Inspiration & Co talk with Dr. Garrett Wallace Brown, Dept. Politics
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 18:00 (GMT)
Sheffield, United Kingdom
This is the sixth talk in the Inspiration & Co series from 6th Feb - 13th March. Tickets are free to all University of Sheffield students, University and Students' Union staff, but you must book tickets to reserve your place.
Each Inspiration & Co talk in this the first series will feature one of 12 mind-expanding nominees who received more than 1,000 student votes to be selected.
Designed to share and spread knowledge, insight and passion across the university, Inspiration & Co is a chance to bring students into conversations and disciplines they've never encountered before.
Click 'Book Now' above to reserve your ticket and encourage your friends to come along. Doors open at 6pm, Sheffield Students' Union, Auditorium.
About Dr. Garrett Wallace Brown's talk
Why ‘we’ should care about ‘them’?: The future of cosmopolitan ethics in a
This lecture will argue the idea that we have robust cosmopolitan moral duties to those beyond our borders and suggest reasoning for why cosmopolitanism is not only relevant to contemporary global relations, but why it is also absolutely necessary to effectively respond to global concerns such as climate change, infectious transborder diseases, humanitarian disasters and economic stagnation and risk. In presenting this case, the lecture will defend cosmopolitan ethics from its strongest critics (realism, cultural relativism, pluralism, imperialism) as well as presenting arguments for why it is possible to retain reinvigorated cosmopolitan moral and institutional enthusiasm in a world that is as fragmented as it is equally interconnected.
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Sheffield Jewish Society & University of Sheffield Students' Union
This speaker is brought to you in conjunction with Sheffield Jewish Society, FLASH! Sheffield & Inspiration & Co, Sheffield Student Union and The Holocaust Educational Trust.