Spanish ethics expert to deliver Goulet Lecture

Author: Kathleen Joyce


Author and scholar Adela Cortina will speak on the ethics of development and recognize the career achievements of University of Notre Dame economist Denis Goulet at 5 p.m. April 14 (Thursday) in the auditorium of the UniversitysHesburghCenterfor International Studies.

Cortina will put forward a model of development ethics in a talk titledDevelopment Ethics:A Roadto Peace.

A professor in the Department of Ethics and Political Philosophy atUniversityofValenciainSpain, Cortina is known for her scholarship in the areas of discourse ethics, applied ethics, theory of democracy, theories of citizenship, business ethics, and human rights.Her recent books includePor Una Etica del Consumo (For an Ethics of Consumption),Razon Publica y Eticas Aplicadas (Public Reason and Applied Ethics),andConstruir Confianza (Building Confidence).

Goulet, the ONeill Professor Emeritus in Education for Justice in the Department of Economics, is a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of development ethics.He is the author of more than 165 articles and monographs and 11 books, includingDevelopment Ethics:A Guide to Theory and Practice,The Cruel Choice,andA New Moral Order.

Goulet is a faculty fellow in both the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame.The institutes announced their co-sponsorship of the lecture in Goulets honor when he retired last year.

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