Past Events

  • 2015 May 04

    The Sheriffs of Wall Street: Elizabeth Warren, Sheila Bair, Mary Schapiro

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Memorial Church Sanctuary

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    The Project on Public Narrative Presents: The Women Sheriffs of Wall Street, a roundtable discussion with the key players in financial reform and regulation before, during, and after the Great Recession of 2007-8: Sheila Bair, former FDIC chairwoman; Mary Schapiro, former SEC chairwoman; and Elizabeth Warren, current Massachusetts Senator and the chief architect of the Consumer Financial Protection...

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  • 2015 Apr 13

    Ethics in Public Life: Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia

    4:10pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200N

    The topic of moral competence is generally neglected in the study of public management and policy, yet it is critical to any hope we might have for strengthening the quality of governance and professional practice. What does moral competence consist in? How is it developed and sustained? These questions are addressed in this book through close examination of selected practitioners in Asian countries making life-defining decisions in their work. The protagonists include a doctor in Singapore, a political activist in India, a mid-level bureaucrat in central Asia, a religious missionary in...

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  • 2015 Apr 09

    Tyrone Hayes, "From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men"

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Milstein East C, Harvard Law School

    In addition to describing the effects of atrazine on reproductive development and function and the impacts on wildlife, Professor Hayes will discuss the manufacturer's repeated attempts to discredit his work, their personal attacks, and the EPA's role in keeping the herbicide on the market.

    Tyrone B. Hayes was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, where he developed his love for biology. He received his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1989 and his PhD from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. After completing...

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  • 2015 Mar 31

    American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

    Cosponsored with the Government Accountability Project and the Center for Public Interest Careers at Harvard College

    Over the past several years, the American media have sharply increased their coverage of scandals that have been brought to light by whistleblowers, including NSA spying, banking fraud, contaminated food, and nuclear safety risks. There has never been a more important time to learn about the important role whistleblowers play in promoting accountability and to understand the challenges they face when disclosing wrongdoing and threats to the public interest.

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  • 2015 Mar 28

    Hacking iCorruption

    (All day)

    Location: 

    MIT Media Lab, Building E14, 3rd Floor Atrium, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge


    A multidisciplinary event to fix the systemic, legal corruption that is weakening our public institutions around the world. Organized by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and the MIT Center for Civic Media. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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  • 2015 Mar 12

    Russell Muirhead, "Apolitical Animals: From Machiavelli to Morris Fiorina

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Austin 101 East, Harvard Law School

    "Apolitical Animals: from Machiavelli to Morris Fiorina"

    A powerful, almost irresistible strain of modern political theory invites us to see "the people" as defined by a common-sense interest in security, prosperity, and fairness. In this image, popular common-sense might rule, were it not for the corrupting effects of political animals – partisans, defined by their irrational love of power. As Machiavelli says, the few want to oppress, while the many want not to be oppressed. Is the modern image of the apolitical people right? Can the apolitical people protect themselves against...

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  • 2015 Feb 20

    Symposium on Justice & Foreign Policy

    9:00am to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Faculty Club

    A one-day symposium on Michael Blake's new book Justice & Foreign Policy.

    9:00–11:00am: First session

    • Michael Blake, "Justice & Foreign Policy: The Main Themes"
    • John Tasioulas, "The Right Kind of Arrogance: The Liberal Foundations of Foreign Policy in a Pluralistic World"
    • Arthur Applbaum, "Tolerance and Legitimacy"

    11:00–11:15am: Break

    11:15–1:00pm: Second session

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  • 2015 Feb 19

    Good Neighbor Nation: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Case Study Room, CGIS

    Speaker: Nancy Rosenblum, Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University

    Neighbors make us miserable, disturb our sleep, provide company and care, rescue us in emergencies, betray us to political authorities. Our quality of life around home is vulnerable to neighbors' ordinary vices and, sometimes, exceptional hostility and cruelty. No wonder we tell stories about our neighbors with feeling. The scope of our interactions is unpredictable, and the temper of our encounters is colored by the human spectrum of personal and moral disposition. No...

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