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Pascal Day 2012, Oct. 24

  • 7:30 pm
  • Africa Room, Duquesne Union

The Eugenics Movement and Misanthropic Philanthropy

Presented by
William A. Schambra
Director, the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal

Pascal Day—an exploration of science, philosophy and faith—is an annual lecture series named for Blaise Pascal, a 17th century French scientist and mathematician. Pascal’s later writings on Christianity reveal a thinker whose faith deepened and grew stronger as the intricacy of creation’s workings became known to him through science.

Prof. Schambra's spoke about the prominent role U.S. foundations played in promoting the eugenics movement, a chapter of their history they have never faced and would fain forget.

This fourth annual Pascal Day took place on October 24, 2012.  View the lecture here.