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We Thinks Good – Billionaire Philanthropy
July 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
If the Ethical Society were offered a million-dollar donation from a billionaire philanthropist, would it be ethical to accept it? Sally Haslanger says that “the rich have quietly undermined democracy… by buying their way into academic, scientific and cultural institutions.” Is she right? Join Michelle Ciurria Saturday, July 10, at 3 p.m. to explore this topic.
Is the modern-day university a business or a public service? Academics like Henry Heller and Brandon Absher have argued that the university has been increasingly privatized and co-opted by business interests over the last century. Can a university that is under the (often covert) control of private businesses serve the public good and contribute to democracy? Join Michelle Ciurria Saturday, July 17, at 3 p.m. to explore this topic.
Zoom meeting ID: 384 422 5785.