Ethics and Protest

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Ethics and ProtestSaturday, April 26, 2008

The ethics of protest movements, including those in universities. What is the responsibility of the citizen when the state breaks laws that have been enacted for the protection of its citizens? What are the moral and strategic limits of violence.

Akeel Bilgrami, Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University


  • Fred Block, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Davis
  • Jamal Joseph, Acting Chair, School of the Arts Film Division, Columbia University
  • Karl Klare, Matthews Distinguished University Professor, Northeastern University
  • Mark Rudd, activist and president Columbia SDS, 1968
  • Eleanor Stein, Adjunct Professor, Albany Law School
  • Varghese, Episcopal Chaplain, Columbia University

Moderator: Frederick Neuhouser, Viola Manderfeld Professor of German & Professor of Philosophy, Barnard College

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