“House (in Athens, Greece), partly demolished, with a graffiti depicting a homeless person lying on the floor”

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.

EPL Program Public Debate Series

The Program on Ethics and Public Life hosted a public debate on October 1: "Health vs. Economy in the pandemic response: What is the right balance?"

This discussion featured Matthew Adler, professor of law and economics at Duke University and Peter Vallentyne, the Florence G. Kline Chair in Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The debate was moderated by Rachana Kamtekar, Cornell professor of philosophy.

The full video recording of this event is now available to view via Cornell's video on demand.

The EPL debate series is made possible by the Andrew and Andrea Potash Fund

Legal gavel & scale

The Cornell Conference in Philosophy of Law

The first Cornell Conference in Philosophy of Law will be held via zoom after having to be canceled in May 2020.

You are welcome to attend the sessions on September 19 and 26, but you must register (for each day separately) in order to receive and access the zoom session links. Registration is free, please see the full details on the conference website.

The Conference is co-hosted by the Cornell Law School, the Sage School of Philosophy, and the Program in Ethics & Public Life.

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