Plan II Spring 2009 Perspectives Class: Perspectives on Happiness: The ‘Pursuit of Happiness’: A brief history
Wed, February 4, 2009 • 7:00 PM • Gearing Hall (GEA), Room 105
Tonight's speaker is Dr. Michael Stoff, Plan II Director and Department of History. This unique course, taught by Plan II Director Professor Michael Stoff, brings together a panel of faculty members from various disciplines to discuss their views on happiness. Despite the guarantee of its pursuit as a constitutional right, happiness has often been hard to find. Is happiness attainable in an imperfect world? How is it defined and who exactly doesthe defining? Does the meaning of happiness cMichael Stoff is the current director of the Plan II Honors Program and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Stoff has also directed the History Honors Program, the Graduate Program in History, and teaches in the Normandy Scholars Program. He is the co-editor of the Oxford New Narratives in American History and his publications include Oil, War, and American Security: The Search for a National Policy on Foreign Oil, 1941-1947 and The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age.