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
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...
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.
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...
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.
Avner Gvaryahu, Dotan Greenvald, and Oded Na'aman of "Breaking the Silence" will discuss the organization's recent book, Our Harsh Logic, which compiles and analyses hundreds of testomonies by Israeli soldiers.
Registration is required. Lunch will be served and seating is limited.