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  • Panel Discussion: Democracy and Philanthropy | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Panel Discussion Democracy and Philanthropy Events Panel Discussion Democracy and Philanthropy Ethics of Wealth Series 5 30pm on Tuesday May 21 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium Tue 21 May Event Overview Abstract Is institutional philanthropy good or bad for American democracy No doubt that philanthropic foundations fund many good projects But foundations are also institutional oddities in democratic societies they lack accountability operate without significant transparency requirements elevate the preferences of wealthy individuals across generations and receive generous tax breaks Speaker Drawing from his recent Boston Review article Rob Reich Director Ethics in Society Honors Program Stanford PACS Faculty Co Director will explore the role of foundations in democratic societies He argues that foundations can gain legitimacy in spite of the unchecked power they wield through their work in supporting diversity and in long run social policy innovation Larry Kramer President William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Susan Liautaud Visiting Scholar Stanford PACS and Chiara Cordelli Post Doctoral Scholar Stanford PACS will

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-of-wealth-series/panel-discussion-democracy-and-philanthropy (2014-09-22)
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  • Betrayed | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Betrayed Events Betrayed Ethics and War 8 00pm on Monday May 20 2013 At Annenberg Auditorium Mon 20 May Event Overview In early 2007 George Packer published an article in The New Yorker about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq with little or no U S protection or security The article drew national attention to the humanitarian crisis and moral scandal Betrayed based on Mr Packer s interviews in Baghdad tells the story of three young Iraqis two men and one woman motivated to risk everything by America s promise of freedom Betrayed explores the complex relationships among the Iraqis themselves and with their American supervisor struggling to find purpose while a country collapses around them coultureproject org where Betrayed had its world premiere in January 2008 The play is directed by Rush Rehm an actor director and professor of drama and of classics who publishes in the areas of Greek tragedy and contemporary politics Along with courses on ancient theater and culture he teaches courses on contemporary politics the media and U S imperialism Rehm also directs and acts professionally serving as Artistic Director of Stanford Summer Theater SST An activist in the peace and justice movements Rehm is involved in anti war and anti imperialist actions and in solidarity campaigns with Palestine Cuba East Timor and Central America On Thursday May 19 Packer will be in conversation with Tobias Wolff English Stanford and Debra Satz Philosophy Stanford Original article in The New Yorker Speaker Performance of George Packer s 2009 Play George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author most recently of The Assassins Gate America in Iraq That book

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/betrayed (2014-09-22)
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  • Armagost and Turner: The Shadows of Bombs, A Soldier and Pilot Read from Their Work | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Armagost and Turner The Shadows of Bombs A Soldier and Pilot Read from Their Work Events Armagost and Turner The Shadows of Bombs A Soldier and Pilot Read from Their Work Ethics and War 4 00pm on Friday May 17 2013 At Oak Lounge Tresidder Union Fri 17 May Event Overview Jason Armagost and Brian Turner who are both writers and members of the U S armed services will read from the recent work Richard Rhodes Author Pulitzer Prize Winner will moderate the event Lieutenant Colonel Jason Armagost has served as an officer fighter pilot and bomber pilot in the U S Air Force since May of 1992 His military experience includes extensive air combat and joint and combined strategic and operational level planning and exercises in theaters throughout the world He has over 170 combat hours in the F 16 and he was selected to fly the lead B 2 Stealth Bomber over Baghdad in the opening salvos of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 He has written and published broadly on tactical and strategic planning professional development literature and his own flying and combat experiences Brian Turner served seven years in the US Army including one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq Here Bullet his 2005 debut collection of poems about his experience as a soldier in the Iraq War was the winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award His second collection Phantom Noise was published in the spring of

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/armagost-and-turner-the-shadows-of-bombs-a-soldier-and-pilot-read (2014-09-22)
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  • Tony Atkinson: Where Is Inequality Headed? | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Arrow Lectures Tony Atkinson Where Is Inequality Headed Events Tony Atkinson Where Is Inequality Headed Arrow Lectures 5 30pm on Thursday May 16 2013 At Annnenberg Auditorium Cummings Art Building Thu 16 May Event Overview Concern about rising economic inequality arises because of its implications for today s society and of what it implies about where we are headed in the future Are inequalities within countries going to continue to widen This lecture asks what can be learned from historical experience and from economic models of the generation of inequality It explores the long run development of inequality of income and wealth in the US and in Europe When have we succeeded in reducing inequality It argues that we need to go beyond first year economics in order to understand the forces influencing wages and capital incomes and that the subject of inequality should be re integrated into the mainstream of economics Speaker Sir Tony Atkinson currently at Nuffield College Oxford works predominantly on the economics of income distribution poverty and security micro economics and public economics His research has led to an inequality measure named after him the Atkinson index Prior to Nuffield Atkinson held positions at the University of Cambridge University College London the London School of Economics and the University of Essex He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy a Fellow of the Econometric Society Honorary Member of the American Economic Association and Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences View photos from the event Event Location Annnenberg Auditorium Cummings Art Building 435 Lasuen Mall Stanford CA 94305 USA View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Review Tony Atkinson Where is inequality headed

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/arrow-lectures/tony-atkinson-where-is-inequality-headed (2014-09-22)
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  • Elizabeth Anderson | Wesson Discussion Seminar | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Ethics Undergraduate Honors Program Application and Requirements Past Theses FAQs Minor Program Awards Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement EthicSoc Courses Summer Fellowships Human Rights Fellowships FAQs Sample Human Rights Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Wesson Lectures Elizabeth Anderson Wesson Discussion Seminar Events Elizabeth Anderson Wesson Discussion Seminar Wesson Lectures 12 00pm on Friday May 10 2013 At Black Community Services Center Fri 10 May Event Overview We are pleased to announce Elizabeth Anderson Philosophy University of Michigan will deliver our 2012 2013 Wesson Lecture on Problems of Democracy The title of Professor Anderson s talk is Slavery Emancipation and the Forgotten History of the Relationship of Freedom and Equality On Friday May 10 from 12 00 2 00pm a follow up discussion seminar will be held Commentators Joshua Cohen Political Science Philosophy Law Stanford David Hollinger History Berkeley Event Location Black Community Services Center View Map Share This

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  • Elizabeth Anderson | Slavery, Emancipation, and the Forgotten History of the Relationship of Freedom and Equality | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Wesson Lectures Elizabeth Anderson Slavery Emancipation and the Forgotten History of the Relationship of Freedom and Equality Events Elizabeth Anderson Slavery Emancipation and the Forgotten History of the Relationship of Freedom and Equality Wesson Lectures 5 30pm on Thursday May 9 2013 At Annenberg Auditorium Thu 9 May Event Overview Abstract Contemporary political discourse assumes a deep tension between the ideals of freedom and equality The history of egalitarian social movements from the Levellers on tells a different story From the start egalitarians described the social hierarchies to which they objected such as aristocracy absolute monarchy patriarchal marriage and wage labor as forms of slavery Slavery supplies the root metaphor connecting the ideals of freedom and equality The metaphor has led in different directions depending on how the core objection to slavery was articulated One identifies the injustice of slavery as subjection to the arbitrary will of another Another identifies it with deprivation of the fruits of one s labor The first preserves a deep unity between freedom and equality The second has been turned against egalitarians This lecture will explore both paths by reconsidering the questions raised in post emancipation societies and how the freed people themselves answered them Commentators Joshua Cohen Political Science Philosophy Law Stanford David Hollinger History Berkeley Discussion Seminar May 10 2013 Speaker Elizabeth Anderson Philosophy University of Michigan Elizabeth Anderson is the Arthur F Thurnau Professor and John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women s Studies at University of Michigan She teaches courses in ethics social and political philosophy philosophy of the social sciences and feminist theory Within these fields her research focuses

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/wesson-lectures/elizabeth-anderson-slavery-emancipation-and-the-forgotten-history-of (2014-09-22)
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  • David Loy: Buddha and the Green Goo: How Much Is Too Much? | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Too Much Events David Loy Buddha and the Green Goo How Much Is Too Much Ethics of Wealth Series 6 00pm on Thursday May 2 2013 At Levinthal Hall Thu 2 May Event Overview In addition to comments in Buddhist texts on its benefits and dangers this presentation will reflect more generally on how wealth relates to basic Buddhist teachings about suffering and nonself Is preoccupation with wealth poverty another problematic example of dualistic thinking Since money is a social construct there are interesting parallels with shunyata emptiness and more amusingly with the ecophagic grey goo that Eric Drexler and other nanotechnologists have warned about This event is co sponsored with the Department of Religious Studies the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies and the Humanities Center Speaker David Loy Independent Scholar David Loy received his Ph D in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore He has taught in numerous universities worldwide including the National University of Singapore the Bunkyo University in Japan the Hebrew University in Israel and Xavier University in Ohio Professor Loy s main research interest is in the dialogue between Buddhism and modernity especially on social and ecological issues His numerous publications include The World is Made of Stories Awareness Bound and Unbound Buddhist Essays Money Sex War Karma Notes for a Buddhist Revolution The Great Awakening A Buddhist Social Theory Lack and Transcendence and The Problem of Death and Life in Psychotherapy Existentialism and Buddhism and Nonduality A Study in Comparative Philosophy In addition he is a Zen teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism He lectures widely and gives retreats and workshops worldwide Event Location Levinthal Hall Levinthal Hall Stanford Humanities Center 424 Santa Teresa St Stanford CA 94305 USA View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Review A Buddhist conversation

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-of-wealth-series/david-loy-buddha-and-the-green-goo-how-much-is-too-much (2014-09-22)
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  • Joel Peterson: Ethics and Business | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Joel Peterson Ethics and Business Events Joel Peterson Ethics and Business Ethics and the Professions Series 12 00pm on Wednesday May 1 2013 At GSB Board Room Wed 1 May Event Overview Thinking of joining or creating a start up Considering a career in corporate America Pursuing an MBA Please join Joel Peterson from the Graduate School of Business and Scotty McLennan Stanford Dean for Religious Life for an in depth discussion about the unique ethical challenges in the world of business Speaker Joel Peterson The Robert L Joss Consulting Professor of Management Since 1992 Joel Peterson has taught courses in real estate entrepreneurship and leadership at the Graduate School of Business Stanford University Peterson s course focus is presently on the effective management and leadership of growing businesses His abiding interest however is in students and the important decisions they will make in the business world and in their personal lives Event Location GSB Board Room 645 Knight Way Stanford CA 94305 View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Review Ethics and the Professions Business with Joel Peterson By Cara Reichard on

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-the-professions-series/joel-peterson-ethics-and-business (2014-09-22)
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