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CEHV Distinguished Lecture in Ethics

CEHV's Distinguished Lecture in Ethics series brings to campus thinkers who have been influential outside of the academy in addition to having made groundbreaking contributions to ethics or political philosophy. 


Past Distinguished Lectures

Tommie Shelby (January 2024)

"How Racial Stereotypes Wrong: A Political Ethics of Belief"




Michele Moody-Adams (November 2022)

"Controlling the Narrative: Meaning, Value and Power in Public Life"

Miranda Fricker (March 2022)

"How is Forgiveness Always a Gift?"

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Andrew Light (November 2020)

"Creating, Preserving, and Reengaging the Paris Agreement on Climate Change"

The 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Ethics was co-hosted by Ohio State's School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).


Danielle Allen (September 2019)

"The Meaning of America: Laying a New Foundation for Commitment to American Democracy and One Another"

Allen's talk was coordinated with the 2019-2020 COMPAS program on "What is America?"




Elizabeth Anderson (September 2018)

"The Great Reversal: How Neoliberalism Turned the Economic Aspirations of Liberalism Upside Down"

Anderson's visit to Ohio State for this lecture was featured in the New Yorker magazine.


Jan-Werner Müller (April 2018)

"What is Populism? -- Politics in the Age of Trump"



Amartya Sen (April 2017)

"What's Wrong with Inequality?"

Sen's talk has been viewed more than 17,000 times on YouTube. An excellent summary of the event is available from Ohio State's student newspaper, The Lantern.