CELS Lecture

Series Features Lecture by Peter Singer
September 3, 2015

Founded in 2012, the Center for Ethics, Law, and Society addresses moral and legal issues that arise in the ever modernizing world. Philosopher Peter Singer, of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People, is just one of many distinguished speakers featured. The Forum aims to engage with the community on multiple issues, including artificial intelligence, water challenges, and more. The lectures conclude on Nov. 17 with a panel of experts discussing the future of the legal profession.

All lectures are on Tuesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Stevenson 1002. This series of events is produced with the generous support of SSU Instructionally Related Activities and St. Joseph Health-Sonoma County. For more information call (707) 664 3280 or visit https://www.sonoma.edu/philosophy/cels/. Each event is free and open to the public, parking is $5-$8 on campus.


Sept. 9

Global Poverty, and What We Should Be Doing About It

Peter Singer, Princeton University and the University of Melbourne
(Green Music Center, Weill Hall, 6:30pm)
For more information, visit the News Center article here.


Sept. 15

The Problems with Privatization

Debra Satz, Stanford University, Philosophy


Sept. 22

Finding a Path to Beneficial A.I.

John Sullins, SSU, Philosophy


Oct. 6

Racial Bias in Policing: Psychological Causes and Policy Implications

Jack Glaser, U.C. Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy


Oct. 20 

California's Water Challenges and Solutions

Caitrin Chappelle, Public Policy Institute of California


Oct. 27

The Significance of a Guilty Mind

Tania Lombrozo, U.C. Berkeley, Psychology


Nov. 3

Food, Our Biosphere, and You

Jeff Baldwin, SSU, Geography and Global Studies


Nov. 10

Who Owns Your Stuff? Copyright, EULAs, and the Future of User Control

Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation


Nov. 17

A Panel of Experts: The Future of the Legal Profession

Susan Hollander, K&L Gates
Judge Brad Seligman, Superior Court of Alameda County
Samorn Selim, Associate Director of Graduate Class Advising, UC Hastings Law School