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March 16, 2013 "An Evening with Rachel Maddow"
The audience Q&A portion of the event is below.
An Evening with Rachel Maddow: Rachel Maddow discusses her undergraduate experience writing an honors thesis with the Program in Ethics in Society as well as her bestselling book “Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power.” Read Alesandra Najera's review of the talk.
A Conversation with Sayed Kashua: In a recent talk at Stanford, Kashua, author of several award-winning books and creator of “Arab Love,” illustrated the intersection of wealth and culture, particularly in the context of Israel. Read Anne Evered's review.
Economic Freedom, Wealth, and the Alleviation of Poverty: The government should do less, not more, to improve the economic welfare of the nation and the nation’s poor, according to Stanford economics professor John Taylor. Read Salil Dudani's review.
Ethics and the Professions: Scotty McLennan, the Stanford Dean of Religious Life, and Stanford engineer John Kunz challenge students to think how they can both act ethically as engineers. Read Alexis' story.
Extreme Morality: The New Yorker's Larissa MacFarquhar recounts the lives of people of extreme morality. Read Salil Dudani's account of her recent talk at Stanford.
Greg Smith explains why he left Goldman Sachs: On the day of his resignation, Greg Smith authored an op-ed called “Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs,” in which he cited the “toxic and destructive” environment he had watched develop in the dozen years that he had worked with the bank. Read Cara Reichard's review of Smith's recent talk at Stanford.
Ethics Center Director elected president of American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy: At the ASPLP's annual meeting in New Orleans on January 4th, 2013, Debra Satz was elected president of the organization.
The Gospel of an Icon: Writer Or Gozal reviews Kathryn Lofton's work on the impact of the Oprah phenomenon on religion in modern America. Read the story here.
Reverend Rosa Lee Harden on the overlap of money and faith: Reverend Rosa Lee Harden gave a sermon at Stanford’s Public Worship Service earlier this fall where she addressed some basic questions: “Where does our money go?” and “Do we get to keep it?” Read Anne Evered's review.
Human Rights Fellow reports back: Adrian Bonifacio shared such stories this fall in a talk called “We are Workers, We are Not Slaves!” He spoke of the Filipino domestic worker abuses he learned of during a human rights trip to Hong Kong. Read Alexis Garduno's story.
Undergraduate Ethics Program alum Rachel Maddow says philosophy, history and ethics are underrated.
The Ethics of Medicine: Lars Osterberg and Scotty McLennan discuss the ethical pitfalls of medicine as business. Jack Martinez's story explains why Osterberg thinks too many physicians are in the industry for the wrong reasons.
To Cheat or Not to Cheat: New research by Center Advisory Board member Benoit Monin shows how subtle changes in language can lead to more ethical behavior. Stanford GSB has the story.
Love & Taxes: Josh Kornbluth’s monologue follows his struggle with U.S. tax law as love helps him fight his way out of debt. Read Cara Reichard's review of the performance.
Ethics in Society senior Margaret Hayden wins Rhodes Scholarship. Hayden is among 32 young Americans selected as 2013 Rhodes Scholars. She recounted the moments leading up to hearing that she'd won.