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Why not tax bodies?


Guest Speaker, Professor Sean Aas (Georgetown) Rich people have more money than they need; poor people less. It is easy to think this is why the state can take money from the rich, and give it to the poor. However, as Cecile Fabre points out, this ‘Robin Hood’ theory of taxation has surprising consequences. Many…
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Workshop: Sanctuary, Well-Being, and the Impact of DACA: Philosophical Perspectives on Sanctuary Cities


Workshop Participants: -Patti Tamara Lenard, Associate Professor of Ethics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa -José Jorge Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Lowell -Serena Parekh, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University -Adam Hosein, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northeastern University -Matthew Noah Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy,…
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Are Sanctuary Policies Morally Justified?


Public Lecture by Dr. Shelley Wilcox, Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. This talk explores the moral issues associated with local sanctuary policies. I examine three arguments in favor of sanctuary policies—the public safety, civil disobedience, and collective resistance arguments—and I defend the latter. In doing so, I address several important issues that…
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Ethics Bowl at Marist College


On Saturday, November 11, Prof. Ben Yelle will be traveling to Marist College with 10 Northeastern students to compete in the Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl, an event occurring under the auspices of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Building on the longstanding involvement of Professor of Management Joanne Gavin in AAPE competitions, the event…
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Re-Envisioning Property


Presented by Peter Lindsey Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Georgia State University In our commonplace understanding of property, the “right to exclude” is seen as its central and defining feature: to own is to exclude. This paper examines the cost, to conceptual and normative clarity, of this understanding. First, I argue that the…
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Prof. Bucar’s Book Event


Harvard Book Store welcomes Northeastern University professor ELIZABETH BUCAR for a discussion of her latest book, Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress.