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  • Events | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    2014 Prev Next S M T W T F S 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Ebola Health Governance Security and Ethical Dimensions Special Events 23 more 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 About Events Learn More Overview Among the Center s initiatives are public programs to address the ethical dimensions of contemporary social problems The 2014 15 initiative is currently being developed and planned and will launch in fall 2014 The Center s past initiatives include Ethics of Wealth 2012 2014 Ethics and War 2010 2012 Ethics of Food and the Environment 2007 2010 Ethics and the Professions ongoing Featured Event Wed 8 Oct Tanner Lectures Danielle Allen Education and Equality Two Concepts of Education Lecture 1 5 30pm on Wednesday October 8 2014 At Bechtel Conference Center The topic of education now has a form unimaginable in earlier eras of human history The era of nation building linked mass education with state power in unprecedented ways Upcoming Events Tue 23 Sep Special Events Ebola Health Governance Security and Ethical Dimensions 4 00pm on Tuesday September 23 2014 At Encina Hall Bechtel Conference Center In this panel discussion hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford experts will discuss the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in relation to issues of health governance and ethics Tue 23 Sep Special Events Every Three Seconds Film Screening 5 30pm on Tuesday September 23 2014 At Room 290 Stanford Law School In a society where materialism reigns what is the real secret to happiness The Center for Ethics in Society joins the Haas Center for Public Service to host a preview screening of Every Three Sec

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  • Arrow Lectures | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    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 Events All Upcoming Events Lectures Arrow Lectures Tanner Lectures Wesson Lectures Special Events Past Events Videos Conferences Workshops Looking for Past Events Browse our past events section where we ve archived past events Email Newsletter Get the latest information on upcoming events articles from the The Buzz and announcements from the Center for Ethics in Society Subscribe You can unsubscribe at any time Arrow Lectures The Arrow Lecture Series on Ethics and Leadership is named in honor of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow the Joan Kenney Professor of Economics and Professor of Operations Research Emeritus Professor Arrow has made many contributions to welfare economics social choice theory and collective decision making He is also a founding member of the Ethics in Society honors program In 2005 Patrick Byrne endowed the Arrow Lecture Series in Ethics and Leadership Byrne is the founder and CEO of Internet retailer Overstock com

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  • Tanner Lectures | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Obert Clark Tanner In creating the lectureships Tanner said I hope these lectures will contribute to the intellectual and moral life of mankind I see them simply as a search for a better understanding of human behavior and human values This understanding may be pursued for its own intrinsic worth but it may also eventually have practical consequences for the quality of personal and social life Stanford is proud to be one of the nine distinguished universities to host the Tanner Lectures The Tanner lectureships which are comprised of annual lectures and seminars are held at nine universities including Cambridge Harvard Michigan Oxford Princeton The University of California Utah Yale and Stanford The purpose of the Tanner Lectures is to advance and reflect upon the scholarly and scientific learning relating to human values This intention embraces the entire range of values pertinent to the human condition interest behavior and aspiration The lectures are published in an annual volume Appointment as a Tanner lecturer is in recognition for uncommon achievement and outstanding abilities in the field of human values The lecturers themselves come from the fields of philosophy religion the humanities the sciences the creative arts and learned professions or from leadership in public or private affairs The lectureships are international and intercultural and transcend ethnic national religious and ideological distinctions Past Tanner lecturers at Stanford include Jared Diamond Dorothy Allison Paul Krugman Mary Robinson Harry Frankfurt Avishai Margalit David Brion Davis and Glenn Loury 2014 2015 Tanner Lectures Danielle Allen is the Tanner Lecturer for the upcoming academic year She will be presenting her two lectures Education and Equality from October 8 10 2014 Upcoming Events in Tanner Lectures Wed 8 Oct Tanner Lectures Danielle Allen Education and Equality Two Concepts of Education Lecture 1 5 30pm on Wednesday October

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  • Wesson Lectures | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Events All Upcoming Events Lectures Arrow Lectures Tanner Lectures Wesson Lectures Special Events Past Events Videos Conferences Workshops Looking for Past Events Browse our past events section where we ve archived past events Email Newsletter Get the latest information on upcoming events articles from the The Buzz and announcements from the Center for Ethics in Society Subscribe You can unsubscribe at any time Wesson Lectures Each year the Center brings to Stanford a notable scholar to deliver a set of lectures pertaining to problems in democratic theory and practice These lectures are endowed by the late Robert Wesson a political scientist and Hoover Institute Fellow who studied Soviet society Dr Wesson hoped that these lectures would help students scholars and community members think through important public issues related to democratic governance such as the role of money in elections the obligations of representatives to their constituents and the place of discussion and debate in democratic politics This lecture series is one public aspect of the Center that seeks to address social and moral questions broadly in research and teaching and to motivate our students to take these questions up as engaged citizens Over the years we have assembled an outstanding range of thinkers to address the problems and challenges of democracy and today the Wesson lectures are one of the most prestigious lectures series at Stanford University 2014 2015 Wesson Lectures Frank Fukuyama is the Wesson Lecturer for the upcoming academic year He will be presenting his lecture in January 2015 Upcoming Events in Wesson Lectures Thu 22 Jan Wesson Lectures Francis Fukuyama A State of Courts and Parties 5 30pm on Thursday January 22 2015 At location TBA The American political system traditionally

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  • Special Events | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Events All Upcoming Events Lectures Arrow Lectures Tanner Lectures Wesson Lectures Special Events Past Events Videos Conferences Workshops Looking for Past Events Browse our past events section where we ve archived past events Email Newsletter Get the latest information on upcoming events articles from the The Buzz and announcements from the Center for Ethics in Society Subscribe You can unsubscribe at any time Special Events The Ethics Center has occasional special events This is an opportunity to bring in speakers who may not fit into a specific series In Winter 2013 Rachel Maddow a Stanford graduate who wrote her thesis with the Undergraduate Honors Program in Ethics In society spoke to crowd at Memorial Auditorium about her time at Stanford and the value of humanities in an undergraduate education Upcoming Events in Special Events Tue 23 Sep Special Events Ebola Health Governance Security and Ethical Dimensions 4 00pm on Tuesday September 23 2014 At Encina Hall Bechtel Conference Center In this panel discussion hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford experts will discuss the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa in relation to issues of health governance and ethics Tue 23 Sep Special Events Every Three Seconds Film Screening 5 30pm on Tuesday September 23 2014 At Room 290 Stanford Law School In a society where materialism reigns what is the real secret to happiness The Center for Ethics in Society joins the Haas Center for Public Service to host a preview screening of Every Three Sec Thu 2 Oct Special Events Dave Eggers and Tobias Wolff In Conversation 6 00pm on Thursday October 2 2014 At Encina Hall Bechtel Conference Center Join author Dave Eggers as he discusses topics related to his recent book The Circle in conversation with Tobias Wolff Thu 23 Oct Special

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  • Past Events | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Katherine Boo Poverty In The Context Of Plenty Life Death And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity 5 30pm on Thursday October 10 2013 At Dinkelspiel Auditorium This event has been canceled In a talk called Poverty In The Context Of Plenty Life Death And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity journalist Katherine Boo will discuss her recent book Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life Death and Hope Wed 2 Oct Arrow Lectures Esther Duflo Hope Aspirations and the Design of the Fight Against Poverty 5 30pm on Wednesday October 2 2013 At Tresidder Oak West Lounge The concept of the poverty trap has played a central role in the economics of poverty and development Sat 21 Sep Special Events Stop Hunger Now 11 00am on Saturday September 21 2013 At Oak Lounge West Tresidder Memorial Union Stop Hunger Now aims to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life saving aid to the world s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources Thu 30 May Special Events Joe Bankman Mental Illness and Legal Culpability 7 00pm on Thursday May 30 2013 At Cubberley Auditorium Does the law take mental illness into account when determining guilt and punishment Should it Stanford Law Professor Robert Weisberg will discuss the insanity defense and related doctrines Judge Stephen Manley a leader in the men Thu 23 May Special Events Joe Bankman Mental Illness Guns and Violence 7 00pm on Thursday May 23 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium What is the link between violence guns and mental illness What is the appropriate medical legal and social response Two leading scholars and policymakers discuss these issues at this public forum Commentary will be provided by f Wed 22 May Ethics of Wealth Series Aryeh Cohen Justice Wealth Taxes A View from the Perspective of Rabbinic Judaism 12 00pm on Wednesday May 22 2013 At Stanford University This event is co sponsored with the Taube Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of Religious Studies Tue 21 May Ethics of Wealth Series Panel Discussion Democracy and Philanthropy 5 30pm on Tuesday May 21 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium Abstract Is institutional philanthropy good or bad for American democracy Mon 20 May Ethics and War Betrayed 8 00pm on Monday May 20 2013 At Annenberg Auditorium 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 litt Fri 17 May Ethics and War Armagost and Turner The Shadows of Bombs A Soldier and Pilot Read from Their Work 4 00pm on Friday May 17 2013 At Oak Lounge Tresidder Union Jason Armagost and Brian Turner who are both writers and members of the U S armed services will read from the recent work Thu 16 May Arrow Lectures Tony Atkinson Where Is Inequality Headed 5 30pm on Thursday May 16 2013 At Annnenberg Auditorium Cummings Art Building 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 Fri 10 May Wesson Lectures Elizabeth Anderson Wesson Discussion Seminar 12 00pm on Friday May 10 2013 At Black Community Services Center We are pleased to announce Elizabeth Anderson Philosophy University of Michigan will deliver our 2012 2013 Wesson Lecture on Problems of Democracy Thu 9 May Wesson Lectures Elizabeth Anderson Slavery Emancipation and the Forgotten History of the Relationship of Freedom and Equality 5 30pm on Thursday May 9 2013 At Annenberg Auditorium 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 Thu 2 May Ethics of Wealth Series David Loy Buddha and the Green Goo How Much Is Too Much 6 00pm on Thursday May 2 2013 At Levinthal Hall 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 Wed 1 May Ethics and the Professions Series Joel Peterson Ethics and Business 12 00pm on Wednesday May 1 2013 At GSB Board Room Thinking of joining or creating a start up Considering a career in corporate America Pursuing an MBA Thu 25 Apr Ethics of Wealth Series Rush Rehm The Exception and the Rule 8 00pm on Thursday April 25 2013 At The Nitery The Exception and the Rule is a short play by German playwright Bertolt Brecht and is one of several Lehrstücke Teaching plays he wrote around 1929 30 These Teaching plays were taken on tour and performed in schools or in factories to educate the masses about socialist politics Thu 18 Apr Ethics of Wealth Series Panel Discussion Contemporary Art in the Museum and the Marketplace 5 30am on Thursday April 18 2013 At Annenberg Auditorium A forthright conversation about the role of money in the art world How do wealth and its privileges shape art patronage and curatorial practice today This dialogue addressing the phenomenon of the artist as celebrity and the spectacular presentation of art in the auction house and the museum will feature Amy Cappellazzo Chairman Post War and Contemporary Development at Christie s Scott Rothkopf Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Julia Bryan Wilson Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art UC Berkeley Moderated by Professor Richard Meyer Art and Art History Stanford Tue 9 Apr Ethics of Wealth Series Panel Discussion Ethics Wealth the Work that Makes All Other Work Possible 4 30pm on Tuesday April 9 2013 At Levinthal Hall Please join us for an important panel discussion on domestic workers and their struggle to bring value to their work Mon 8 Apr Ethics and the Professions Series Michael Winerip Ethics and Journalism 7 00pm on Monday April 8 2013 At Levinthal Hall Scotty McLennan Dean of Religiouos Life at Stanford was in conversation with New York Times writer Michael Winerip Thu 4 Apr Ethics of Wealth Series John Tomasi Free Market Fairness 5 30pm on Thursday April 4 2013 At Annenberg Auditorium Can libertarians care about social justice In Free Market Fairness John Tomasi argues that they can and should Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F A Sat 16 Mar Special Events An Evening With Rachel Maddow Confronting American Military Power and the Significance of the Humanities 7 00pm on Saturday March 16 2013 At Memorial Auditorium Maddow s visit to Stanford is two fold Thu 14 Mar Ethics of Wealth Series John B Taylor Economic Freedom Wealth and the Alleviation of Poverty 7 00pm on Thursday March 14 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium The economic future is uncertain for many Americans Unemployment remains high following the deep financial crisis Median family incomes have stagnated Poverty rates are at historical highs Tue 12 Mar Ethics of Wealth Series Sayed Kashua Wealth in Israel 4 00pm on Tuesday March 12 2013 At Pigott Hall A discussion of wealth in Israel Thu 7 Mar Ethics of Wealth Series Laura Stokes Wealth Admired Wealth Hated Managing Money and Power in Fifteenth Century Basel 5 00pm on Thursday March 7 2013 At Stanford University 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 Tue 5 Feb Ethics and the Professions Series John Kunz Ethics and Engineering 6 00pm on Tuesday February 5 2013 At Packard Building 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 Thu 31 Jan Ethics and the Professions Series Denise Clark Pope Ethics and Education 7 00pm on Thursday January 31 2013 At EAST House dorm 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 Thu 24 Jan Ethics of Wealth Series Emmanuel Saez Income Inequality Evidence and Policy Implications 5 30pm on Thursday January 24 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium Saez s lecture will present evidence on income inequality from the World Top Incomes Database Thu 17 Jan Ethics of Wealth Series Greg Smith Why I Left Goldman Sachs 12 00pm on Thursday January 17 2013 At CEMEX Auditorium 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 S Tue 15 Jan Ethics of Wealth Series Larissa MacFarquhar Extreme Morality 7 00pm on Tuesday January 15 2013 At Cemex Auditorium 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 Thu 15 Nov Ethics of Wealth Series Roger Clay Economic Equity Challenges in a Diverse Society 7 00pm on Thursday November 15 2012 At Annenberg Auditorium Across America communities and their residents are going through wrenching economic change These changes affect people of all races ethnicities gender and ages Thu 1 Nov Ethics of Wealth Series Josh Kornbluth Love Taxes 7 00pm on Thursday November 1 2012 At CEMEX Auditorium we will start promptly at 7 00pm A comic monologue about one man s belated struggles to become a provider Tue 30 Oct Ethics and the Professions Series Lars Osterberg Ethics of Medicine 6 00pm on Tuesday October 30 2012 At Storey House dorm Thinking of going to Med School Interested in doing research in a lab Then you don t want to miss this discussion What are the ethical issues unique to the medical field Sun 28 Oct Ethics of Wealth Series Rosa Lee Harden Money and Meaning 10 00am on Sunday October 28 2012 At Memorial Church Rosa Lee Harden co founder of Social Capital Markets SOCAP will be preaching at Memorial Church in their University Public Worship series SOCAP is a multi platform organization dedicated to the flow of capital towards social good Wed 17 Oct Ethics of Wealth Series Kathryn Lofton Spiritual Capitalism The Prosperity Gospel of Oprah Winfrey 5 30pm on Wednesday October 17 2012 At Levinthal Hall Stanford Humanities Center After ten years of research Kathryn Lofton published Oprah The Gospel of an Icon a study that uses the works of Oprah Winfrey to define the history and structure of religion in modern America The world of Oprah Winfrey is many things it is entertaining philanthropy therapeutic and corporate Wed 10 Oct Tanner Lectures William Bowen The Cost Disease in Higher Education Is Technology the Answer 5 30pm on Wednesday October 10 2012 At Cemex Auditorium Knight Management Center Lecture I October 10 The Productivity Problem in Higher Education 5 30 7 00pm at Cemex Auditorium Knight Management Center Lecture II October 11 Tue 9 Oct Ethics and the Professions Series Deborah Rhode Ethics of Law 6 00pm on Tuesday October 9 2012 At Law School Thinking of going to Law School Already at the Law School Then you don t want to miss this lecture What are the ethical issues unique to the legal profession As a lawyer what are some of the challenges you ll face Tue 2 Oct Ethics of Wealth Series Gavin Jones Richard White Wealth in the Gilded Age How Much is Enough 7 00pm on Tuesday October 2 2012 At Tresidder Memorial Union Oak West The Gilded Age the time when the nation s egalitarian ideals get overwhelmed by an acceptance of corporate capitalism unbridled accumulation and social inequality Not quite According to historian Richard White and literary critic Gavin Jones the Gilded Age saw surprising responses to the embarrassment of riches Fri 25 May Ethics Noon Sam Arnold The Significance of Economic Freedom 12 00pm on Friday May 25 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 What is economic freedom and how important is it These questions represent a crucial junction point in the history of liberal thought Some liberals like JS Mill and John Rawls place little importance on economic liberties the liberties of working and owning as we might put them Fri 18 May Ethics Noon Nora Engstrom Run of the Mill Justice 12 00pm on Friday May 18 2012 At Bldg 200 Rm 303 Engstrom will examine a peculiar form of unexamined personal injury law practice that has proliferated across the United States These law firms which she calls settlement mills are characterized by their high claim volume aggressive advertising significant delegation to non attorneys entrepreneurial focus and quick resolution of claims typically without initiation of suit Wed 16 May Ethics and War Panel Discussion WAR Ethical Challenges on the Horizon 4 30pm on Wednesday May 16 2012 At Tresidder Memorial Union This panel discussion marks the end of Stanford s two year Ethics War series Fri 11 May Ethics Noon Richard Banks Is Marriage for White People How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone 12 00pm on Friday May 11 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Banks will discuss the difficulty and satisfactions of writing truthfully and forthrightly about sensitive racial issues Tue 8 May Ethics and War Richard Rhodes Reykjavik 7 00pm on Tuesday May 8 2012 At CEMEX Auditorium One act play by Richard Rhodes taken from the transcripts of the historic 1986 summit meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev Fri 4 May Ethics Noon Karl Eikenberry The Ethical Dimension of Wartime Commands and Organizations 12 00pm on Friday May 4 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Leaders of military commands and government organizations operating in conflict zones often face ethical dilemmas as they carry out their missions Integrity in reporting is vital but bearers of bad news are sometimes understandably concerned with professional ramifications Thu 3 May Ethics and War Mark Juergensmeyer Global Religious Challenges to the Secular State 7 00pm on Thursday May 3 2012 At Annenberg Auditorium Mark Juergensmeyer is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies professor of sociology and affiliate professor of religious studies at the Fri 27 Apr Ethics Noon Julie Reed Cheap Trick Ethical Considerations in Cultivating Campus Community Partnerships 12 00pm on Friday April 27 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 American universities and the local communities in which they reside often interact in the spirit of pursuing the common good Their noble intentions may appear simple but the relationships and processes necessary for the partnership can become complex nuanced and ever changing Thu 26 Apr Ethics and War Michael Walzer Can the Good Guys Win Moral Dilemmas in Asymmetric War 5 30pm on Thursday April 26 2012 At Annenberg Auditorium In the lecture Walzer will address the criticism that is current among some soldiers and academic strategists these days that if you try to fight an asymmetric war i Fri 13 Apr Ethics Noon Craig Garner Ethical Issues Associated with Developing Pharmacotherapies for Cognitive Impairment in Down Syndrome 12 00pm on Friday April 13 2012 At Bldg 200 Rm 303 For decades parents with children with Down syndrome were told to take them home and love them as they were considered to have irreversible intellectual disabilities Thu 12 Apr Ethics and War Cecile Fabre Living with the Enemy The Ethics of Belligerent Occupation 7 00pm on Thursday April 12 2012 At Bldg 300 Room 300 Military occupation is one of the harshest dilemmatic situations to which human beings are confronted Fri 6 Apr Ethics Noon Larry Marshall The Death Penalty in the Twenty First Century 12 00pm on Friday April 6 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Over the past decade public support for the death and the number of death sentences imposed have decreased substantially Several jurisdictions have abolished the death penalty during this period Marshall who has been involved in death penalty cases for more than two decades will discuss these developments with a particular focus on the current effort to repeal the death penalty in California the State with the largest number of death row inmates Fri 9 Mar Ethics Noon David Demarest Courage versus Culture 12 00pm on Friday March 9 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Watch the news and it s impossible to miss the many morality plays as they unfold whether in politics sports business or even in academia Large and small organizations all have cultures that endorse or prohibit cultures that celebrate or condemn cultures that expose or ignore In the midst of those cultures however it s individuals that make decisions and their ethics and their courage to act upon those beliefs will determine how those decisions get made This will be a conversation about real cases involving these issues and how we can learn from them Thu 8 Mar Ethics and War Avishai Margalit Proportionality in War 5 30pm on Thursday March 8 2012 At Annenberg Auditorium There are two important conditions that are designed to regulate a justified behavior in a war Distinction between combatants and civilians and Proportionality Fri 2 Mar Ethics Noon David Katzenstein Ethical Barriers to the End of AIDS 12 00pm on Friday March 2 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 The goals of Public Health broadly speaking are the greatest good for the greatest number The goals of the physician as dictated by the Hippocratic oath are to the good of the individual The moral imperatives of both Public Health and Medicine immediately lead to competing priorities processes and policies Tue 28 Feb Wesson Lectures Russ Feingold Wesson Discussion Seminar 10 00am on Tuesday February 28 2012 At Tresidder Memorial Union Oak West Respondents Joshua Cohen Political Science Philosophy Law Stanford Stephen Ansolabehere Governmnet Harvard Mon 27 Feb Wesson Lectures Russ Feingold Corporate Power and Citizens United How the Supreme Court Created a New System of Political Corruption 5 30pm on Monday February 27 2012 At Dinkelspiel Auditorium Russell Feingold the former US senator from Wisconsin is founder of Progressives United and author of While America Sleeps A Wake up Call for the Post 9 11 Era Fri 24 Feb Ethics Noon Scotty McLennan Personal Moral Risk Factors 12 00pm on Friday February 24 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 A Socratic dialogue with attendees about dealing with personal moral risk The centerpiece will be a case by Bowen McCoy entitled The Parable of the Sadhu which describes ethical issues he faced on a trek in the Himalayas Wed 22 Feb Ethics and War Restrepo 7 00pm on Wednesday February 22 2012 At Cemex Auditorium Restrepo is a feature length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U S soldiers in Afghanistan s Korengal Valley Tue 21 Feb Ethics and War Sebastian Junger Conversation with Tobias Wolff 7 00pm on Tuesday February 21 2012 At Cemex Auditorium Sebastian Junger is the internationally acclaimed best selling author of WAR The Perfect Storm A Death in Belmont and Fire Fri 17 Feb Ethics Noon Viet Luong The Difference Between Life and Death Ethical Decisions in Combat 12 00pm on Friday February 17 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Military leaders at the tactical level routinely face ethical dilemmas on the battlefield Often they are required to make tough decisions under time constraint in hostile ambiguous situations Training and education alone do not prepare these leaders for the complex environment in which they operate Wed 15 Feb Ethics and War The Fixer The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi 8 00am on Wednesday February 15 2012 At Cubberley Auditorium Post screening discussion Ian Olds Director The Fixer in conversation with Robert Crews History Stanford Thu 9 Feb Ethics and War The Defense of Inhumanity Air Control and the British Idea of Arabia 5 30pm on Thursday February 9 2012 At Annenberg Auditorium In this lecture Prof Satia takes up the question of aerial control a military surveillance tactic the British invented in Iraq between the world wars Fri 3 Feb Ethics Noon Kim Meredith The Ethical Dilemmas of Philanthropy 12 00pm on Friday February 3 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Ms Meredith will explore the ethical dilemmas facing philanthropy Philanthropy in the USA boasts 300 billiion annually in unconstrained private resources as gifts from individual philanthropists foundations and corporations to impact social change Is that reasonable and should philanthropy have such influence on society as a whole What are the issues on the blurring of the lines as nonprofit organizations want a revenue stream and for profit businesses want a mission What are the ethcial dilemma s facing nonprofits daily as they accept private gifts or government funds then they must manage to outcomes or not How do nonprofits report on their successes or failures as they meet compliance issues for reporting to the government and their donors The IRS has a 99 4 acceptance rate for nonprofit organization applications so should anyone really be able to create a nonprofit that can accept charitable gifts What are the implied conflicts of interest These are just a few of the many issues that we will discuss Fri 27 Jan Ethics Noon T Christian Miller The Media and Mental Illness 12 00pm on Friday January 27 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Mental illness is an important topic of public debate but journalists reporting on the issue face a special set of circumstances when interviewing those affected by psychological or neurological disorders How do reporters obtain full and willing consent to publish sometimes intimate or potentially embarrassing details about a person with a mental disorder The issues becomes more intense when involving soldiers and others whose careers may be harmed by a public airing of their conditions This talk will use specific stories to illustrate how the media and the public can balance reporting on subjects with mental disease and brain injury with public interest in the topic Thu 26 Jan Tanner Lectures John Cooper Platonist Philosophy as a Way of Life Plotinus Lecture 2 8 00am on Thursday January 26 2012 At Stanford Humanities Center Ancient Philosophies as Ways of Life Wed 25 Jan Tanner Lectures John Cooper Ancient Philosophies as Ways of Life Socrates Lecture 1 8 00am on Wednesday January 25 2012 At Stanford Humanities Center Ancient Philosophies as Ways of Life Fri 13 Jan Ethics Noon Charlie Miller Preserving Decision Space Under Pressure A Reflection from the Surge into Iraq 12 00pm on Friday January 13 2012 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 The U S military completed the drawdown in Iraq in December 2011 That drawdown was made possible by a variety of factors to include the so called Surge in 2007 and 2008 The Surge itself was hugely controversial at the time it was announced and remained so through the Presidential election cycle This talk will provide insight on the political pressure senior leaders in Baghdad were under and how they thought about assessing the success of the Surge as they reported back to Washington to include the heated September 2007 testimony to Congress by General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker The example of how General Petraeus who Colonel Miller worked directly for at the time set the parameters for thinking about the problem and preserved his decision space will be the focus of the discussion Thu 12 Jan Ethics and War Lawrence Wright Beyond Terror American After bin Laden 7 00pm on Thursday January 12 2012 At Cemex Auditorium Lawrence Wright is an author screenwriter playwright and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine Fri 2 Dec Ethics Noon Terry Winograd Designing at a Distance 12 00pm on Friday December 2 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 For the past two years Winograd has collaborated with Joshua Cohen to teach a course at the Stanford d school called Designing Liberation Technologies Small interdisciplinary student teams develop new ideas for dealing with problems in health and development in some of the poorest neighborhoods informal settlements of Nairobi Kenya The ideal is for the students to create innovations that can bring real improvements to people s lives The reality is that we are only one part of a larger technical economic system and our efforts to do good may actually create more problems than they solve We don t have answers but have grappled with some of the questions about how students with a bounded amount of commitment can ethically work in an environment that is distant both in miles and in culture and wealth Thu 1 Dec Ethics and War Copenhagen 8 00pm on Thursday December 1 2011 At Pigott Theater We are pleased to present 4 performances of Copenhagen Michael Frayn s 1998 play Fri 18 Nov Ethics Noon David Magnus Ethical Issues and Organ Transplantation 12 00pm on Friday November 18 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 This talk focuses on the issues of justice that arise in listing decisions the way organs are distributed and in the solicitation of organs as well as the ethical challenges and opportunities present in Donation after Cardiac Death Thu 17 Nov Ethics and War War and Children s Lives Before During and After 7 00pm on Thursday November 17 2011 At Cubberley Auditorium Paul Wise is the Richard E Wed 16 Nov Ethics and War Reporting Guantanamo America s Experiment in Extraterritorial Detention 4 30pm on Wednesday November 16 2011 At Bldg 260 Room 113 Main Quad Carol Rosenberg has covered the proceedings in the U S prison camps in Guantánamo Bay for The Miami Herald for nine years Earlier this year she was awarded the Robert F Fri 11 Nov Ethics Noon Lynn Meskell The Nature of Cultural Heritage 12 00pm on Friday November 11 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Meskell s talk outlines some salient historical trends that have been instrumental in framing ideas about heritage protection and our anxieties over occupation rights of access utilization and risk Fri 4 Nov Ethics Noon Scott D Sagan The Nuclear Taboo 12 00pm on Friday November 4 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Under what conditions does the American public support using nuclear weapons Is there a general nuclear taboo and if so how strong are the public s inhibitions against using nuclear weapons New survey experiments there is only a weak normative aversion against the use nuclear weapons and the aversion has few characteristics of a taboo When nuclear weapons are seen to offer significant advantages over conventional weapons large portions of the American public prefer nuclear strikes over conventional optio Fri 28 Oct Ethics Noon Julia Bleakney Engaging Students in Ethical Research 12 00pm on Friday October 28 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 At Stanford undergraduate students have many opportunities to participate in research in required writing courses through independent study in lab or other research assistantships in capstone courses or Honors theses When engaging in this research do students see themselves as responsible for upholding the highest standards of ethical research the way their instructors or faculty directors do Drawing on her experiences teaching a PWR2 course Ethics in Research and Technology this presentation focuses on ways Bleakney has encouraged students to see themselves as ethical actors in designing research and through upholding the guidelines and principles of human subjects research Bleakney will discuss the goals of her course challenges faced and some techniques used to engage students in ethical research she will also showcase some exemplary student projects Fri 21 Oct Ethics Noon Matt Rothe Food System Ethics The Humane Treatment of People 12 00pm on Friday October 21 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 11 In an age of farmers markets CSAs and a generally heightened awareness of our food system and the perceived importance of buying organic and eating locally there remains a rather large but hidden and largely unknown truth about so called sustainable food it is entirely possible that it was picked by the hands of a slave This may seem absurd considering the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and that we have a legal system that functions reasonably well But the reality is that farm workers are an excluded class of people from the labor laws that protect the rest of us and the consequences are often appallin Fri 14 Oct Ethics Noon Paul Bator Political Photography Bringing Ethics into Focus 12 00pm on Friday October 14 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Political Photography traditionally known as documentary photojournalism has exploded upon our digital universe in ways that trigger as well as test our aesthetic sensibilities and moral judgments The iconic Vietnam war era photos of napalm victims burning Buddhist monks shootings at Kent State and the Saigon street execution photo for instance attest to the prickling longevity of certain images in our individual as well as collective visual consciousness Recently the Abu Ghraib prison pictures and the searing images from 9 11 have raised a dialectical volley of reactions fears and ethical concerns for editors photographers and audiences Wed 12 Oct Ethics and War Women War Peace 7 00pm on Wednesday October 12 2011 At Cemex Auditorium Zambrano Hall Knight Management Center Award winning documentarian and Stanford alumna Abigail Disney will talk about her latest project PBS mini series Women War Peace the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in pe Fri 7 Oct Ethics Noon Amy Lockwood Selling Condoms in the Congo 12 00pm on Friday October 7 2011 At Education Bldg Rm 210 Observations and discussion about the approach to marketing healthcare products as part of international development projects Fri 30 Sep Ethics Noon Lori Shoemaker Dilemmas in the Field Working with the International Committee of the Red Cross 12 00pm on Friday September 30 2011 At Bldg 110 rm 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May Ethics and War George Packer writer and author New Yorker Magazine 7 00pm on Thursday May 19 2011 At Annenberg Auditorium George Packer will be in conversation with Tobias Wolff Creative Writin Sat 14 May Ethics and War The Gurs Zyklus 9 00am on Saturday May 14 2011 At Memorial Auditorium From the astonishing mind of MacArthur Genius Award winning inventor and sound sculptor Trimpin A stirring and uncategorizable reflection on memory and remembran Thu 5 May Ethics and War A Conversation with Trimpin 7 30pm on Thursday May 5 2011 At Pigott Theater This event is sponsored by the Aurora Forum Mon 2 May Arrow Lectures Amartya Sen Social Choice and Human Rights 5 30pm on Monday May 2 2011 At Cubberley Auditorium Amartya Sen Economics Harvard 1998 Nobel Prize Winner Economics delivered an Arrow Lecture on May 2 2011 Tue 12 Apr Special Events William Deresiewicz Are Stanford Students Just Really Excellent Sheep 5 30pm on Tuesday April 12 2011 At Bill Deresiewicz author of The Disadvantages of an Elite Education speaks with Rob Reich the Faculty Director of the Program in Ethics in Society Fri 8 Apr Ethics Noon Colonel Clayton Odie Sheffield How Do You Operate Ethically in a Combat Zone 12 00pm on Friday April 8 2011 At Colonel Clayton Odie Sheffield is an Army Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation He presented this Ethics Noon talk on April 8 2011 Thu 7 Apr Ethics and War Strategies of War Remembrance in Cinema 4 00pm on Thursday April 7 2011 At Levinthal Hall Humanities Center Our panel of experts will focus on the question Should we film war Panelists Fri 11 Mar Ethics Noon Sarah Wiederkehr Hog Tied Navigating Consumer Choice and Consumer Right to Know in the Modern American Food System 12 00pm on Friday March 11 2011 At Sarah Wiederkehr Stanford s farm educator presented this Ethics Noon talk in March 2011 Fri 4 Mar Ethics Noon Stephen Macedo Public Reason What is it Good For 12 00pm on Friday March 4 2011 At Stephen Macedo Politics University Center for Human Values Princeton presented this Ethics Noon talk on April 11 2011 Fri 4 Mar Ethics Noon Philip Pettit The Inescapability of Consequentialism 12 00pm on Friday March 4 2011 At Philip Pettit Politics and Human Values Princeton presented this Ethics Noon talk on March 4 2011 Click here to le Fri 4 Mar Ethics Noon Allyson Hobbs Everybody Has People Everybody Racial Passing and African American Family Life in Jim Crow America 12 00pm on Friday March 4 2011 At Allyson Hobbs History presented this Ethics Noon talk on March 24 2011 Click here to learn more about the other Eth Thu 24 Feb Arrow Lectures Jonathan Glover Is War Too Deep in Human Nature to Eradicate 7 00pm on Thursday February 24 2011 At Annenberg Auditorium Jonathan Glover Ethics King s College London gave an Arrow Lecture on February 24 2011 Thu 24 Feb Ethics and War Jonathan Glover Is War Too Deep in Human Nature to Eradicate 7 00pm on Thursday February 24 2011 At Annenberg Auditorium Jonathan Glover did his BA in philosophy and psychology and B Phil in philosophy at Corpus Christi College Oxford Tue 22 Feb Ethics and War The Moral Wounds of War The War Within 8 30am on Tuesday February 22 2011 At Oak Lounge Tresidder Union Nancy Sherman is a distinguished University Professor at Georgetown appointed in the Philosophy Department and affiliated with the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Wed 16 Feb Tanner Lectures Elinor Ostrom The Challenge of Sustainability 7 30pm on Wednesday February 16 2011 At Gunn Building Koret Taube Conference Center The Challenge of Sustainability Lecture I Frameworks Lecture II Puzzles Thu 10 Feb Ethics and War David Luban Asymmetrical Wars The Three Hardest Questions 5 30pm on Thursday February 10 2011 At Annenberg Auditorium David Luban is University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown University Thu 10 Feb Ethics Noon Joel Samoff Who You Are Is So Loud I Cannot Hear What You Are Saying 12 00pm on Thursday February 10 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