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Political Philosopher Michael Sandel to Discuss Economic Inequality and Morality at Apr. 7 Yeshiva University Robbins-Wilf Program

Yeshiva University will host a discussion titled “Economic Inequality: What’s the Right Thing to Do?”, featuring Dr. Michael Sandel, host of the PBS program Justice, the first Michael SandelHarvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. The lecture, part of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence program, will be held on Monday, April 7 at 7:30 PM at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.

Sandel has taught political philosophy at Harvard since 1980, where he is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, which relates the big questions of political philosophy to some of the most pressing issues of our time. Sandel’s latest book, What Money Can’t Buy, explores the moral dilemmas of a capitalistic society and the choices people face daily. His writings have been translated into 15 foreign languages and appear in general publications such as The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times, as well as on television series on PBS, Great Britain’s BBC and Japan’s NHK.

The program is under the auspices of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence program at YU’s Stern College for Women. Dr. Robbins-Wilf, a founding member of the Stern College Board of Directors, established and funds the Scholar-in-Residence program which brings top scholars, authors, artists and opinion makers to Stern College, offering students unique perspectives on the world.

Admission is free and open to the public with valid photo ID and ticket, which can only be reserved at Smarttix.com. Tickets are limited. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture. For more information, call 212.868.4444.