Ethics

2003 Apr 10

Weighing Lives

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: John Broome, White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University

Free and open to the public
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2002 Oct 03

Stem Cell Research: Ethics and Advocacy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: Rebecca Dresser, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law

Co-sponsored with the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS.

Summary by Sara B. Olack, Graduate Fellow in Ethics 2002-2003

Human embryonic stem cell research has fueled an intense degree of public attention and controversy in recent years. In Stem Cell Research: Ethics and Advocacy, Rebecca Dresser argues that stem cell research raises a complex array of ethical questions, questions too often...

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1997 Oct 09

Lawyers: Problems of Professionalism

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Wiener Auditorium, Kennedy School of Government

Speaker: Deborah L. Rhode, Director, Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession; Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, Stanford University Law School

2003 Nov 20

Lecture II: The Religion of Science

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, Kirkland & Oxford Streets

Speaker: Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science,Oxford University

Summary by Kyla Ebels Duggan, Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellow in Ethics

Opening his second Tanner lecture, Professor Richard Dawkins invoked his late friend and colleague, Carl Sagan. He voiced Sagan's claim that religious thought fails to recognize the grandeur of the universe that science exposes, and that as a result religious believers worship a "small god." With this thought as a backdrop, Dawkins turned to...

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1998 Oct 01

Ethics and Ethnicity

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Kennedy School of Government

Speaker: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research; W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University

2000 Feb 17

Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: Stephen Macedo, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values; Director, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

2002 Nov 06

Lecture I: The Morality of Natural Orders

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, Kirkland Street

Speaker: Lorraine Daston, Honorary Professor, Humboldt University and Friday Director, Max Planck Institute of the History of Science

Free and open to the public
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2002 Nov 18

The Ethics of Human Cloning

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University

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2001 Nov 08

Lecture II: American Identity

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, Kirkland & Oxford Streets

Speaker: Kathleen M. Sullivan, Dean and Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

1999 Feb 11

Cosmopolitanism

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Wiener Auditorium, Kennedy School of Government

Speaker: Samuel Scheffler, Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of California

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