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.
In Spring 2018, EPL is presenting public lectures, followed by discussion, by six eminent visitors addressing challenges to democracy in the US and abroad.
Feb. 9: Paul Pierson (Political Science, Berkeley) on the risk of "democratic backsliding" in the US
Feb. 26: Nicholas Carnes (Political Science, Duke) on class and governance in the US
March 12: Cheng Li (Brookings) on prospects for democracy in China
CANCELLED March 26: Michael Dawson (Political Science, Chicago) on African-American political identities and political change
April 16: Atul Kohli (Politics, Princeton) on prospects and problems of democracy in India
April 30: Arlie Hochschild (Sociology, Berkeley) on the political alienation of white rural Americans
All lectures are in Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall. They will be on Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, except for the first, on a Friday, 3 - 4:30 pm.
Videos of these lectures will be available here.
Videos of lectures from previous EPL series, including last year's series on the presidential election, are available here.
Online Videos by EPL: "Where is China Headed?"
Beginning an innovative online presence, the Program on Ethics and Public Life has created "Where Is China Headed?", a free online series on facts and controversies with leading China scholars: