Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide

Date/Time: 
1 March 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Speaker: Kristen Renwick Monroe, UC-Irvine

Kristen Renwick Monroe is professor of political science and philosophy at UC-Irvine. Her award-winning work considers issues of rationality, altruism, genocide, and gender equality, and addresses a central problem in politics and ethics: how we treat others. She has received several awards, including two American Political Science Association lifetime achievement awards and the 2010 Paul Silverman Award for Outstanding Work in Ethics. She served as the President of the International Society of Political Psychology and Vice-president of APSA. Her most recently completed works -- a book on ethics in an age of terror and genocide and an edited volume on the relation of science to ethics -- will appear in 2011. She is currently working on books that consider the following topics: (1) gender equality in academia, (2) Jewish émigrés from the Third Reich, (3) a book on identity and ethics, and (4) a book of stories on how ordinary people make moral choices. She is the author of several publications, including The Heart of Altruism: Perceptions of a Common Humanity, The Hand of Compassion: Portraits of Moral Choice during the Holocaust, and Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice.

Organized by:Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies

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