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HUBWeek: Fenway Forum

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On Sunday, October 4, Professor Michael Sandel will hold a master class at the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park. Professor Sandel will lead an all-star panel of authors, entertainers, artists, and other public figures in a lively discussion that asks hard hitting ethical questions.

MarketWatch: Capitalism is Killing America’s Morals

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In this op-ed piece, Paul B. Farell takes on Professor Sandel’s theories on how capitalism is affecting modern morality and fueling inequality.

2015 Kennedy Center: Aspen Institute Arts Summit

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Professor Michael Sandel leads a debate on whether arts are necessary for democracy during the 2015 Aspen Institute Arts Summit featuring Darren Walker, Beau Willimon, and Kate Levin.

BBC Radio 4: The Public Philosopher

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Professor Michael Sandel’s series on Radio 4, “The Public Philosopher,” is now available for on iTunes. Listen as Professor Sandel examines such topics as voting, morality and the state, immigration, national guilt, and more.

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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 [...]

PBS Newshour: ‘What Money Can’t Buy’ and What it Shouldn’t Buy [Video]

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What is the difference between a market economy and a market society? PBS Newshour and Michael Sandel discuss these differences and why certain market interactions are wrong. In a democratic society, why is it wrong to have buy people to stand in line for you for seats at a congressional hearing? What do you think, [...]