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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 "Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy: Where Do We Go From Here?", identifying the challenges and opportunities awaiting the next president
  • 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 from this series are available here.

Videos of lectures from the previous series are available here.

"Professor: Political Dissatisfaction Paved Trump's Path to the Presidency," article by Drew Musto on EPL series first lecture by Larry Jacobs, Sept. 13, 2016 edition of The Cornell Daily Sun.