Michael Walzer, Eminent Political Theorist, to be Kaplan Scholar in Residence at the Center For Ethics at Yeshiva University

Michael Walzer

Feb 14, 2007 — Michael Walzer, renowned political theorist and writer on society, politics, and ethics, will present a lecture on “Terrorism and Just War” on March 19 at 7:30 pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. This is the inaugural event of The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University which was founded in 2006 to foster research and public discussion on ethical issues and the integration of ethical analysis into the curriculum throughout all the undergraduate and graduate schools of Yeshiva University (YU).

On Tuesday, March 20, Professor Walzer will present a second lecture on “War and Death: Reflections on the Lebanon War” at 7:30 pm on the Beren Campus in the Levy Lobby, 215 Lexington Ave. (33rd St.).

Prof. Walzer has written about a wide variety of topics, including just and unjust wars, nationalism and ethnicity, and economic justice. He has contributed to the revival of a practical, issue-focused ethics and the development of a pluralist approach to political and moral life. He is currently working on the toleration and accommodation of “difference” and on The Jewish Political Tradition, a multi-volume collaborative project on the history of Jewish political thought.

He is one of three Permanent Faculty Members at the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Prof. Walzer is a contributing editor to The New Republic and is an editor of Dissent magazine. To date he has written 27 books and has published more than 300 articles, essays, and book reviews.

Under the direction of Adrienne Asch, Edward and Robin Milstein Professor of Bioethics at YU’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at the university’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Center for Ethics supports original scholarship on major ethical and policy issues, and serves as a resource for ethics and applied ethics both within and beyond the university.

The lectures are free and open to the public with a valid photo ID. To reserve a seat, please email events@yu.edu or call 212-960-5400 ext 5869. Both events are wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation will be provided.

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