Harvard University Professor and author of Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do? Michael Sandel challenges audiences to examine the moral and ethical assumptions underlying the most hotly debated political and social issues. Sandel’s wildly popular course, "Justice," has enrolled over 15,000 students and was the very first that Harvard made freely available online and on public television. In his New York Times bestseller, Justice, Sandel inspects the meaning of justice related to a range of topics, from government bailouts to immigration reform, taking readers on a journey of moral and political reflection "to figure out what they think and why."
In his latest bestseller, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, Sandel rethinks the role that markets should play in a democratic society and people’s lives. Foreign Policy magazine named it one of the "20 must-read books of 2012."
The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard, Sandel has taught political philosophy for over 30 years. A recipient of the Harvard-Radcliffe Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize, Sandel was recognized by the American Political Science Association for a career of excellence in teaching. He has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Oxford, and delivered the BBC Reith Lectures, broadcasted worldwide.
Sponsored by the UM-Flint Department of Political Science
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Harding Mott University Center Michigan Rooms
Booksigning immediately follows
The Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will have copies of Dr. Sandel’s books for sale before and after the event.