The second-annual Richard W. Blackburn Endowed Lecture on Civility and Integrity will take place Thursday, January 22 at 6pm in Lisner Auditorium. This year’s lecture, titled “Ethics and Civility: What Do We Owe One Another as Citizens and Market Players?” will feature Harvard political philosopher and bestselling author Michael Sandel as the keynote speaker.
The event is open to all members of the GW Community.
The Blackburn Lecture was endowed by University Trustee Richard W. Blackburn, JD ’67, in 2013 to honor the spirit of integrity exemplified by George Washington’s “Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation,” a guide to honorable character developed by the first president.
It serves as the signature capstone for the School of Business’s First Year Development Program, a curriculum developed for first-year GWSB undergraduate students that focuses on academic integrity, ethics, communication, self-reflection, leadership and career development.
One of Foreign Policy’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers,” Michael Sandel has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” “a rock-star moralist” (Newsweek), and “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world.” (New Republic). His legendary course “Justice” has enrolled over 15,000 students and was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. Sandel was made an honorary citizen of Seoul, Korea this past December.
Registration for the event will remain open while seats are available, so register at go.gwu.edu/blackburn15 today!