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  • History and Responsibility: Hebrew Literature and 1948 (2-Day Conference) | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    History and Responsibility Hebrew Literature and 1948 2 Day Conference Ethics and War 8 00am on Monday June 13 2011 At To Be Determined Mon 13 Jun Event Overview The Europe Center announces the international conference History and Responsibility Hebrew Literature and 1948 which will take place at Stanford University on June 13 14 2011 The aim of this conference is to consider some six decades of literary reflection on the 1948 Middle Eastern war an event that resulted with the establishment of Israel on the one hand and with the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem the Nakba on the other hand In recent decades there has been extensive discussion of 1948 in historiography Many novels films journals exhibitions anthologies and political essays of recent years also display a keen interest in revisiting 1948 It is our wish to address this context from the perspective of literary studies and to do so with a strong emphasis on maintaining a theoretical comparative dimension i e raise questions that result from recent theoretical debates on historical representation postcolonial discourse literature and philosophy literature and ethics and so forth The conference thus wishes to discuss different forms of literary engagement with the past poetry drama and prose the literary relation to ethical and political questions surrounding 1948 changes in the literary dealing with 1948 from the late 1940s to the present as well as public debates surrounding the literary engagement with 1948 This conference is sponsored by The Europe Center with co sponsors The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies the School of Humanities and Sciences The Taube Center for Jewish Studies the Division of Literatures Cultures and Languages The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University the Center for Ethics and Society along with The Hebrew University Jerusalem Panelists Anita Shapira

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/history-and-responsibility-hebrew-literature-and-1948-2-day (2014-09-22)
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  • Jeff McMahan | What Rights May We Defend by Means of War? | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    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 Jeff McMahan What Rights May We Defend by Means of War Events Jeff McMahan What Rights May We Defend by Means of War Ethics and War 5 30pm on Thursday May 26 2011 At Bldg 320 Room 105 Thu 26 May Event Overview Jeff McMahan is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University He works in normative and applied ethics political philosophy and legal theory and is the author of The Ethics of Killing Problems at the Margins of Life and Killing in War He has several other books forthcoming from Oxford University Press including The Values of Lives and The Right Way to Fight a War Abstract Wrongful aggressors often claim to love peace and there is a sense in that which is true for they would prefer to get what they want without having to fight a war Many of the aims that motivate unjust wars could be achieved without violence for example control of another state s natural resources such as oil limited political control over the other state the annexation of a bit of its territory and so on In such cases war and killingbecome necessary for aggressors only if they meet with military resistance Most people believe that in domestic society it is not permissible to kill a thief merely to defend one s property So how can it be permissible to kill a large number of soldiers just to defend collective property such as territory and resources particularly when most of those soldiers act under duress imposed by those they

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/jeff-mcmahan-what-rights-may-we-defend-by-means-of-war (2014-09-22)
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  • A Conversation with George Packer, Debra Satz and Tobias Wolff | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    here Home Events Lectures A Conversation with George Packer Debra Satz and Tobias Wolff Events A Conversation with George Packer Debra Satz and Tobias Wolff Ethics and War 7 00pm on Thursday May 19 2011 At Annenberg Auditorium Thu 19 May Event Overview George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author most recently of The Assassins Gate America in Iraq That book which traced America s entry into the Iraq war and the subsequent troubled occupation won the Overseas Press Club s 2005 Cornelius Ryan Award and the Helen Bernstein Book Award of the New York Public Library was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and was named by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of the 2005 Packer s articles essays and reviews on foreign affairs American politics and literature have appeared in The New York Times Magazine Harper s Dissent and other publications He received the 2006 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown and his magazine reporting has won three Overseas Press Club awards Packer will be in conversation with Tobias Wolff Creative Writing Stanford and Debra Satz Philosophy Stanford Wolff has written several books including Our Story Begins winner of the 2008 Story Prize The Barracks Thief Old School and This Boy s Life He has also been the editor of Best American Short Stories and The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories His work appears regularly in The New Yorker The Atlantic Harper s and other magazines and literary journals Debra Satz is the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Center for Ethics in Society Her research focuses on the ethical limits of markets the place of equality in political philosophy theories

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/a-conversation-with-george-packer-debra-satz-and-tobias-wolff (2014-09-22)
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  • George Packer (writer and author, New Yorker Magazine) | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures George Packer writer and author New Yorker Magazine Events George Packer writer and author New Yorker Magazine Ethics and War 7 00pm on Thursday May 19 2011 At Annenberg Auditorium Thu 19 May Event Overview George Packer will be in conversation with Tobias Wolff Creative Writing Stanford and Debra Satz Philosophy Stanford Wolff has written several books including Our Story Begins winner of the 2008 Story Prize The Barracks Thief Old School and This Boy s Life He has also been the editor of Best American Short Stories and The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories His work appears regularly in The New Yorker The Atlantic Harper s and other magazines and literary journals On Friday May 20 Rush Rehm Drama and Classics Stanford will direct a performance of Packer s 2008 play Betrayed Speaker George Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author most recently of The Assassins Gate America in Iraq That book which traced America s entry into the Iraq war and the subsequent troubled occupation won the Overseas Press Club s 2005 Cornelius Ryan Award and the Helen Bernstein Book Award of the New York Public Library was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and was named by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of the 2005 Packer s articles essays and reviews on foreign affairs American politics and literature have appeared in The New York Times Magazine Harper s Dissent and other publications He received the 2006 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting from Georgetown and his magazine reporting has won three Overseas Press Club awards Debra Satz is the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society Professor of Philosophy

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/george-packer-writer-and-author-new-yorker-magazine (2014-09-22)
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  • The Gurs Zyklus | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    The Gurs Zyklus Events The Gurs Zyklus Ethics and War 9 00am on Saturday May 14 2011 At Memorial Auditorium Sat 14 May Event Overview From the astonishing mind of MacArthur Genius Award winning inventor and sound sculptor Trimpin A stirring and uncategorizable reflection on memory and remembrance tragedy and renewal exploration and wonder Combining live performance with kinetic sculpture and world history with personal biography The Gurs Zyklus Gurs Cycle represents the fruits of a lifetime of curiosity investigation inspired tinkering and riveting invention on the part of Trimpin the brilliant artist of one name and no definable genre As a youth in southwestern Germany in the 1950s Gerhard Trimpin as he was then known was haunted by the fact that in the Nazi era the Jews from his town had all been deported to the internment camp at Gurs near the Spanish French border Decades later Trimpin worked with maverick composer Conlon Nancarrow who revealed that he too had been interned at Gurs during the Spanish Civil War More recently a 2006 New Yorker profile of Trimpin mentioned this Gurs connection Trimpin was contacted shortly thereafter by Victor Rosenberg a descendant of a family interned at Gurs who having read the article offered the artist the use of more than 200 of his family s letters mailed from the camp These and other elements united by history profound coincidence and the power of Trimpin s imagination weave together in a stage performance truly like no other Vocalists sing and speak texts drawn from the Rosenberg letters into fire organs of Trimpin s invention Projections of historic images from Gurs meld with film from Trimpin s own retracing of the journey by train to the camp The music of Nancarrow meets sounds derived from bark patterns of the trees

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/the-gurs-zyklus (2014-09-22)
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  • A Conversation with Trimpin | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures A Conversation with Trimpin Events A Conversation with Trimpin Ethics and War 7 30pm on Thursday May 5 2011 At Pigott Theater Thu 5 May Event Overview This event is sponsored by the Aurora Forum Trimpin discusses his year long Stanford residency and his new work which combines kinetic musical sculpture with emotionally powerful WWII history As a youth in southwestern Germany in the 1950s Gerhard Trimpin as he was then known was haunted by the fact that in the Nazi era the Jews from his town had all been deported to the internment camp at Gurs near the Spanish French border Decades later Trimpin worked with maverick composer Conlon Nancarrow who revealed that he too had been interned at Gurs during the Spanish Civil War More recently a 2006 New Yorker profile of Trimpin mentioned this Gurs connection Trimpin was contacted shortly thereafter by Victor Rosenberg a descendant of a family interned at Gurs who having read the article offered the artist the use of more than 200 of his family s letters mailed from the camp These and

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/a-conversation-with-trimpin (2014-09-22)
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  • Amartya Sen: Social Choice and Human Rights | 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 Arrow Lectures Amartya Sen Social Choice and Human Rights Events Amartya Sen Social Choice and Human Rights Arrow Lectures 5 30pm on Monday May 2 2011 At Cubberley Auditorium Mon 2 May Event Overview Amartya Sen Economics Harvard 1998 Nobel Prize Winner Economics delivered an Arrow Lecture on May 2 2011 Sen is the Thomas W Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College Cambridge He has served as President of the Econometric Society the Indian Economic Association the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor Sen s books have been translated into more than thirty languages and include On Economic Inequality Poverty and Famines On Ethics and Economics Identity and Violence The Illusion of Destiny and The Idea of Justice His research has ranged over a number of fields in economics philosophy and decision theory including social choice theory welfare economics theory of measurement development economics public health gender studies moral and political philosophy and the economics of peace and war Sen has received honorary doctorates from major universities in North America Europe Asia and Africa He is a Fellow of the British Academy an Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the American Philosophical Society Among the awards he has received are the Bharat Ratna the highest honour awarded by the President of

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/arrow-lectures/amartya-sen-social-choice-and-human-rights (2014-09-22)
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  • William Deresiewicz: Are Stanford Students Just (Really Excellent) Sheep? | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Arrow Lectures Tanner Lectures Wesson Lectures Special Events Past Events Videos Conferences Workshops Undergraduate 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 William Deresiewicz Are Stanford Students Just Really Excellent Sheep Events William Deresiewicz Are Stanford Students Just Really Excellent Sheep Special Events 5 30pm on Tuesday April 12 2011 At Tue 12 Apr Event Overview Bill Deresiewicz author of The Disadvantages of an Elite Education speaks with Rob Reich the Faculty Director of the Program in Ethics in Society On April 12th 2011 the two spoke about why Deresiewicz believes universities are focusing on building careers rather than on enriching minds Event Location View Map Share This Email Facebook Twitter Video Bowen H McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society Stanford

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/special-events/william-deresiewicz-are-stanford-students-just-really-excellent-sheep (2014-09-22)
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