Center for Ethics


Center for Ethics

Upcoming Events and Future Programming

Civility and Disobedience

    1. Spring Program:

      Monday, January 19, 2015                              Training for Change 
      10AM-3PM   Seegers 111-112
      Training for Change
      An activism workshop for students, staff and members of the community. Training for Change will provide activist training for groups standing up for social, economic, and environmental justice through strategic nonviolence. 

      Wednesday, March 11, 2015                    
      7:30 PM  Miller Forum, Moyer HallEboo Patel
      Eboo Patel
      Civil Discourse: Promoting Social Change through Interfaith Action
      Eboo Patel is a member of President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships and president of the Interfaith Youth Core. Religious and non-religious identities can serve as a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. In an increasingly pluralistic society, what knowledge base and skill do we need to create these bridges? Patel's answer is interfaith leadership: the ability to voice values, engage diversity, and act on behalf of the common good. Co-sponsored by Chaplain's Office and the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

      Tuesday March 31, 2015                      Amaney Jamal
      7:30 PM Miller Forum, Moyer Hall
      Amaney Jamal
      Princeton University
      Amaney Jamal is Professor of Politics at Princeton University and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice. Her books include Barriers to Democracy, which explores the role of civic associations in promoting democratic effects in the Arab world. Jamal's talk will examine various aspects of civility and disobedience within Palestinian politics.

      Wednesday, April 8, 2015Stephan Said
      Stephan Said
      8:00 PM Empie Theatre
      Free Concert

      Stephan Said is an internationally acclaimed singer/rapper/musician, writer, and organizer known for pioneering what he calls “global pop,” fusing pop, hip-hop, rock, rap, jazz, folk and world dance music in an infectious border breaking sound with ecstatic lyrics of global unity and change. An Iraqi-American, he sings and writes in numerous languages and is known for his role in major social movements across the globe including the Arab Spring and Occupy movement. His anti-war song “The Bell,” with folk legend Pete Seeger, was hailed as the “first major song against the war in Iraq” (The New York Times). His songs have been performed by artists from various genres including Dave Matthews, Beatnick and K-Salaam, Patti Smith, and DJ Spooky.
      Co-sponsored by Student Activities, MAC, and WMUH.

      Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Donna Murch
      7:30 PM  Seegers Event Space
      Donna Murch
      Rutgers University
      Donna Murch is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. Her interests include the urban history of California and New York; Civil Rights, Black Power and postwar social movements; history of policing and prisons; and the political economy of drugs. 

      Civility and Disobedience is directed by Brian Mello, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Christine Sistare, Professor of Philosophy.

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