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GW Hatchet: In lecture on ethics, Harvard professor talks baseball with business students

Photo Courtesy: Nicole Radivilov | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Recently Professor Sandel had the opportunity to speak at George Washington University, lecturing on the dilemma of ethics in a market economy.

BBC News: The Public Philosopher – Why Democracy?

Photo Courtesy of Radio Times

At British Parliament this week, Professor Sandel presented a special edition of his program “The Public Philosopher” in the Palace of Westminster for BBC Democracy Day asking the question ‘why democracy?’    

Harvard Gazette: Democracy, debated in Parliament

Michael Sandel, Parliament

Professor Sandel led a spirited discussion on the nature and importance of democracy with members of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons and House of Lords, along with students and members of the public.

Harvard Gazette: Making a Case for Democracy

Moral Reasoning 22: Justice with Michael Sandel

Professor Michael Sandel will debate the meaning of democracy at an address to the British Parliament, which is celebrating its 750th anniversary. Sandel will present a special edition of his ongoing “Public Philosopher” as part of the BBC’s Democracy Day.  Photo by Justin Ide, Harvard Gazette

The Guardian: Michael Sandel Webchat October 24, 2014

Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel is joining The Guardian for a webchat on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 11:45am BST. If you’ve ever wanted to follow up on one of Professor Sandel’s points or philosophies or ask him a question in general, please submit your questions to The Guardian.   Photo Courtesy of The Guardian/Jared Leeds PR  

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

Photo Courtesy of Radio Times

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 [...]