David Batstone ’80, professor of social ethics at the University of San Francisco and a writer on popular culture, and film producer Steven Crisman spoke on “Pop Culture with Values: If You Don’t Like the News, Go Out and Create Your Own” on campus in February. Batstone also spoke in chapel. Both men have been involved in efforts to use popular culture to speak to important questions about values in our society, and they plan to collaborate on several films.
Batstone is the author of “Saving the Corporate Soul,” which outlines eight principles for creating and preserving wealth and well-being without selling out. Crisman has produced more than 60 hours of documentaries. He is known for his investigative and award-winning films about controversial public-interest issues.