Special Event

As part of the CSU Ethics Colloquium, Prof. Martha Nussbaum will present two talks on Nov. 10th : Aging, Stigma and Disgust at 2:00 p.m. and  Anger, Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame at 5:00 p.m. Both talks will be presented in the Lory Student Center Theater.

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and Philosophy Department, at the University of Chicago. She was named the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in Humanities and a 2016 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Arts and Philosophy. She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and her master’s and Ph.D. from Harvard, and has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford universities. Please click here for a CSU Source story about Prof. Nussbaum’s visit: Nussbaum Source story.

Martha Nussbaum: Aging, Stigma and Disgust 

2:00 p.m., Nov. 10th, Lory Student Center Theater 

To reserve a free ticket for this event, please click here: Eventbrite Nussbaum 2 p.m.

Martha Nussbaum:

Anger, Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame

5:00 p.m., Nov. 10th, Lory Student Center Theater

To reserve a free ticket for this event, please click here: Eventbrite Nussbaum 5 p.m.

The CSU Ethics Colloquium promotes cross-disciplinary, cross-college conversations about ethics-related issues. By highlighting existing ethics seminars and activities, encouraging additional events, and providing virtual resources, the Colloquium fosters increased interaction and collaboration among faculty and staff members working with an ethical perspective on virtually any issue facing the community. We know that there are already many activities in this direction happening at CSU; our goal is not to co-opt them but to support them, highlight them, enhance them, and give our broader Northern Colorado community a window into all that is going on here.  To that end, while themes and topics will be broad-based, the Colloquium will emphasize ethical issues in the professions and disciplines, particularly when such issues have larger social, civic, political, and economic implications.

To pursue these goals, the Colloquium will launch this spring with a series of events featuring CSU and external speakers. The first event will be a conversation on “The End of The University” by Provost Rick Miranda and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Professor Matt Hickey; they will describe some of the issues that university faculty could/should consider in designing curricula that equip students to have a values-based approach to their education.  How can our students learn to deal both ethically and effectively with the civic, social, political, and economic implications of our changing world – and how should we provide those learning outcomes?  Other talks will address a range of topics, from media ethics and religious ethics to the ethics of how laboratory animals are treated and the intersections between ethics and diversity issues in community-based research and teaching.