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Co-Sponsorship: Guest Speaker MARK EVANS, MBE

Co-Sponsorship: Guest Speaker MARK EVANS, MBE

When: Sep 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Where: 233 AB, HUB

Mark Evans, MBE is the Executive Director of Outward Bound Oman, the first Outward Bound school in the Arab world. He is Patron of the Andrew Croft Memorial Fund, a fellow of The Explorers Club, and the founder of Connecting Cultures, an educational initiative endorsed by UNESCO that uses the desert wilderness to bring future leaders together on journeys of intercultural dialogue. Connecting Cultures was cited by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations as one of the world’s leading civil society initiatives Co-Sponsorship: Guest Speaker MARK EVANS, MBE - Read More…

Co-Sponsorship - Human Rights Around the Globe: Flourishing or Failing?

Co-Sponsorship - Human Rights Around the Globe: Flourishing or Failing?

When: Sep 13, 2017 at 5:30 PM
Where: Sutliff Auditorium, 118 Lewis Katz Building

Rock Ethics Institute Colloquia Series: Student Fellows Presentations

When: Sep 13, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Where: 133 Sparks

Join us this year's undergraduate and graduate student fellows give short presentations outlining their ongoing research projects. Rock Ethics Institute Colloquia Series: Student Fellows Presentations - Read More…

Rock Ethics Colloquia Series - Eleanor Brown, The Blacks Who Got Their 40 Acres

Rock Ethics Colloquia Series - Eleanor Brown, The Blacks Who Got Their 40 Acres

When: Aug 30, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Where: 133 Sparks Building

The Richard B. Lippin Lecture Series: Moral Development in the Context of Group Games

When: Apr 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Where: 111 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park, PA 16802

Group games are a vital aspect of constructivist early education, providing opportunities for academic learning (e.g., number, logical reasoning, spatial reasoning, literacy) as well as social and moral development. Dr. Hildebrandt will discuss the comparative benefits of cooperative and competitive games, and the importance of allowing children to create and regulate their own games within democratic, constructivist classrooms. The Richard B. Lippin Lecture Series: Moral Development in the Context of Group Games - Read More…

An Abolitionism Worthy of the Name: From Death Penalty Reform to Prison Abolition

When: Apr 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802

In Derrida’s lectures on the death penalty, the United States figures as “both exemplary and exceptional.” Derrida acknowledges the racist structure of state violence in the United States, and he cites data and specific cases to support this point, but he does not develop a critical analysis of race or racism in the lecture series. Drawing on the work of incarcerated intellectual Mumia Abu-Jamal, critical race theorists Cheryl Harris and Angela Davis, and contemporary prison abolitionists, I argue that racism is an issue, not only in the particular context of the United States, but also for the logic of the death penalty that Derrida proposes to deconstruct. Derrida’s own account of indemnity, interest, and condemnation in the Tenth Session is incomplete without a supplementary analysis of black civil death and the construction of whiteness as property. In conclusion, I argue that an abolitionism worthy of the name would have to move beyond the death penalty, towards the (im)possible project of prison abolition and the abolition of white supremacy. An Abolitionism Worthy of the Name: From Death Penalty Reform to Prison Abolition - Read More…

Sport Ethics Conference

Sport Ethics Conference

When: from Apr 06, 2017 10:00 AM to Apr 07, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: 110 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16802

Join us at the Sport Ethics Conference to engage in a discussion on the integration of ethics into sports organizations and practices. Penn State sport practitioners and administrators will raise issues and ethical concerns that they face in their day-to-day engagement in sport. To help navigate the issues and concerns in a more ethically sound manner, world leading sport ethicist will provide a critical analysis of them. The following are some of the topics that will be explored: athletes’ role modeling, the pedagogical potential of sport participation, the environmental impact of sport events organization, and the commercialization of sport. Sport Ethics Conference - Read More…

Queer Green Sex Objects

When: Mar 31, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802

A Rock Co-sponsored Event. Queer Green Sex Objects - Read More…

The End of All Things: A Phenomenology of Elemental Time

When: Mar 31, 2017 at 3:30 PM
Where: 401 Steidle Building, University Park, PA 16802

Ted Toadvine, Nancy Tuana Director of the Rock Ethics Institute, presents his Inaugural Lecture. The End of All Things: A Phenomenology of Elemental Time - Read More…