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Justice with Michael Sandel

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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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Boston Globe: Fenway Park to host massive, interactive HUBweek discussion

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Professor Michael Sandel will explore ethical dilemmas at HUBweek’s Fenway Forum on October 4 with featured panelists Arianna Huffington, Yo-Yo Ma AB’76, DMU’91, and Alexis Wilkinson AB’15.    

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.

Harvard Gazette: Seeking Ethical Clarity

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Japan’s public broadcasting station, NHK, hosted Professor Michael Sandel and a group of students from China, Japan, and the United States for a debate and discussion free of easy answers.

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

The Guardian: The More Things Money Can Buy, the Harder it is to be Poor

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In a brief video, Professor Michael Sandel speaks to The Guardian about inequality in care and education due to the lack of resources and money available to those in need.