Dr. Molly Brigid McGrath of the Assumption College faculty will present the address “The Authority of the Sacred Victim: Why Our Identity Politics Are So Contentious” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium in Graves Hall.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

McGrath is director of the Honors Program and an associate professor of philosophy at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.  She focuses on contemporary philosophy and Aristotle, and also enjoys writing philosophical movie reviews.

The presentation is being hosted by the college’s Tocqueville Forum student organization with campus co-sponsors including the Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Office of the Dean for the Arts and Humanities, Office of the Dean for the Social Sciences, and Markets & Morality student organization.  The co-sponsors also include the Saint Benedict Institute and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college's Events and Conferences Office by emailing events@hope.edu or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 13th streets.