Understanding Karl Marx: A Workshop for Teachers - San Antonio Area
Do you teach American Government, World History, Economics, Philosophy, or Western Civilization? Do you want to learn more about one of the most controversial political thinkers in world history? Do you need professional development hours? This half-day workshop will help you develop a better understanding of Marx’s influential role in world history and why his ideas remain provocative. The ideas of Karl Marx influenced the politics and economics of nations from the 19th century forward. They spawned revolutions, wars, and countless followers. His ideas remain influential today and seem increasingly attractive as some question the morality and efficiency of free markets. Join us for this workshop focusing on the life, ideas, and influence of Karl Marx. This workshop is hosted by HBU's Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty. Four university professors from Houston Baptist University will cover the following topics: 1. The Dream of Karl Marx – Marx’s vision for a better world as presented in his Communist Manifesto, presented by Dr. Chris Hammons, Professor of Government. 2. The World of Karl Marx - The events that influenced Marx's life in 19th century London, presented by Dr. David Davis, Professor of British History. 3. Marx and Locke Contrasted - The basis for a global Cold War presented as a conflict of ideologies, presented by Dr. Scott Robinson, Professor of Government. 4. The Nightmare of Karl Marx - The failure and cost of the communist struggle in life, liberty, and property, presented by Dr. John Tyler, Professor of Law. There is a $20 registration fee for the workshop. The registration fee includes lunch, snacks, a copy of Marx’s Communist Manifesto, and a certificate of participation documenting four hours of professional development, certified through HBU's School of Humanities. I hope you will take advantage of this professional development opportunity and join us for what promises to be an engaging and enlightening day. Dr. Chris Hammons, Director FAQs What will the day look like? This half-day workshop will be held on the campus of Founders Classical Academy in Schertz, Texas. Registration opens at 8:30am (coffee will be available) and the first session starts at 9:00am. Each session will last 50 minutes. There will be three sessions on Marx in the morning, lunch, a fourth session after lunch, and a brief final session for additional questions and exploring teaching strategies. The event will end at 2:30pm. The presenters will be available after the program for additional questions or discussion. Where can I park on campus? You can park anywhere on campus. There will be signs directing you to the appropriate room on campus for the workshop. What can I bring into the event? A pen and a note pad are a good idea. Food and drink will be provided, but if you have any special dietary needs you should bring food with you. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can email the Director of the Center, Dr. Chris Hammons, at email@example.com or call at 281-649-3270. What's the refund policy? Due to limited seating and event planning, no refunds will be offered once we are within 7 days of the event.