Seminars & Lectures

The Applied Ethics Institute

Welcome to the Colloquium Series page at the Applied Ethics Institute.

The Institute hosts a public lecture series that began in February 2013.

This page provides an updated listing of the public seminars and lectures being hosted at the Institute.  All members of the college community and public are encouraged to participate.

Information, abstracts, the videos of the lectures (where available) can be accessed by clicking on the relevant title below.


April 11 - Alexandra Plakias, Hamilton College


February 28 - Lisa Guenther, Queen's University

"The Living Death of Solitary Confinement and the Power of Collective Resistance"


November 29 - Jason Kawall, Colgate University

"Policy, Ethics, and the Environment: The Place of Character"

October 4 - C. Tabor Fisher, Le Moyne College

"Can We Talk?"

April 5 - Michael Kocsis, Queen's University


February 23 - Katherine A. Wayne, University of Ottawa

"Wasting Meat and Wasting Animals: What is Lost in Food Loss Discourse?"


October 6 - Jacqueline Davies, Queen's University

"Subjects and Objects of Exploitation: Social Justice and Prostitution Law Reform"

April 21 - Screening - Michael Moore

"Where to Invade Next"

February 18 - Jason Millar, Carleton University

"How to Relinquish Moral Control to Robots and Feel Good About It"


November 12 - Claudio Lopez-Guerra, CIDE & Princeton University

"Equal Subjects: Why Rulers Should Cast in Their Lot with the Ruled"

February 26 - Yolonda Y. Wilson, Howard University

"Second-Order Discrimination and Implicit Bias"


December 4 - Screening - Gerard R. Francis

"No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka"

May 8 - Udo Schüklenk, Queen's University

"Why Legalizing Assisted Dying is a Good Idea"

March 6 - Adele Mercier, Queen's University

"Same-sex Marriage: Why it is a Requirement of Reasoning in a Secular Democracy"


December 5 - Timothy Hall, Oberlin College & Jack Weinstein, University of North Dakota

"In The Crosshairs: Private Gun Ownership"

October 17 - Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University

"Guns, Crime, and Self-Defense"

April 11
- Craig Duncan, Ithaca College

"No 'Internal Exiles': Human Dignity and Fair Equality of Opportunity"

February 28 - Randall Dipert, SUNY Buffalo

"The Ethics of War and the Ethics of Cyberwar"

Public lectures delivered at The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College can be accessed at:



The Applied Ethics Institute
Utica College

(315) 792-3759
(315) 792-3831 (Fax)
(315) 792-3006
1600 Burrstone Road | Utica, NY 13502