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Tuesday, May 5

4:00 (film screening) 6:00 (discussion)

Silsby Hall, Room 28

Inequality for All

2014–2015 Ethics Institute Sponsored, Co-Sponsored, or Affiliate Events Calendar

Please contact the Ethics Institute via–email or 603-646-1263 for more information about any of these events.



27  • Yes Men Master Class at noon in 108 Visual Arts CenterIgor Vamos

Igor Vamos of The Yes Men will present a Master Class about his career as an activist artist on Monday, April 27 at noon in 108 Visual Arts Center. The Yes Men are a culture jamming activist duo and network of supporters created by Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos. Through actions of tactical media, The Yes Men primarily aim to raise awareness about what they consider problematic social issues. Pizza lunch provided. Contact to sign up.  Space is limited. Sponsored by Film and Media Studies. Cosponsored by Department of Music, Department of Studio Art , Department of Theater, and the Ethics Institute.



30 • Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2015:Win a Trip to New York City. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its third Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial. The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online Global Ethics Network, a social media platform for people across the world who are committed to exploring the role of ethics in international affairs through joint projects, ongoing dialogues, and the creation of collaborative multimedia resources. Learn more>>

Deadline: April 30, 2015


5 • 4:00 Film Screening "Inequality for All" by Robert Reich, Location: Silsby Hall

More information>>

Discussion guide materials:

"We make the rules of the economy – and we have the power to change those rules." – Robert Reich '68We need to approach the problem of widening income inequality from 6 different directions. Raise the minimum wage, strengthen workers’ voices, invest in education, reform Wall Street, fix the tax system, and get big money out of politics. The trick is to understand how they all fit together while choosing manageable actions that make sense to who you are. We may not be able to do everything at once but think of each action you take as an incremental step towards the structural change our economy needs. _Robert Reich

5 • 6:00 Income Inequality Discussion with Richard Parker '68, Harvard Kennedy School and Ron Suskind a Pulitzer PrizeRon Suskind winning journalist and best-selling authorLocation: Silsby Hall   

  Richard Parker






Sponsored by the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College. Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, The William Jewett Tucker Foundation, and the Center for Business and Society at Tuck School of Business.

7 • 7:00 Film Screening Highway of Tears  A documentary looking into the missing and murdered women along a 724 kilometer stretch of highway in northern British Columbia.  Location: Carpenter 013 Sponsored by Film and Media Studies, Native American Studies, and the Ethics Institute.

30 • 9—5 "Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in the Work of Nancy Frankenberry and Ronald M. Green: A Symposium Celebrating Their Retirement" Sponsored by: Religion Department, cosponsored by the Ethics Institute. Learn more>>

29—30 • May 29 (2-5:30) May 30 (10—5) Workshop on Ethics and Practical Reason  Sponsored by: Philosophy Department and cosponsored by the Ethics Institute. Learn more>>


3 • 9-10 Pediatric Ethics Conference Pediatric Grand Rounds: Robert Macauley MD Location: DHMC, Auditorium E  Noon Conference:12-1 pm Location: DHMC, Auditorium A, Resident Case Presentation

Robert Macauley MD Medical Director of Clinical Ethics at University of Vermont

Dr. Macaulay is a Board Certified Pediatrician, Medical Ethicist, and Episcopal Priest. He received his medical degree from Yale in 1995 and then completed a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in 1998. Prior to coming to UVM in 2002, he worked as a pediatric hospitalist in Stamford, Connecticut, as well as Director of Pediatrics at Kuluva Hospital in Uganda. His specialties include clinical ethics, palliative medicine and pediatric pain medicine.

Sponsored by the DHMC Bioethics Education Subcommittee, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College. Learn more>>

14 • Commencement


1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 6:00—8:00 Ethics Institute Film Series, Location:  Haldeman 41 (More information to follow)


5, 12 • 6:00—8:00 Ethics Institute Film Series, Location:  Haldeman 41 (More information to follow)

SeptemberAkhil Reed Amar

18 • 4:30—6 The Roger S. Aaron ’64 TU’65 Distinguished Lecture on Ethics in Law and Business, Constitution Day Speaker Akhil Reed Amar.  Akhil is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He is the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First PrinciplesThe Bill of Rights: Creation and ReconstructionAmerica’s Constitution: A Biography, and most recently, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By. Location: Haldeman 41. Sponsored by the Ethics Institute


TBD • 4:30—6 Ethical Issues in the Banking Crisis of 2008  A financial crisis panel discussion of the events and analysis of the ethical lapses that occurred in the lead-up to the 2008 crisis. (Hank Paulson '68).

 In September 2008 the world’s financial system seemed to be in imminent danger of collapse; the rush to repair the damage and shore up the system for the future was handled by a variety of extremely capable people. But foremost among the group were a dedicated number of Dartmouth alumnae who worked tirelessly to control the chaos in the financial sector. This panel will serve as a “Fred Friendly” style seminar that will include the key players in this historical event: Henry Paulson (1968), John (Hans) Morris (1980), John Mahoney (1980), and Ken Wilson (1969). The panel will provide an overview of the events as well as analysis of the ethical lapses that occurred in the lead-up to the crisis. Professor Matt Slaughter (Tuck, Associate Dean) will serve as interviewer, and Aine Donovan will serve as convener.

Location: Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts. Learn more>>

Last Updated: 4/21/15