Ethics in Public Life

The Center for Ethics at YU Launches New Online Essay Series

To advance its mission of promoting thoughtful, informed discussion of contemporary ethical issues throughout the University and beyond, the Center for Ethics is initiating a series of online essays on Ethics in Public Life. The series will feature relatively brief opinion pieces by faculty and other members of the YU community. Some will be based on talks given at Center events. Others will be written expressly for this online forum. Original essays will be supplemented on occassion by articles previously published elsewhere. Topics for discussion will include public leadership, academic integrity, business conduct and professional ethics.

The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University Presents Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah as Third Annual Scholar-in-Residence

The Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University presents its third annual Scholar-in-Residence Lectures, featuring Professor Kwame Anthony Appiah (Princeton University). The first lecture, “Citizens of the World? Cosmopolitanism and the Ethics of Identity,” will be delivered Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Yeshiva University Museum/Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, Manhattan. The second, “Religious Identity as a Challenge to Modern Politics,” will be delivered Thursday, March 12, at 6 p.m., at Yeshiva’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan.

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

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).