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Dr. Robin Lovin to speak in Convocation, seminars

FEBRUARY 17, 2008

Dr. Robin LovinDr. Robin Lovin will present "Reinhold Niebuhr for the 21st Century: Christian Realism and the New Realities" at the annual Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics. The series of events, to be held, Feb. 28 - March 1, is part of the 2007-2008 Convocation Series "Many Voices Bold Vision."

Dr. Robin Lovin is a Cary Maguire University professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He joined the SMU faculty in July 1994 and served as dean of Perkins School of Theology from 1994-2002. From 1991-1994, Lovin was dean at the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His teaching career includes service as an instructor at Candler School of Theology of Emory University and 13 years as a faculty member at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A.) and Harvard University (B.D. and Ph.D). He is an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church.

The Convocation is free and open to the public. The 2007-2008 Augsburg Convocation Series is the eighth annual series incorporating long-standing endowed and special programs of Augsburg College. For more information about the Augsburg Convocation series visit:

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
"Creating Global Order: A Niebuhrian View of New Realities"
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Friday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m.
"Global Order and Global Warming: Thinking with Niebuhr about Politics"
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Saturday, March 1, noon
Mini-Convocation, "Faith and Politics: A Niebuhrian Perspective"
Minneapolis Room, Christensen Center