Academic Year 2016-2017

April 13, 2017

Conference Description (Click here for program):

December 27, 2016

Students enrolled in the certificate program will be invited to a series of special events throughout the course of the year, including gatherings with faculty and visiting speakers. All events are by invitation only, and specific times and locations will be given to students admitted to the program.

November 2, 2016
On Friday, November 11, the University Center for Human Values will kick off a weekend symposium on the effective altruism movement in regards to animal welfare with the public lecture: "Effective Altruism & Animals."
November 1, 2016
Professor Oreskes will lecture on the subject of when and why should we trust science? Many people are confused about the safety of vaccines, the reality of climate change, and other matters. Doctors tell us that vaccines are safe, and scientists that climate change is real, but how do they know that? How are we to make sense of competing claims? Consider one example: In a Presidential Debate, Donald Trump rejected the position of Ben Carson—a doctor—and insisted that vaccines should be more widely spaced. Oreskes argues that we should generally trust science and she explains why.
October 21, 2016

The International Panel on Social Progress (ISPS) is a panel comprised of social scientists who have released a report addressed to all social actors, movements, organizations, politicians and decision-makers, in order to provide them with the best expertise on questions that bear on social change.

October 21, 2016

Most contemporary discussions of the ethics of migration focus on the justice of restricting rights to migrate; is the state ever permitted to refuse entry to those who would seek to migrate, or does that refusal always constitute an injustice?  This talk focuses on a neglected question: what ethical norms remain even after the justice of some set of restrictions is established?

October 19, 2016

Melissa Lane, Director, UCHV, and Claudio Lopez-Guerra, Associate Professor, CIDE, will moderate a virtual discussion among four scholars with research interests in the ethics of immigration.

October 14, 2016

John Cooper's Life in Philosophy

October 14, 2016
Organized by the Philosophy Department and Co-sponsored by the Council of the Humanities and the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon.