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Sonoma State University’s Center of Ethics Law, and Society Forum addresses moral and legal issues that arise in the ever-modernizing world. This year’s forum features lectures that answer questions from topics like free speech and immigration enforcement in the new political climate, the job insecurity of taxi drivers in an Uber world, to the vast change in the earth’s oceans.The lectures conclude with the presentations from the winners of the Warren Court Prize, an essay contest for students on matters of Ethics, Justice, or Constitutional Law winner on Nov. 28. Student essay submissions can start being turned in on Sept. 29 with the deadline for the contest ending on Oct. 24.
All lectures are on Tuesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Stevenson 1002. This series of events is produced with the generous support of SSU Instructionally Related Activities. For more information call (707) 664-3280 or visit the CELS website. Each event is free and open to the public, parking is $5-$8 on campus.
Fall 2017 CELS Lecture Schedule
Aug. 29
Our Changing Oceans
Jennifer Stock, NOAA, Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary

Sept. 12
Values and Fear in the Age of Trump Immigration Enforcement
Bill Hing, University of San Francisco School of Law

Sept. 19
Can Racial Inequality Be Fixed by Seeing Race as Fluid?
Aliya Saperstein, Stanford University, Sociology

Sept. 26
Free Speech in the Trump Era
Karl Olson, Cannata, O’Toole, Fickes and Almazan, LLP

Oct. 3
American Amnesia: How the Revolt against Government Endangers our Prosperity
Paul Pierson, UC Berkeley, Political Science

Oct. 17
Driven to Precarity: Workers in a Taxi to Uber Economy
Veena Dubal, UC Hastings College of Law

Oct. 24
Trust, Anger, Resentment: On Blame and its Assessment
R. Jay Wallace, UC Berkeley, Philosophy

Oct. 31
The Future of Cybersecurity
Betsy Cooper, UC Berkeley, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Nov. 7
The Baumgardt Memorial Lecture I: What Can We Be Grateful For?
Joshua Glasgow, SSU, Philosophy

Nov. 14
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