Ethics

1992 Feb 27

Relativism

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Land Auditorium, Belfer 4th Floor

Speaker: Hanna Pitkin, Robson Research Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

2002 Nov 08

Seminar: The Moral Authority of Nature

10:00am

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club

Speaker: Lorraine Daston, Honorary Professor, Humboldt University and Friday Director, Max Planck Institute of the History of Science
Moderator: Allan M. Brandt, Professor of the History of Science; Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Harvard University
Commentator: Stephen J. Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University
Commentator: Catherine Z. Elgin, Professor of Education, Harvard University

2006 Dec 07

Righting Wrongs: The Promise and Peril of Transitional Justice

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Kennedy School of Government

Speaker: Elizabeth Kiss, Associate Professor of the Practice of Political Science and Philosophy; Director, Kenan Ethics Program, Duke University

Globalization has provided a new framework for dealing with questions about human rights. The global human rights movement has established a new terrain for moral, legal and political discourse about this important category of wrongs. Professor Kiss' talk draws our attention to the difficult question of how we can right the wrongs of past political...

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2014 Feb 25

Second Annual Kissel Lecture in Ethics

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Austin 111 West, Harvard Law School

Speaker: Larissa MacFarquhar, Staff Writer at The New Yorker

"What is Family, What are Strangers?"

Do we owe more to family than we do to strangers? But what is family? This is the story of a husband and wife who had two biological children and adopted twenty special-needs kids, and who think about these questions rather differently from most people.

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2014 Feb 27

Frances Kamm's Bioethical Prescriptions: Book Talk and Panel Discussion

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall 1019, Harvard Law School

Please join us as we launch Professor Frances Kamm's latest book Bioethical Prescriptions: To Create, End, and Improve Lives (Oxford University Press, 2013). The book showcases Professor Kamm's articles on bioethics as parts of a coherent whole, with sections devoted to death and dying; early life (on conception and use of embryos, abortion, and childhood); genetics and other enhancements (on cloning and other genetic technologies); allocating scarce resources; and methodology (on the relation of moral theory and...

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2014 Apr 24

Self-Determination and the Human Right to Democracy

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, 101 East, Harvard Law School

Speaker: Thomas Christiano, Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona

The right of collective self-determination is sometimes thought to conflict with the idea that there is a human right to democracy. This lecture will argue that the best understanding of the right of self-determination shows that it is compatible with the assertion of a right to democracy.

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2013 Apr 04

The Social Epistemology of Morality: Learning from the Forgotten History of the Abolition of Slavery

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall, Classroom 2012, Harvard Law School

Speaker: Elizabeth Anderson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan

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2013 Jan 22

Political Philosophy for 21st Century Europe

Tue Jan 22 (All day) to Thu Jan 24 (All day)

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS

Speaker: Philippe Van Parijs, Professor, University of Louvain, Hoover Chair in Economic Social Ethics; Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law; Fellow, Nuffield College

Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, January 22

2:00 - 4:30pm: "What's So New About the Eurocrisis?"
Presentation: Philippe Van Parijs
Chair: T.M. Scanlon
Comments: Dani Rodrik

Wednesday, January 23

2:00 - 4:30pm: "Principles of Justice for the European Union: Two Views...

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2012 Oct 11

Office and Responsibility

(All day)

Location: 

Milstein East B, Harvard Law School

A symposium in honor of the career and contributions of Dennis F. Thompson

Co-sponsored by the Department of Government, the FAS Dean's Office at Harvard University, and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

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