The Rock Ethics Institute

Home > Initiatives > Ethics Education > Previous Ethics Education Events

Initiatives

Previous Ethics Education Events

Co-Sponsored Event: Trapped Film Screening

When: Sep 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Where: State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. State College, PA 16801

Trapped is an award winning documentary about the Targeted Regulations on Abortion Providers and how clinics have been fighting to continue providing access to folks seeking an abortion despite these TRAP laws. Come enjoy a FREE screening on Thursday 9/22 at 6:00PM at the State Theatre (130 W. College Ave. State College, PA) Co-Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Generation Action, Planned Parenthood Keystone, The Rock Ethics Institute, Center for Women Students, and UPAC Co-Sponsored Event: Trapped Film Screening - Read More…

Co-Sponsored Event: Moral Progress and Social Transformation

When: Apr 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Where: Nittany Lion Inn, 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803

Annual Lippin Lectureship in Ethics - How should we distribute educational goods?': some thoughts about theory and practice

When: Apr 21, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Where: Garden Room, 111 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, University Park, PA 16802

The 2016 Lippin Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Harry Brighouse (Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at University of Wisconsin, Madison) and will focus on educational justice. Dr. Brighouse will discuss his current research relating to egalitarian educational justice, childhood, and education reform. Annual Lippin Lectureship in Ethics - How should we distribute educational goods?': some thoughts about theory and practice - Read More…

Job Talk - Forcing Sex: Violence, Ethics, and South African Masculinities

When: Mar 01, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Where: 124 Sparks

TEDxPSU - Everyday Ethics: The Significance of Ethics in Our Daily Lives

When: Feb 28, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Where: Schwa Auditorium, University Park, PA 16802

TEDxPSU: Drive Y(our) Reality - The full event will be streamed at http://www.tedxpsu.com/ TEDxPSU - Everyday Ethics: The Significance of Ethics in Our Daily Lives - Read More…

Boundaries: A Seminar with Rosi Braidotti

When: Feb 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Where: 121 Borland, University Park, PA 16802

This seminar will discuss Rosi Braidotti's work in depth, including what she presents during her public lecture. Attendees will receive a variety of readings prior to the seminar. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please RSVP by emailing arts-humanities@psu.edu. Boundaries: A Seminar with Rosi Braidotti - Read More…

The Contested Posthumanities

When: Feb 25, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802

This public lecture is presented by Penn State's Institute for the Arts & Humanities. During this lecture, Rosi Braidotti, Distinguished University Professor and founding director of the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University, will defend the productivity of a posthuman future for the humanities, accounting for the tensions of our times in a grounded manner without being reductive and critical while avoiding negativity. The Contested Posthumanities - Read More…

Job Talk: Mothers, Daughters and Siblings: Ordinary Ethics and the Reconfiguration of Kinship Affinities in the Wake of Sexual Violence

When: Feb 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Where: 216 Willard

This talk argues that the violence of sexual assault impacts the way sexual assault survivors negotiate intimacy with their kin. In the case that I draw upon in this discussion, members of the kinship leverage the power of the state to recast the ties between parents and children, and siblings. I argue that it often children who bear the inordinate burdens of violence within kinship networks, and who invite the state, through the legal system, to participate in the renegotiating of family relations. When the state does intervene, it is not the extraordinary events of formal prosecution or rape that necessarily comprise the event that (re)constitutes kin relations, but the ever-present potential of the law that is called on to negotiate family alignments and intimacies—the law is itself affect in these settings. By grounding my analysis in a fine-grained ethnography, this talk locates the kinship network as the a site of ethical practice in which sexual assault survivors and their kin seek to practice judgment, reasoning, responsibility, cultivation, and commitment while questioning social life. Job Talk: Mothers, Daughters and Siblings: Ordinary Ethics and the Reconfiguration of Kinship Affinities in the Wake of Sexual Violence - Read More…

Job Talk - Sodomy's Penumbra

When: Feb 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Where: 216 Willard

The Form that Freedom Takes: Foucault, Ethics, and Governmentality

When: Feb 12, 2016 at 3:30 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802

When Michel Foucault asserted that “ethics is the considered form that freedom takes when it is informed by reflection,” he was not so much stating a fact as offering a definition. What does that definition mean when considered alongside Foucault’s description of liberalism as both a consumer and producer of freedom? What are the possibilities for ethics so conceived in the midst of global inequality and an increasingly unstable biosphere? The Form that Freedom Takes: Foucault, Ethics, and Governmentality - Read More…