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Symposium on The Ethics of University Governance

November 17 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Hariri building, room 340.

Agenda at a Glance

8:15 – 8:30 am – | Welcome
John Hasnas, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

8:30 – 10:00 am | Panel I – Duties
Moderator: John Hasnas, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Andrew Morriss, Law, Texas A&M University: What If Universities Had Actual Trustees?
Joseph Yockey, Law, University of Iowa College of Law: Calibrating Autonomy and Oversight in Public University Boards
Sigal Ben-Porath, Political Science and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania: University Governance: The Ethics of Serving Two Masters

10:15 – 11:45 am | Panel II – Proposals for Institutional Reform

David Schmidtz, Philosophy, West Virginia University: University Governance as a Principal- Agent Problem

Emily Chamlee-Wright, Economics, Institute for Humane Studies: Fair-Weather Friends Are No Friends to Good Governance
Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Politics, Whitman College: On the Impossibility of Free Inquiry within the American Academy

12:00 – 1:15 pm | Lunch Recess

1:30 – 3:00 pm | Panel III – The Bounds of Open Inquiry

Heidi Hurd & Michael Moore, Law & Philosophy, University of Illinois College of Law & Tim Lougheed, Independent: Permissible Responses to Blameworthy Speech: Must Educators Respect a Liberal Theory of Tolerance, or May They Be Perfectionist in Their Goals?
Harry Brighouse, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Civic Education, Political Bias Speech in the College Classroom
Alexandra Oprea, Political Science, University of Buffalo & Alexandru Marcoci, Cambridge University: How Should Colleges Select Students? Justice, Toleration, and University Admissions

3:15 – 4:45 pm | Panel IV- The Ethics of the Organization

Victor Muniz-Fraticelli, Law and Political Science, McGill University: The Practice of
Collegial Governance, or Rule by Collegium

Hollis Robbins, Dean of Humanities, University of Utah: The Ethical Delivery of a Curriculum
John Hasnas, Philosophy and Law, Georgetown University: The Terrible Irony of Teaching Business Ethics in the Modern University

4:45 – 5:00 pm | Closing remarks
John Hasnas
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

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