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The Ethics of Now

The Ethics of Now is a series of conversations between Duke historian Adriane Lentz-Smith and a range of artists, advocates, and authors that explore the ethical challenges facing the Durham and Duke communities.

Ethics of Now Webinars

The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith continues from home with a series of brief, thoughtful and timely conversations about the ethical dilemmas of this historic moment. You can attend a specific talk live on Zoom by registering below and will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. The series will be recorded and uploaded here.

 

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The Ethics of Now: Pandemics Past and Present: Situating COVID-19 in History - All Info Below

June 4, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and Director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine Jeffrey Baker, M.D. for the conversation, “Pandemics Past and Present: Situating COVID-19 in History.”

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ethics of now Anna Gassman-Pines all info below

June 11, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and WLF Bass Connections Associate Professor in Public Policy Anna Gassman-Pines for the conversation “Well-Being for Children and Families during COVID-19.”

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the ethics of now from home

June 18, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and Professor of the Practice of Education David Malone with Jordan High School teacher Brian McDonald and undergraduate B.N. Duke Scholar Bethlehem Ferede for the conversation, “Opportunities and Inequities: Education in a Pandemic.”

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the ethics of now from home

June 25, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and and Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology Norman Wirzba for a conversation on environmental care, “Living in a Wounded World.”

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Ethics of Now: Mark Anthony Neal

May 28, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal for the conversation “In Defense of Terrible Television.”

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ethics of now Jocelyn Olcott

May 21, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and the Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies Jocelyn Olcott for the conversation “Care in the Era of COVID-19.”

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ethics of now Steve Vaisey

May 14, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and Professor of Sociology Stephen Vaisey for the conversation “Shifting Foundations: Values and Cultural Changes During and After a Pandemic.”

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ethics of now with Wayne Norman all info below

May 7, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and the Mike and Ruth Mackowski Professor of Ethics Wayne Norman for the conversation “Silent Stadiums: is life as meaningful in a world without spectator sports? What should we risk to get them back?”

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Ethics of Now: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong - all info below

April 30, 2020

Join Professor Lentz-Smith and Stillman Professor of Ethics Walter Sinnott-Armstrong for a conversation about “Who Gets the Ventilator? and other ethical challenges from COVID-19”.

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Ethics of Now: Margaret Hu - all info below

April 23, 2020

Professor Lentz-Smith and Washington and Lee law and cyber ethics expert, Margaret Hu had a conversation about the ethical challenges of privacy during a pandemic: “Privacy versus Public Health in a Pandemic: What are the ethical tradeoffs?”

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