12th Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism

Michael J. Sandel, Harvard University

Date: 
Mon, 03/04/2013
Location: 
4:30 PM, McCosh 50

The financial crisis prompted criticism of "casino capitalism" on Wall Street.  Is there a difference between gambling and investing?  If so, should the law treat them differently?  What about investments that involve betting on when people will die?

Please join us on Monday, March 4 for the 12th Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism, presented by Michael J. Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University

Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught political philosophy since 1980. His recent book, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?," relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of our time.  His new book, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, will be published in spring 2012.

Sandel's other books include Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge University Press, 1982, 2nd edition, 1998), Democracy's Discontent (Harvard University Press, 1996), Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics (Harvard University Press, 2005), and The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering (Harvard University Press, 2007). His work has been translated into nineteen foreign languages.

At Harvard, Sandel’s courses include "Ethics, Biotechnology, and the Future of Human Nature," "Ethics, Economics, and Law," and "Globalization and Its Critics." His undergraduate course, "Justice," has enrolled over 15,000 students, and is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online (www.JusticeHarvard.org) and on public television.

The Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism
Cosponsored by the Program in Law and Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values.