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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 continued from home this Spring with a series of brief, thoughtful and timely conversations about the ethical dilemmas of this historic moment. See the entire video playlist here.

 

 

Living in a Wounded World
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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Opportunities and Inequities: Education in a Pandemic
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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Well-Being for Children and Families during COVID-19
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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Racism, Police Violence, and Protests
June 5, 2020

In this special lunch-hour conversation, join Professor Lentz-Smith and the Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy William A. (“Sandy”) Darity as they discuss the national response to George Floyd’s murder, protests and riots, police violence, and where the nation might go from here.

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Pandemics Past and Present: Situating COVID-19 in History
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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In Defense of Terrible Television
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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Care in the Era of COVID-19
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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Shifting Foundations: Values and Cultural Changes During and After a Pandemic
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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Silent Stadiums: is life as meaningful in a world without spectator sports? What should we risk to get them back?
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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Who Gets the Ventilator? and other Ethical Challenges from COVID-19
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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Privacy versus Public Health in a Pandemic: What are the Ethical Tradeoffs?
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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