Ky. Author Forum featuring Michael Sandel

When Dec 01, 2009
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Contact NameJulie Kroger, Office of the President
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Kentucky Author Forum invites you to take a seat in one of Harvard’s most popular courses.

Michael Sandel’s “Justice”, or “Moral Reasoning 22”, draws more than 1,000 students each year to hear Prof.Sandel  relate the big questions of political philosophy to the hard moral challenges we confront everyday as citizens.

  • What are our obligations to others as people in a free society?
  • Should government tax the rich to help the poor?
  • Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth?
  • Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality?

Michael Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980. His new book, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? confronts readers with difficult moral dilemmas and asks their opinion about the right thing to do.

For a taste of Michael Sandel’s classroom, visit

Professor Sandel’s discussion with the campus community will be moderated by Dr. Cate Fosl, Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and Director of A&S's Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research.