News and Events Archive

Eric Cassell Luncheon and Lecture, Sept. 16

Dr. Eric Cassell is one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary clinical ethics. Over his more than forty year career, he has authored nine books and dozens of articles on the theory of clinical medicine and ways to improve its practice and teaching.  He is also a leading voice in discussions of end of life care, palliative care, and need to responsibly understand the subjective...


Rick Elmore: "Instruments of Tears: Art, Violence, and Life in Adorno's Critical Theory"

Rick Elmore, Ph.D., is Lecturer in Philosophy at Appalachian State University.  He has published several papers on violence, ecology and anthropocentrism, based on his critical appropriation of thinkers such as Derrida, Adorno and Baudrillard.  He is also the author of Between Deconstruction and Critical Theory: Violence, Life, and Method in the Work of Jacques...


Kenneth L. Marcus, "Have We Moved on from Civility?"

Kenneth L. Marcus, JD, is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010).  Previously he held the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York’s Bernard M. Baruch...


Julie Guthman, “Killing Life to Make Life: The Biopolitics of Soil Fumigant Regulation in California’s Strawberry Industry”

Julie Guthman, Professor in the Division of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Multicampus Research Program on Food and the Body, University of California Santa Cruz

“Killing Life to Make Life: The Biopolitics of Soil Fumigant Regulation in California’s Strawberry Industry”

Public Lecture: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2...

Daniel Goldberg, "Food Policy, the Social Determinants of Health, and the General Insignificance of Individual Responsibility"

Daniel Goldberg (JD/PhD) is Asstant Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University.  His current work concerns issues regarding the social determinants of health, public health policy and chronic illness, and health inequities. In addition, he maintains an active research program in the...


Congratulations to Ethics Bowl!

Congratulations to the members of the UNC Charlotte Ethics Bowl team (and coach Beth Mason!) for qualifying for the national tournament!  Read the full story here.


Elizabeth Racine, "Looking at the Food in Food Deserts"

Elizabeth Racine is Associate Prof. of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte.  Prof. Racine is interested in identifying incentives and barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among vulnerable populations. Her research is focused on the evaluation of nutrition and physical activity policies and programs. She has evaluated programs such as the Latino Food and Fun...


More Congratulations to Ethics Bowl!

The UNC Charlotte Ethics Bowl Team just placed 3rd in the National Championships!  See the story on the CLAS Exchange site here.  It's been a complete privilege to work both with the team and their coach, Beth Mason, over the year.


Spring Events at the Center

As the Fall semester winds down, we'd like to take the opportunity to let you know of some Spring programming for the Center.  We have a number of interesting and challenging speakers - there's three main groups.  We'll let you know of another couple of events as they take final shape, and will (as usual) post flyers and further details for the events below as they get closer. ...