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  • Laura Stokes: Wealth Admired; Wealth Hated, Managing Money and Power in Fifteenth-Century Basel | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    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 Laura Stokes Wealth Admired Wealth Hated Managing Money and Power in Fifteenth Century Basel Events Laura Stokes Wealth Admired Wealth Hated Managing Money and Power in Fifteenth Century Basel Ethics of Wealth Series 5 00pm on Thursday March 7 2013 At Stanford University Thu 7 Mar Event Overview When Uly Mörnach was found murdered on a cold November morning in 1502 no one was surprised He had been the most hated member of the butchers guild and the other guildsmen had conspired to kill him The most powerful member of that conspiracy was Caspar David David and Mörnach were cousins both wealthy butchers of roughly equal standing While Mörnach died a violent death and his family disappeared from the city within a generation thereafter David escaped any blame for the murder and his family rose in the ruling elite of the city This intense contrast between their fates derived from their very different stances on the ethics of personal liberty and wealth Co sponsored with the Department of Religious Studies and the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center Speaker Laura Stokes History Stanford Laura Stokes completed her Ph D at the University of Virginia in 2006 Her first book Demons of Urban Reform examines the origins of witchcraft prosecution in fifteenth century Europe against the backdrop of a general rise in the prosecution of crime and other measures of social control Her current research is an examination of quotidian economic culture during the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries This project under the

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  • John Kunz: Ethics and Engineering | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    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 John Kunz Ethics and Engineering Events John Kunz Ethics and Engineering Ethics and the Professions Series 6 00pm on Tuesday February 5 2013 At Packard Building Tue 5 Feb Event Overview Thinking about a career in engineering What are the ethical issues unique to the field of education What are some of the challenges you ll face Please join Scotty McLennan Stanford Dean for Religious Life and John Kunz Engineering for a robust discussion of these issues Speaker Scotty McLennan Stanford Dean for Religious Life and John Kunz Engineering Event Location Packard Building Packard Building Room 204 Stanford CA 94305 USA View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Review Ethics and the Professions Engineering with John Kunz By Alexis Garduno on February 15 2013 Often engineers approach ethics in the same way they design buildings circuits or

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  • Denise Clark Pope: Ethics and Education | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    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 Denise Clark Pope Ethics and Education Events Denise Clark Pope Ethics and Education Ethics and the Professions Series 7 00pm on Thursday January 31 2013 At EAST House dorm Thu 31 Jan Event Overview Thinking about Education as a long term career What are the ethical issues unique to the field of education As an educator what are some of the challenges you ll face Please join Scotty McLennan Stanford Dean for Religious Life and Denise Clark Pope Senior Lecturer in the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Co Founder of Challenge Success for a robust discussion of these issues Event Location EAST House dorm 554 Governor s Ave Stanford CA 94305 USA View Map

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-the-professions-series/denise-clark-pope-ethics-and-education (2014-09-22)
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  • Emmanuel Saez | Income Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    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 Emmanuel Saez Income Inequality Evidence and Policy Implications Events Emmanuel Saez Income Inequality Evidence and Policy Implications Ethics of Wealth Series 5 30pm on Thursday January 24 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium Thu 24 Jan Event Overview Saez s lecture will present evidence on income inequality from the World Top Incomes Database The database includes top income shares time series over the long run for more than twenty countries He will summarize the key empirical findings and discuss the role of technology and globalization government regulations and tax progressivity in explaining the empirical findings Speaker Emmanuel Saez Economics Berkeley Emmanuel Saez is a Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth at the University of California Berkeley His research focuses on tax policy and inequality both from theoretical and empirical perspectives Jointly with Thomas Piketty he has constructed long run historical series of income inequality in the United States that have been widely discussed in the public debate He

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  • Greg Smith: Why I Left Goldman Sachs | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Greg Smith Why I Left Goldman Sachs Events Greg Smith Why I Left Goldman Sachs Ethics of Wealth Series 12 00pm on Thursday January 17 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium Thu 17 Jan Event Overview In the spring of 2012 The New York Times published an Op Ed piece by Greg Smith who had recently resigned as the head of Goldman Sachs United States equity derivatives business in Europe the Middle East and Africa The Op Ed titled Why I Left Goldman Sachs went viral became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and drew passionate responses from former Fed chairman Paul Volcker legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg Mostly though it hit a nerve among the general public who question the role of Wall Street in society and the callous take the money and run mentality that brought the world economy to its knees a few short years ago Smith s recently published book Why I Left Goldman Sachs A Wall Street Story picks up where his Op Ed left

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  • Larissa MacFarquhar: Extreme Morality | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    of Wealth Series 7 00pm on Tuesday January 15 2013 At Cemex Auditorium Tue 15 Jan Event Overview The philosopher Peter Singer compares the way most of us live to seeing a child drowning in a shallow pond and declining to save him so as not to muddy our clothes Even if we don t see a particular child in danger if we spend two hundred dollars on shoes that could have bought life saving medicine we re still responsible for a death Most people either don t believe this or can t imagine what their lives would look like if they did this talk will tell the story of a couple of young utilitarians who do believe it and live their lives accordingly Much contemporary thinking about humans from biology to the social sciences to fiction assumes that we re essentially selfish suspicion of or contempt for virtue is a hallmark of modernity Saintly people are thought to be unnatural and constricted But renunciation can be more interesting than indulgence and a disciplined life more interesting than a desultory one They make ordinary existence seem flabby haphazard and gluttonous Speaker Larissa MacFarquhar has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998 Her subjects have included John Ashbery Edward Albee Derek Parfit Patricia Churchland and Paul Churchland Richard Posner and Noam Chomsky among many others She is currently working on her new book Extreme Morality working title The book will be published by Penguin Press Before joining The New Yorker MacFarquhar was a senior editor at Lingua Franca and an advisory editor at The Paris Review Event Location Cemex Auditorium Knight Management Center Stanford CA 94305 USA View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Review Extreme Morality The New Yorker s Larissa MacFarquhar recounts the lives of people

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  • Roger Clay | Economic Equity: Challenges in a Diverse Society | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Thu 15 Nov Event Overview Across America communities and their residents are going through wrenching economic change These changes affect people of all races ethnicities gender and ages However different populations are not affected equally In 2011 for the first time more than half of the children born in the United States were children from racial and ethnic minority families and by 2050 a majority of people in the country will be minorities Yet disparities between whites and people of color are growing wider on many key measures including income wealth and education Many of these disparities are the result of intentional public policies Our challenge as a country is to create new policies which result in economic equity for all and prepares our people to meet the global economic challenges of the 21st century Speaker Roger Clay President Insight Center for Community Economic Development Roger A Clay Jr is the President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development in Oakland California a national research consulting and legal organization with a mission of helping people and communities become and remain economically secure Clay has long been committed to promoting racial and economic justice He began his legal career as a law clerk at the Insight Center and returned 30 years later as its President Prior to returning Clay was a legal services attorney General Counsel of the California Housing Finance Agency and a partner with the law firm of Goldfarb Lipman He later became the Vice President with the Corporation for Supportive Housing and a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Race Poverty at the University of Minnesota Clay has been a leader in the legal profession for more than 35 years He was the Chair of the American Bar Association ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development

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  • Josh Kornbluth: Love & Taxes | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    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 Josh Kornbluth Love Taxes Events Josh Kornbluth Love Taxes Ethics of Wealth Series 7 00pm on Thursday November 1 2012 At CEMEX Auditorium we will start promptly at 7 00pm Thu 1 Nov Event Overview Love Taxes is a comic monologue about one man s belated struggles to become a provider After years of not filing his tax returns Josh falls in love with a beautiful woman a public schoolteacher who upon getting pregnant insists that Josh solve his tax problems before their baby is born As he scrambles to comply Josh finds his tax hole just getting deeper and deeper until desperate to enter the System he finally resorts to extreme measures such as pleading his case directly to the former commissioner of the I R S Ultimately and unexpectedly Love Taxes becomes a story of a lifelong outsider beginning to understand the requirements and rewards of citizenship Speaker Josh Kornbluth Monologist Josh Kornbluth is a comic monologuist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who has toured internationally He has written and starred in several monologues and feature films including Haiku Tunnel Love Taxes and Red Diaper Baby and The Mathematics of Change Faculty talk back after the performance with Joe Bankman Stanford Law and Barbara Fried Stanford Law Event Location CEMEX Auditorium we will start promptly at 7 00pm View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Review Love Taxes Kornbluth s monologue follows his struggle with U S tax law as love helps him fight his way out of debt By Cara Reichard on November 15 2012 Rare is the performance that speaks as passionately about tax law

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