BBC World Service Radio interviews Peter Singer

May 23, 2022

In connection with the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture, Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, was interviewed by correspondent Nuala McGovern for a BBC World Service Newshour documentary that aired on May 21. The program was conducted in partnership with the Berggruen Institute. The Institute named Singer as the Berggruen Prize Laureate in 2021 citing his “widely influential and intellectually rigorous work in reinvigorating utilitarianism as part of academic philosophy and as a force for change in the world.”

During the BBC interview Professor Singer talked about his life and career including some of his controversial ideas on: animal rights, euthanasia, abortion rights, the refugee crisis, COVID and the war in Ukraine. Tune in here to listen to the hour-long documentary, "How can we live an ethical life?"