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Ethics & Public Life

The Cornell Program on Ethics and Public Life promotes interdisciplinary learning about morally central questions concerning public policies and social, political and economic processes.

Semester Series: "The Making of the President: Issues and Processes, Hopes and Fears"

Public lectures on Mondays, 4:30-6:00 in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall:

  • September 12, 2016: Larry Jacobs (Minnesota) on the rise of Donald Trump and the struggle for "Americanness"
  • October 17, 2016: Andrew Bacevich (Boston University) on the debate over uses of American power, in the Middle East and the world at large
  • November 14, 2016: Jennifer Lawless (American University) on lessons from the outcome about women in American politics and Americans' alienation from politics

Videos of lectures in previous series are available here.