Upcoming Events

 

 

Peter Singer, Princeton University and the University of Melbourne,

"Global Poverty, and What We Should Be Doing About It"

Green Music Center, Weill Hall, Wednesday, September 9. 6:30pm

Peter Singer is often described as the world’s most influential living philosopher. In 2005

Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in

2014 he was third on the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute’s ranking of Global Thought

Leaders. He is known especially for his work on the ethics of our treatment of animals, for

his controversial critique of the sanctity of life ethics in bioethics, and for his writing on

the obligations of the affluent to aid those living in extreme poverty. He first became

well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. In 2011

Time included Animal Liberation on its “All-TIME” list of the 100 best nonfiction books

published in English since the magazine began, in 1923. Singer has written, co-authored,

edited or co-edited more than 40 books, including Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle;

How Are We to Live?, Rethinking Life and Death, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim

Mason), The Life You Can Save, The Point of View of the Universe (with Katarzyna de

Lazari-Radek), and, most recently, The Most Good You Can Do. His works have appeared in

more than 25 languages.

 

Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of

Melbourne and the University of Oxford. After teaching in England, the United States and

Australia, he has, since 1999, been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University

Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Since 2005 he has combined that

position with the position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

 

This event is produced with the support of a Green Music Center Academic Integration Grant and the SSU Philosophy Department.

For information about ticketing, email glasgojo@sonoma.edu.

 

The Fall 2015 Ethics, Law, and Society Forum

This series of events is produced with the generous support of SSU Instructionally Related Activities and St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County. All events will be held in Stevenson 1002, on Tuesdays, 12-12:50. They are free and open to the public.

 

Sept. 15     Debra Satz, Stanford University, Philosophy, “The Problems with Privatization”

Sept. 22     John Sullins, SSU, Philosophy, “Finding a Path to Beneficial A.I.”

Oct. 6         Jack Glaser, U.C. Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy, “Racial Bias in Policing: Psychological Causes and Policy Implications”

Oct. 20       Caitrin Chappelle, Public Policy Institute of California, “California’s Water Challenges and Solutions”

Oct. 27       Tania Lombrozo, U.C. Berkeley, Psychology, “The Significance of a Guilty Mind”
               
Nov. 3         Jeff Baldwin, SSU, Geography and Global Studies, “Food, Our Biosphere, and You”

Nov. 10      Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation, “Who Owns Your Stuff?  Copyright, EULAs, and the Future of User Control”

Nov. 17      A Panel of Experts: The Future of the Legal Profession

 

 

Past events

 

2015

READING RACE: FROM FERGUSON, MISSOURI TO MORRISON'S A MERCY AND BACK AGAIN - Click here for video

Paula Moya, Stanford University

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2-4pm, Student Center Ballroom B

Co-sponsored with the SSU Philosophy Club, with the support of Instructionally Related Activities

 

PROSTITUTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Melissa Farley, Prostitution Education and Research

Monday, Feb. 23, 10:30am-noon, Student Center Ballroom B

Co-sponsored with the Sonoma Freedom Project, with the support of Instructionally Related Activities

 

WHAT IS VEILING?

Dr. Sahar Amer, University of Sydney

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm, Schroeder Hall (Green Music Center)

Co-sponsored with the School of Arts & Humanities, Dept. of Modern Languages

 

2014

 

MULTIRACIAL BELONGING AND BETRAYAWL

Ron Sundstrom, Ph.D., University of San Francisco

Wednesday, April 16, 2-3:30, Student Center Ballroom B

Co-hosted by CELS and the SSU Philosophy Club

 

IMAGINE YOURSELF: A DIALOGUE AND SYMPOSIUM WITH THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF CALIFORNIA

Chief Justice of California, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

with Angelica Quirarte, Jonathan Gomez, and Doug Bosco

Friday, April 11, 9-noon, Weill Hall

Presented by 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County and CELS

 

RISKS AND LIABILITIES IN CYBERSPACE - Click here for video

Eric Sinrod, Duane Morris LLP

September 2

This event was supported in part by Instructionally Related Activities

 

A REVERENTIAL REYDRATION REVOLUTION - Click here for video

Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

September 9

This event was supported in part by Instructionally Related Activities

 

Andy Wallace, SSU Philosophy, "Compassion and Happiness" - Click here for video

September 16

 

DOG WHISTLE POLITICS: HOW CODED RACIAL APPEALS HAVE REINVENTED RACISM AND WRECKED THE MIDDLE CLASS - Click here for video

Ian Haney- López, Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley Law) and Demos

September 23

This event was supported in part by Instructionally Related Activities

 

NSA SPYING, THE CONSTITUTION, AND YOU - Click here for video

Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation

September 30

This event was supported in part by Instructionally Related Activities

 

Irene Klaver, University of North Texas, Philosophy of Water Use Technology - Click here for video

October 14

This event was supported in part by Instructionally Related Activities

 

WHALE AWARE: HOW INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND NGOs ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO REDUCE STRIKES TO WHALES BY LARGE BOATS - Click here for video

Michael Carver and Jennifer Stock, Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)

October 28

 

THE RIGHT TO SPEAK OUR MINDS AND OUR LANGUAGES: TOWARD AN ETHICS OF MULTILINGUALISM IN SCHOOL AND SOCIETY - Click here for video

Robert Train, SSU Modern Languages

November 18

 

Warren Court Prize Presentations - click here for video

December 2

 

2013

 

THE WORLD OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A Q&A WITH DR. MARY BURKE

Mary Burke, Executive Director, The Project to End Human Trafficking and Director, Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology, Carlow University

Tuesday, November 19, Noon-1pm, Carson Hall 56

 

STAKEHOLDING AND SAFETY NETS: A CRITIQUE OF LIBERTARIANISM

Click here for the paper

Click here for the slides

Teed Rockwell, SSU Philosophy Department

Wednesday, October 30, 2-3:30, Cooperage 2

 

PROBLEMS WITH "BORN THAT WAY": SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SCIENCE, AND THE LAW

Ed Stein, Vice Dean, Professor of Law, and Director of the Gertrud Mainzer Program in Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics at Cardozo Law

Wednesday, September 25, 12-1pm, Darwin 103

 

 

Thursday, April 11: Manuel Vargas, University of San Francisco, Philosophy and Law School

NEGLIGENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY

Location: Schulz 3001, 1:30-3:00

 

Friday, April 5: Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean, Hastings School of Law

2-3 PM: Q & A about law school with Frank Wu, the Dean and Chancellor of Hastings. Co-sponsored by CELS and the Pre-Law Society. Carson 56

Dean Wu also led a discussion of the film, Who Killed Vincent Chin?, at 7 PM. Click here for more information.

 

Wednesday, March 27: Title IX events

Gender Equity Concerns Workshop for Students and Community Members, 4:30-6 pm in the Cooperage. 

Donna Lopiano “Gender Equity and Title 9: It Isn’t Just About Sports," 7:30 pm The Cooperage

  • Dr. Lopiano has served for 18 years as the University of Texas at Austin Director of Women’s Athletics and is a past-president of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. During her tenure at Texas, she constructed what many believed to be the premiere women’s athletics program in the country; twice earning the top program in the nation award. Recognized as one of the foremost national experts on gender equity in sport, Dr. Lopiano has testified about Title IX and gender equity before three Congressional committees and served as a consultant to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights Department of Health, Education and Welfare Title IX Task Force. The Sporting News has repeatedly listed her as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Sports.”

Gender Equity Issues Workshop for Faculty, Staff, Coaches and Administrators, 10-11:30 am in Schulz 3001

 

Wednesday, February 6, 4 PM: The Center for Ethics, Law, and Society Inaugural Lecture

Judge Brad Seligman: Big Law, Small Law: Old and New Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Come join us hear Judge Seligman, SSU alum and accomplished class action civil rights lawyer, speak about civil rights! Judge Seligman's talk will help us officially open the Center. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Location: Ives 101 (Warren Auditorium).