Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
A reconsideration of the War on Poverty after fifty years. Panelists include Gretchen Aguiar, Merlin Chowkwanyun (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Peter Edelman (Georgetown Law), Felicia Kornbluh (University of Vermont), Alice O'Connor (University of California, Santa Barbara), Amy Offner (Penn), Annelise Orleck (Dartmouth), Brian Purnell (Bowdoin), Crystal Sanders (Penn State), Thomas Sugrue (Penn), Karen Tani (University of California Berkeley, Law), Heather Ann Thompson (Temple), and more.
Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save: Effective Giving to Improve the Health and Welfare of the Global PoorWednesday, October 22, 2014 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save and renowned Princeton philosophy professor, argues that we can, and should, donate to highly cost effective charities to improve the health and wellbeing of the world’s poor. Peter Singer is one of the most well-known living philosophers and a leader of the Effective Altruism movement, which applies evidence, reason and rationality to doing good. (See www.thelifeyoucansave.org.) Professor Singer will discuss the moral case for helping others, and the evidence available to do so most effectively.