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Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility

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The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility presents Professor Michael Sandel of Harvard University. Michael Sandel, the nation’s leading public intellectual on issues of social justice and fairness, is known for the way he draws in his audiences and then challenges them to examine the moral and ethical assumptions underlying hotly debated political and social issues. His latest bestseller, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, explores the moral dilemmas facing a capitalistic society, and questions the role of markets in people’s lives. Among his other works is the highly acclaimed Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do? Michael Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard, where he has taught political philosophy for over 30 years. A recipient of the Harvard-Radcliffe Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Sandel was recognized by the American Political Science Association for a career of excellence in teaching. Among his many honors, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and has delivered the BBC Reith Lectures. Sandel is a graduate of Brandeis and received his doctorate from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. In addition to his books, his writings have been published in The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times, and he has appeared on the BBC, PBS, Morning Joe, The Colbert Report, and Good Morning America.

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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.