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The Ethics Club and the Martin Marty Center present Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University: “The Examined Philosophy of Cornel West.” The event will focus on how we can draw upon West's work to respond productively to today's political and moral climate.
Prof. Lucy Pick contributed this op-ed to the Washington Post on the attention surrounding Kim Yo Jong at the Olympic games, and the underappreciated influence that sisters often have in autocratic families.
Sumner B. Twiss, Distinguished Professor of Human Rights, Ethics, and Religion at Florida State University, will lecture on  “On the Legacy of Christian Ethics in Comparative Religious Ethics: Some Personal Reflections.” 
Daniel A. Arnold on the Buddhist themes behind the classic American movie Groundhog Day
Valerie J. Hoffman, Professor and Head, Department of Religion at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present the Winter Dean’s Seminar in the Craft of Teaching: "Teaching Islam in Secular Academia: Challenges and Controversies."
Dean Laurie Zoloth, a member of the US National Institutes of Health advisory committee on gene technologies, comments in The Wall Street Journal on use of the Crispr tool in China.    
Prof. Lucy K. Pick has been elected to serve as a member of the Council of the Medieval Academy of America. The Council serves as the governing board of the Academy, the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies.
Across the University seventeen faculty members recently received named professorships or were appointed distinguished service professors, including our own Dwight N. Hopkins and James T. Robinson. 
Dean of Students Josh Feigelson, and his "Ask Big Questions" initiative, profiled in O Magazine's January issue. 
The papers of Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013), the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the Divinity School, Political Science, and the Committee on International Relations, are now open to researchers.

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