In this essay, I characterize the key aspects of the UCA, and Ellacuría’s arguments for why this is the proper way for a university to fulfill its proper role in society. I then ask how this university, formed in a situation of extreme inequality and violence, might look in the different context of the United States. Read Essay
Dr. David Ignatius Gandolfo is Chair of the Poverty Studies program at Furman University and Associate Professor of Philosophy. His teaching interests include the Ethics of Globalization, Poverty Studies, Latin American Philosophy and Africana Philosophy. His research interests include economic ethics, liberation philosophy, international justice, and the responsibility of a university in the realm of social justice. Gandolfo is married to the theologian Dr. Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo. They have four young children.