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The Annual Tanner-McMurrin Lecture

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ethics for a Connected World: Three Cases that Impact You

Joel Rosenthal,
President, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

6:00 pm, Reception
7:00 pm, Lecture + Q&A

6:00 – 8:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
Astonishing scientific and technological achievement defines the moment we live in and sets the pace for our future. As our world changes more rapidly than ever before, these advancements bring with them unprecedented ethical crises that impact you and every other person on the planet. These advances arrive at a time when democracy is in retreat.  Rising tides of nationalism and isolation dominate just when collective action is needed most. This lecture will cover three areas: the natural world; the virtual world; and the political world.  There is a need for norms, standards, and rules of the road in all of these areas.  Some of this work has begun, and will explore some examples together in this lecture and discussion to follow.

Free and open to the public. 1 hour ethics CLE (pending).
Sponsored by Westminster College and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Joel H. Rosenthal
 is president of Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He is also adjunct professor at New York University and chairman of the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) program in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and B.A. from Harvard University. As a scholar and teacher, Rosenthal has focused on ethics in US foreign policy, with special emphasis on issues of war and peace, human rights, and pluralism. His first book Righteous Realists (1991) is a study of Hans Morgenthau, George Kennan, and Reinhold Niebuhr, among other American realists. His edited volume Ethics & International Affairs: A Reader (Georgetown University Press; 3rd edition, co-edited by Christian Barry) is a compilation of essays from major figures in the field and is widely used in college and university courses. In 2016, he was appointed Dorsett Fellow at Dartmouth College. His numerous national and international awards include the Distinguished Scholar Award from the  International Studies Association in 2019 for his life-time achievement in International Studies and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Science from the University of Edinburgh. He is the editor-in-chief of the Carnegie Council’s flagship journal, Ethics & International Affairs, published by Cambridge University Press. Its articles have appeared over 1,100 times in hundreds of university syllabi in 28 countries.


September 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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