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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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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

Harvard Professor Michael Sandel Adds New Title: Seoulite

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Mayor Park Won-soon officially honored Professor Sandel as an honorary citizen of Seoul at a ceremony last Friday, reports the Wall Street Journal. Professor Sandel’s books have been widely popular in South Korea culminating in his 2012 book tour. Photo courtesy of Wall Street Journal (MiraeN)

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 [...]

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 [...]

Episode 09

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Should we compensate for historical injustices such as slavery and segregation? When a university’s stated mission is to increase diversity, is it a violation of rights to deny a white person admission?