Ethics

2001 Feb 07

Lecture I: The Past

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, corner of Kirkland & Oxford Streets

Speaker: Simon Schama, University Professor, Columbia University

2000 Oct 12

The Virtues of Critique

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: Judith Butler, Professor of Comparative Literature and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

2003 Feb 20

Minimalism About Human Rights: The Most We Can Hope For?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: Joshua Cohen, Goldberg Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Political Science, MIT

Free and open to the public
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2003 Nov 19

Lecture I: The Science of Religion

5:00pm to 6:30pm

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

Summary by Ian MacMullen, Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellow in Ethics

With Harvard's Lowell Lecture Hall full to overflowing, Professor Richard Dawkins opened the first of two Tanner Lectures by observing that the widespread prevalence of religion is a puzzle for Darwinians. Religious behavior, viewed from the perspective of evolutionary theory, appears wasteful, a case of "Baroque uselessness." Many precious...

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2004 Apr 29

The Just War Ethic: Its Role in a Changing Strategic Context

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, Kennedy School of Government

Speaker: J. Bryan Hehir, President, Catholic Charities USA and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and International Affairs, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

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

Father Bryan Hehir began his lecture by announcing three ambitious purposes: to examine the development and content of the just war theory, to assess its implications in our current context, especially with respect to the conflict in...

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2001 Feb 09

Seminar with Professor Simon Schama

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club

Speaker: Simon Schama, University Professor, Columbia University
Moderator: Mark Kishlansky, Frank Baird Professor of History, Harvard University
Commentator: K. Anthony Appiah, Professor of African-American Studies and of Philosophy, Harvard University

1999 Dec 02

The Role of Religion in Public Life

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: J. Bryan Hehir, President, Catholic Charities USA and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and International Affairs, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Panelist: Amy Gutmann, Provost; Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics; former Director, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
Panelist: Michael McConnell, Presidential Professor of Law, The College of Law, University of Utah

2003 Apr 24

The Challenge of Protecting Civil Liberties While Fighting Terrorism

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: Richard Goldstone, Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa; former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda

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2002 Oct 24

The Prisoner's Dilemma: Solved

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building, KSG

Speaker: Elizabeth S. Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan

Summary by Patrick Shin, Graduate Fellow in Ethics, 2002-2003

In her October lecture entitled "The Prisoner's Dilemma: Solved,"

1999 Nov 05

Seminar with Professor Wolf Lepenies

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club

Speaker: Wolf Lepenies, Rektor of the German Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin
Moderator: Maria Tatar, John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature, Harvard University
Commentator: Stanley Hoffmann, Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France; Chairman, Center for European Studies; Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor, Harvard University

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