The Genealogy of Happiness

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 5:00pmGrolier Club, 47 E. 60th Street, New York City

Lecture and audience engagement by philosophy professor William Edelglass, reception to follow

Join Marlboro College alumni, prospective students, parents, educators, and the interested public at this special event in New York's Grolier Club. Philosophy and environmental studies professor William Edelglass will discuss critical reflections on the origin and contemporary science of happiness, followed by informal discussion and a reception with cash bar and complimentary light hors d'oeuvres.

William is co-director of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy, and has coedited several books including Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings and the Oxford Handbook of World PhilosophyHe has been a teacher in a variety of settings beyond Marlboro College, including a federal prison in New York, a Tibetan refugee settlement in Nepal, and for many years as a wilderness guide at Outward Bound.

The event includes the opportunity to converse with leaders of the college including President Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Brigid Lawler, dean of admissions, and Sean Conley, associate dean of the graduate school.

There is no charge for attendance, however registration is requested. Any questions, please email Kathy Waters, or call her at 802-451-7145. 

This event is generously sponsored by Marlboro College Trustee Ted Wendell. An exquisite venue, the Grolier Club's objective is to foster appreciation for books and prints, their art, history, production, and commerce.

New York is an ideal venue for the first Marlboro College on the Road event. True to its mission of providing independent thinkers opportunities to broaden their intellectual horizons, Marlboro is taking members of the faculty like William on the road to new locations as a way to engage, reconnect, and share knowledge. And we are doing it in the way we know best: by utilizing our faculty in small group settings, exploring together topics relevant to our world and our future. 


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