News & Announcements 2012-2013
The Center for Ethics in Society partners with The Boston Review: We are very excited to announce our new partnership with The Boston Review, a highly acclaimed magazine of ideas and opinion, which publishes papers by leading academics and public servants as well as poets. Through this partnership, selected Center talks and videos will appear online on their website and/or in the hard copy edition; we will be able to engage a wider audience with our programs. “There are many people outside of the Stanford Community who are eager to explore the ethical dimensions of public problems. We see this collaboration as a natural extension of our work in bringing work in ethics and political philosophy to bear on problems that have arisen in our common life," said Debra Satz, Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Philosophy and Director of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.
Who Needs the Humanities at 'Start-up U" Everyone does: In the latest issues of Stanford Magazine, Stanford takes a look at the efforts of historians, philosophers and literary scholars to articulate the importance of the humanities during the age of entrepreneurship. In the article, Debra Satz discusses her thoughts that humanities are of special benefit for young people searching to understand themselves. Read more.
New Center Advisory Board Members Appointed: Pam Karlan (Law) and Kristi Olson (Political Science) have generously agreed to serve on the Center's internal advisory board. Professor Karlan is a productive scholar and award-winning teacher and is one of the nation’s leading experts on voting and the political process. She is the co-author of three leading casebooks on constitutional law, constitutional litigation, and the law of democracy, as well as more than 60 scholarly articles. Professor Olson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, Philosophy. Her research interests are in normative political theory, with a focus on issues of egalitarian justice. Before joining Stanford’s faculty, Olson was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Center for Human Values. Both Karlan and Olson are commited to ethics education and reflection and we welcome them to the Center.