The global financial crisis reminded us that ethics need to take a front position in the debate over what, as individuals and communities, we must do.
Ethical issues are also of increasing public concern as the emergence of new technologies and technical capacities outstrips slow-moving regulatory environments, social norms and customs. This series of lectures aimed to stimulate considered debate about urgent issues in public ethics and policy and reflected on ways we can improve public discourse about such issues. This free series was co-sponsored with the disciplines of Business, Engineering Education, Philosophy and Psychology at The University of Western Australia.
|14 March||What Does Ethics Have to do with Leadership?||Michael Levine, Winthrop Professor of Philosophy, and Jacqueline Boaks, PhD Student, The University of Western Australia|
|4 April||Re-Inventing Ethics||Mary Gentile, Director of the ‘Giving Voice to Values’ Curriculum, and Senior Research Scholar, Babson College, Massachusetts|
|9 May||Engineering and Social Justice||Donna Riley, Associate Professor, Picker Engineering Program, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts|
|30 May||History, Novelty and Virtue in Ecological Restoration||Eric Higgs, Professor, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, Canada and 2012 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large|
|15 August||The Frontiers of Ethics||Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, and Director of Environmental Studies, New York University|
|4 September||Free Speech, Public Discourse, and the Moral Blameworthiness of Suffering Fools||Lawrence Torcello, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York|
|10 October||Taking Responsibility for Climate Change||Robyn Eckersley, Director, Master of International Relations Program, University of Melbourne|