Spring Semester 2013
BEING, THINKING, DOING (OR NOT!): Ethics and Your Life
This semester's seminar has ended. Please check back in the fall for additional ethics programs, seminars, dinners and lively discussion.
The seminar is an interactive and lively lecture/discussion format shared over dinner. During the semester, students investigated and wrestled with ethical problems, shared resources and experiences, and gained skills for clarifying and articulating their personal and vocational principles.
Students were required to attend at least 3 public forums or other pertinent public lectures or events offered at MIT and elsewhere which sparked reflection and discussion. There were recommended readings to supplement the class; 3 short papers were required plus an informal 5 minute presentation at semester's end.
This year's guests included Susan Murcott, Global Water Crisis; Fred Magdoff, Sustainability and Capitalism; John Sterman,Global Climate Change; Deb Levy, Happiness; Chris Sturr, Sweatshops. We also offered a screening of the film "Examined Life".
Please check back in the fall!