Distinguished Speakers Program 2009: Professor Peter Singer, Princeton University
13 July 2009
|Professor Peter Singer|
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Professor Peter Singer, Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
Ethics and World Poverty
What are the obligations of the affluent towards those living in extreme poverty? How demanding are our moral obligations to give aid? Does aid work?
The lecture will seek to answer these questions, and address objections to the answers given.
About the speaker
Peter Singer has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash University, as well as holding several visiting appointments. He has been Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University since 1999, and since 2005 has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Singer first became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation, and has since authored and co-authored many works that have appeared in more than 20 languages. He was the founding President of the International Association of Bioethics, and founding co-editor of the journal Bioethics.
Outside academic life, he is the co-founder and president of The Great Ape Project, an international effort to obtain basic rights for chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans. He is also President of Animal Rights International.
This event is part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2009. Click here for more details.
Time: 5.30-6.00 registration & refreshments, 6.00-7.30pm lecture
Cost: Free but registration is essential
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