Leading thinkers on tricky topics of global justice will deliver lectures to students in the "Responsibility and Global Justice" course at Vanderbilt Law School on five Tuesday afternoons between Feb. 19 and April 8, and the public is invited to attend.
“People born into relatively wealthy countries probably tend to fare better than their counterparts in poorer countries – they live longer, healthier lives filled with greater opportunities for education, autonomy and the development of human capacities,” said Robert Talisse, an associate professor of philosophy co-teaching the Responsibility and Global Justice class with John Goldberg, associate dean for research at Vanderbilt Law School.
“Who is responsible for global injustice? Are wealthy countries collectively responsible for the collective poverty of poor countries? Are multinational firms that profit handsomely from operating in the international economy responsible? Are the citizens of wealthy countries responsible to the citizens of impoverished countries? “Our speakers will be sorting through some of these tough questions,” he said.
All the lectures will be held in the Moore Room of Vanderbilt Law School from 12:10 to 1:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Topics and speakers include: