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Religious leaders; Wesson review; Anne Newman's accolade; autumn color

Nov 15 2013
ethics in Society Staff

This week the Center hosts an Ethics and the Professions event with religious leaders on campus. Below, read about our postdoc Patrick Taylor Smith reviewed Baogang He's Wesson Lectures, Anne Newman received an award for her new book on education, and we share postdoc Will Braynen's autumnal photos from around campus.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ETHICS AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS

SCOTTY MCLENNAN--STANFORD DEAN FOR RELIGIOUS LIFE

Mychal Copeland --Rabbi and Stanford Senior Jewish Educator

Nathan Castle --Pastor and Director of Stanford Catholic Community

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 12pm

Old Union, CIRCLE room, third floor

Please RSVP. Preference given to Stanford students. Event page.

 

EVENTS OF INTEREST

ISRAELI SOLDIERS' TESTIMONIES FROM THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

Yehuda Shaul  --Breaking the Silence co-founder

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 12pm

Building 200, Room 17

This event is co-sponsored by Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation and the Stanford Human Rights Center.

 

CENTER NEWS

INFLUENCE OF AUTHORITATIVE DELIBERATION IN CHINA IS UNDERESTIMATED

Imagine that an authoritarian and unelected government becomes interested in reforming its healthcare system. Via online fora and letter writing, they solicit-and receive-thousands of comments from their citizens. In response, the ruling one-party government makes hundreds of revisions to their proposed plan. Is this the beginnings of a genuine democracy and empowered citizenry? Or is it merely a fig leaf, political theater used to legitimate an autocracy? Read Patrick Taylor Smith's review of Baogang He's Wesson Lectures.

ANNE NEWMAN'S NEW BOOK RECOGNIZED WITH AWARD

The new Associate Director of the Center for Ethics in Society, Anne Newman, has been awarded The Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law for her new book Realizing Educational Rights. In her book, Newman examines two educational rights questions that arise at the intersection of political theory, educational policy, and law: What is the place of a right to education in a participatory democracy, and how can we realize this right in the United States? Tracking these questions across both philosophical and pragmatic terrain, she addresses urgent moral and political questions, offering a rare, double-pronged look at educational justice in a democratic society. The Education Law Association granted the award.

 

 

 

FALL IS HERE AT STANFORD AND ONE POSTDOC MARKS ITS ARRIVAL 

Our postdocs are multi-talented! Will Braynen takes photos around campus to mark autumn's arrival. The one on the left he calls "An Island." On the below is "A Blowing Man." They are part of his "Life in the Windows" collection.

 

 

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