Forum on Ethics and Public Policy

Several times each year the Capps Forum on Ethics and Public Policy brings to the campus and the community speakers who address major social and ethical issues. The purpose of the forum is to engage students, faculty, and local residents in conversation on a wide range of issues and policy implications.

Speakers have included:

Jeff Greenfield, on Media Ethics 2005-2006

Jeffrey Wigand, on Corporate Ethics, 2005-2006

Kevin Phillips, on Politics and Religion, 2006-2007

Katherine Marshall, on Ethical Challenges in International Development, 2007-2008

Lee Hamilton, on American Foreign Policy after Iraq, 2007-2008

Hans Küng, on Global Ethics and the World’s Religions, 2008-2009

Kerry Kennedy, on Speaking Truth to Power, 2009-2010

Holly Lohuis, on BP’s Oil Spill in the Gulf, 2010-2011

David Gollaher, on Biomedical Ethics and Stem Cell Research, 2010-2011

Kevin R. Johnson, on National Borders and U.S. Immigration Policy, 2010-2011

Daniel Hirsch, on Nuclear Power:  Ethical and Policy Implications, 2011-2012

Kathleen Sharp, on Blood Feud: The Man Who Blew the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever, 2011-2012

Linda Gordon, on Contraception at the Tea Party: The Politics of Women’s Health, 2011-2012

Peter Gleick, on The Science and Ethics of 21st Century Climate and Water Challenges, 2012-2013

Stefan Timmermans, on Saving Babies? The Consequences of Newborn Genetic Screening, 2012-2013

Professor Paul R. Abramson, on Sex Sex, and More Sex: Ensuring Sexual Rights While Preventing Sexual Harm, 2013-2014

Rinaldo S. Brutoco, on Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission, 2013-2014

Peter Barnes, on Fixing Capitalism’s Deepest Flaws, 2014-2015

Anna Lappe, on Ethics at the End of a Fork, 2014-2015

Eric Foner, on Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, 2014-2015

Mark Schapiro, on Carbon Shock: Seeking Equilibrium in the Climate-Disrupted Economy, 2015-2016

Marcy Darnovsky, on Should We Genetically Modify Our Children?, 2015-2016