"What is Family? What are Strangers?"

Thu, Apr 16, 2015, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 
Friend Center Auditorium 101
Speaker(s): 
Do you owe more to family than you do to other people? But what is family? If you think about adopting a child, should you think first how it will affect the children you already have? Should you consider equally the welfare of the child you might adopt?

Larissa MacFarquhar has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. Her subjects have included John Ashbury, Derek Parfit, Noam Chomsky, and Barack Obama, among others. Her book Strangers Drowning: Grappling with extreme idealism, drastic choices, and the overpowering urge to help will be published by Penguin in the fall of 2015.

 

 


PDF flyer: http://uchv.princeton.edu/public/UCHV%20Moffett%20Lecture%20Spring%20201...
Respondents:   Peter Singer, Princeton University