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Justice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard's history, and has captivated more than 14,000 students.

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Radio Times: The Public Philosopher: Cultivating the Art of Listening

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BBC journalist, Justin Webb, recently sat down with Professor Sandel to talk moral dilemmas and Sandel’s new series of programs that will be available on Radio 4. The first program in the “The Public Philosopher” series will deal with the question of whether or not there are any actions or behaviors governments should step in [...]

St. Paul’s Institute: Join the Debate [Video]

St. Paul's Institute

Michael Sandel discusses issues of money and morality at St. Paul’s Institute. Although the discussion only lasted for 90 minutes, the debate does not cease. Join this important debate about the limits of markets and voice your opinion.   Watch using the embedded video player above.

BBC: Justice – Collective Responsibility [video]

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Should this generation of Germans take responsibility for addressing the evils perpetrated by their grandparents’ generation during the Holocaust? Should this generation of Americans take responsibility for remedying the injustice of slavery? This excerpt from the BBC documentary “Justice: A Citizen’s Guide to the 21st Century” asks whether moral responsibility can be collective as well [...]

NHK: The Ultimate Choice – Michael Sandel’s global classroom [video]

NHK television broadcast with students in Tokyo, Shanghai, and at Harvard

Michael Sandel leads a video-linked global classroom, broadcast on NHK television (Japan) with students in Tokyo, Shanghai, and at Harvard. Sandel and the students discuss the ethical and global implications of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and nuclear disaster:  What accounts for the strong communal response of the Japanese public to the crisis?  Should nuclear power [...]