Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to Friday, October 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, and Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Coevality Speaker Series Dates and Discussion Topics
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:00 PM, CARNEGIE LIBRARY LECTURE HALL, Oakland
PETER SINGER LECTURE: "Ethics for One World"
The most important issues we face today are global rather than national: climate change, economic globalization, extreme poverty, immigration and the responsibility to protect people from genocide and crimes against humanity, whatever country they may be in. We need to challenge both the prudence and the ethics of those who put forward narrow nationalistic perspectives. In the long run we cannot be secure and prosperous, or claim to be acting justly, if we fail to play our part in overcoming the world’s problems. Professor Singer will discuss both the perils and the potentials inherent in globalization, and put forward an ethical approach to them.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 6:00 PM, FRICK FINE ARTS LECTURE THEATRE
PETER SINGER & TERRY SMITH, Global Studies Faculty Fellow conversation: “Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change”
Reception to follow Friday’s conversation in Frick Fine Arts Cloister