Kansas professor to speak at COBE's Global Capitalism Lecture


Ann Cudd, distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas 

Is capitalism good for women?

Ann Cudd, a distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas (KU), will address the topic at the College of Business and Economics (COBE) Global Capitalism Distinguished Speaker Series on March 30.

The lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. in the Radford University COBE Building, room 204.

The Global Capitalism Distinguished Speaker Series is an ongoing collaboration between BB&T and the Radford University College of Business and Economics to stimulate thought and discussion about capitalism, the tenets of free enterprise and the best practices of successful organizations.

At the University of Kansas, Cudd has taught in the Department of Philosophy and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. She was director of the program from 2001 to 2008. Cudd was appointed associate dean of humanities in the college in 2008.

The professor has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Hall Center for the Humanities, and she was inducted into the KU Women's Hall of Fame in 2008. Cudd has served as the president of the Society for Analytical Feminism and as the program chair for the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association.

In 2001, Cudd was awarded a W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. In 2007 her book "Analyzing Oppression" was awarded the Byron Caldwell Smith Award.

Cudd joins a distinguished group of previous speakers who have participated in the BB&T-COBE series: Russell S. Sobel, visiting scholar in entrepreneurship in the School of Business Administration at The Citadel; Christopher Coyne, director of graduate studies of the Department of Economics at George Mason University; Hamid Ghanadan, founder and president of the Linus Group; Mary Rose Carosia and Theresa Werner of S&P Capital IQ; Kevin Daley, a past vice president at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and founder of Communispond; former BB&T Chair and Chief Executive Officer John Allison; Jason Bingham, vice president, Central Territory of North America, for Ingersoll Rand; and Keith Shields, senior statistician and analytic development lead for Marketing Associates in Detroit.

Mar 25, 2015