Fordham University Conferences and Events

Words Matter: Blogs & Social Engagement in the 21st Century
October 22, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus, Campbell Multipurpose Room

The Fordham Center for Ethics Education invites you to join Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, editor of Ethics & Society, for an introductory workshop on blog writing. This event is open to all students. Learn how to contribute to the Student Voices section of Ethics & Society as a first step towards being a part of a media voice for change.

The 21st century is marked by heightened concern over the need for moral leadership that will improve our lives and ensure the health and just future of the world. The need for ethical discourse in academic, professional, and public life has never been more urgent. Blogging has become a way to have a major voice in critical social debates reaching across the globe.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please R.S.V.P. to ethics@fordham.edu by Monday, October 20th to participate.

Part-time for All: Creating New Norms of Work and Care
Natural Law Colloquium | Fall 2014 Lecture
Wednesday, November 19th, 6-8 p.m. | Lincoln Center Campus – Fordham University School of Law – Costantino (2-02A, 2-02B & 2-02C)

Jennifer Nedelsky is Professor in the Faculty of Law and Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her current work is concentrated on feminist theory, theories of judgment, and the transformation of norms of work and care. Her most recent book is Law’s Relations: A Relational Theory of Self, Autonomy, and Law (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is close to completing a book on Judgment in Law and Life, and she is currently working on a book tentatively titled, Part Time for All: Creating New Norms of Work and Care.

Commentators:

Jeffrey Flynn, Fordham Department of Philosophy
Clare Huntington, Fordham Law School

CLE CREDIT has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 2 (two) non-transitional, ethics credits.

RSVP here.

Past Events:

TEDMED LIve 2014 Film Screening: “We Just Don’t Know”
September 15, 2014 | 7 p.m.  |  Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library

This simulcast video will feature short talks about the transformations in medicine that occur when we realize the limits of our professional knowledge. Featuring talks by prominent bioethicists, physicians, policy-makers, musicians, neuroscientists, and comedians.

This event is sponsored by Fordham Pre-Health Dean’s Office, Undergraduate Minor in Bioethics, Pre-law, Laennec Society, and the Pre-Dental Society.

TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life whose goal is to seed the innovations in health and medicine of today, making the breakthroughs of tomorrow possible.

A Crisis of Conscience: What Do We Owe Immigrant Youth and Families?
September 16, 2014 | 6 p.m.  |  Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street, Pope Auditorium

Sponsored by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture and the Fordham Center for Ethics Education

As thousands of unaccompanied children stream into the United States and thousands more remain behind while their parents are deported, Americans remain sharply divided about what constitutes a just policy toward immigrant youth and families.

How do we balance the best interests of children and parents against U.S. economic aspirations and a sharply divided electorate?

Speakers include:

Ken Salazar, former U.S. Senator from Colorado, Democrat, and 50th U.S. Secretary of the Interior

Sarah Burr, former Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice

Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

David Ushery, journalist and host of NBC’s The Debrief with David Ushery

Free and open to the public.  RSVP: crcevent@fordham.edu or 212-636-7347

Evolution and Creation: A Dialogue Toward Ethics by Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | Lowenstein Center
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th St. | New York City

Guided by this often unheeded biblical advice, this lecture will ask about the world we inhabit and listen to the answers of the gorgeous diversity of living species on this planet. Scientifically, they will say: we have evolved. Theologically, they will teach: we are God’s beloved creation. At this time of undoubted ecological crisis, responsible dialogue between these two points of view invigorates ethical behavior that cares for plants and animals with a passion integral to love for the living God. If one sees that the evolving community of life on Earth is a natural marvel which at the same time continues to be the dwelling place of the Spirit of God, and if one then realizes its ruination is a natural disaster as well as an unspeakable sin, then deep affection shown in action on behalf of eco-justice becomes essential for humans who wish to walk a religious path.

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Nobel Lecture Series: Amartya Sen — “Why Do We Tolerate Poverty in a Rich World?”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus, Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library

The Fordham University Nobel Lecture Series, Sponsored by Dominick Salvatore and the Department of Economics presents a lecture by Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics in 1988, entitled “Why Do We Tolerate Poverty in a Rich World?” Professor Salvatore will introduce the speaker and topic. Refreshments will be served in the O’Hare Special Collections Room on the 4th Floor of Walsh Library from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

A Call to Advocacy: The Past, Present and Future of Child Well-Being
April 23, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus, Keating Hall, 1st Floor Auditorium

The Future Child Advocates of Fordham presents a multidisciplinary conference featuring some of the country’s renowned child care professionals examining the intersection of social, legal, psychological, and medical approaches to protecting vulnerable youth.

Speakers include:
Joshua L. Brown, Ph.D. (Opening Remarks)
Michael Menconi, FCRH ’15 (Child Advocacy and The Future Child Advocates of America)
Bernard Dreyer, M.D., FAAP (A Strategic Agenda to Address the Effects of Poverty on Child Health and Well-Being)
Linda Cahill, M.D., FAAP (Child Abuse and Maltreatment: The Public Response)
Christine Deyss, M.S. (Child Abuse Prevention Efforts in New York State)

Please RSVP at futurechild@fordham.edu.

The Value of Liberal Arts Education and America’s Future
April 28 2014 | Lincoln Center Campus, 140 W. 62nd St., 12th Floor Lounge
2014 Center for Ethics Education Annual Conference

The current economic climate has raised critical questions regarding the cost, scope and purpose of a college education in the United States, including the value of liberal arts curricula. Traditionally, American higher education sought to teach critical thinking skills, foster leadership abilities, prepare students for future careers, and produce ethically informed and engaged citizens. Recent concerns about soaring student debt and narrowing job opportunities, however, have prompted calls for colleges to prioritize vocational and technical instruction aimed at preparing students for immediate employment, raising fundamental questions about the moral ramifications of disinvestment in liberal arts education. This multidisciplinary conference will address urgent concerns regarding the cost and content of college education, examining the value of the liberal arts in shaping active moral leaders to promote the common good.

For more information, view the conference webpage and list of speakers.

Cultivating Moral Persons: Buddhist Ethics in Conversation

Wednesday, November 13 | 12 – 1 :15p.m. | O’Hare Special Collections Room, Walsh Family Library, Fordham College Rose Hill

Dr. Joshua Schapiro, postdoctoral fellow in theology at Fordham University, will discuss Buddhist forms of meditation that treat bodily discomfort and anguish as positive forces in service of ethical growth: meditations that strengthen practitioners’ resolve to prioritize the wellbeing of others over themselves. Dr. Christopher Gowans (Philosophy) will offer a brief response.

Co-sponsored by the Fordham Center for Ethics Education and the Department of Theology.

Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy Seminar Series:
Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity 
December 12 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, McMahon Hall Room 109
The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy and Fordham University Faculty present Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity, as part of their Seminar Series on antisemitism in comparative perspective. The speaker will be Charles Asher Small, D. Phil., director of the ISGAP, and Koret Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Seminars are open to the university community (undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty) and the interested public. Please visit http://www.isgap.org for more information.

The Future of Commonsense Gun Regulation: Where do We Go From Here
January 21 | 6 p.m. | Corrigan Conference Center,  Lincoln Center Campus
In light of last year’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, vigorous communities of both pro-and anti-gun advocates have sprung up online in what Saul Cornell, Ph.D., the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History and leading expert on the Second Amendment calls “a new sphere of cyber space where they can continue to advocate.”

On Jan. 21, 2014, at 6 p.m. Fordham University’s Department of History will get involved in the conversation when it sponsors “The Future of Commonsense Gun Regulation: Where do We Go From Here?” The event will take place in the Corrigan Conference Center on Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus.

Cornell will moderate the conversation of panelists who include:

  • Robert Spitzer, distinguished service professor and chair of political science at SUNY Cortland, a leading authority on the politics of gun control, the presidency, and congress.
  • Kristin A. Goss, associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, an expert on the gun control movement, woman’s political activism, and philanthropy.

This session will take stock of the current situation and offer some insight into the future of the gun debate in America.

The event is sponsored by the Department of History, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Dean of Fordham College Rose Hill.
For more information contact Kirsten Swinth, Ph.D. at swinth@fordham.

Keeping the ‘Care’ in Healthcare
Wednesday, March 5 | 6 p.m. | Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
A Conversation with Frank A. Corvino, Ph’71
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive VP, Yale New Haven Health System
Moderated by Mary Jane O’Connell, Ph.D., Esp.
RSVP via this form.

Black Women, the Black Church, and a Womanist Reimagining of the Doctrine of the Incarnation
Monday, March 10  | 4 p.m. | Location to be Announced
This lecture features Eboni Marshall Turman is Assistant Research Professor of Black Church Studies at The Divinity School, Duke University. Her primary teaching interests span the breadth of social ethics as a discipline, most especially the historical development of American theological liberalism, including liberation theology and ethics, sexual, and postcolonial ethics.

This lecture is partially sponsored by a generous grant from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact: hillfletche@fordham.edu.

Natural Law Colloquium: Goodness Grotius: Pirates, Prizes, and the Boy Genius who Revolutionized War
Scott Shapiro, Yale Law School
Thursday, March 13  | 6-8 p.m. | McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Campus

Careers in Ethics Panel
March 27 2014 | 6 pm | Rose Hill Campus
Ethics professionals and recent Ethics and Society graduates will participate in an interactive panel about ethics-related careers.

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