October 22nd, 2012
Michael Sandell will speak Wednesday, October 31, at 5 p.m. on “Justice, Money, and Markets.” The event will be held in the Mandel Center G03.
Political philosopher Michael Sandel has been described as “perhaps the most prominent college professor in America.” His legendary course “Justice,” the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television, has been viewed by millions of people around the world.
Sandel’s new book, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our times: what should be the role of money and markets in our society? Critics have called it a “brilliant, indispensable book on the relationship between morality and economics” and “one of the most important exercises in public philosophy in many years.”
Sandel did his graduate work at Oxford University, where he was Brandeis’s first American Rhodes Scholar. He has served for many years on the Brandeis Board of Trustees.
Professor Sandel’s lecture is sponsored by the JustBooks First-Year Seminar Program of the Division of Humanities.
Event Flier (PDF)