GFU will hold lecture on moral conflict
Author and professor Bradley Campbell will appear in Newberg in November in a speech headlined "Dignity, Victimhood and the Future of the University."
The talk by the associate professor of sociology at California State University – Los Angeles is part of the William Penn Honors Program at George Fox University. It is slated for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Room 1095 of the Hoover Academic Building.
Campbell will speak on moral conflict, clashes of right and wrong, and will specifically discuss "the challenges that new moral concepts and related trends are posing to scholarship, free speech and to students' well-being at contemporary universities," a press release said, adding that Campbell will also offer some solutions to these issues.
At CSULA, Campbell primarily concentrated on the study of moral conflict until he recently began looking at smaller-scale conflicts on modern college campuses. These conflicts include "micro-aggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings and free speech," which Campbell will also talk about in November.
He is the author of "The Geometry of Genocide: A Study in Pure Sociology" and the co-author of "The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Micro-aggressions, Safe Spaces and the New Culture Wars," along with Jason Manning.
Campbell will also pull from his published works to discuss these many challenges.