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The Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics sponsors two lecture series each year. The Castle Lectures were endowed by Mr. John K. Castle. They honor his ancestor the Reverend James Pierpont, one of Yale’s original founders. Given by established public figures, Castle Lectures are intended to promote reflection on the moral foundations of society and government and to enhance understanding of ethical issues facing individuals in our complex modern society.

The Robert Litowitz Trust endowment supports an annual Robert Litowitz Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy. The Litowitz lecturer is a major intellectual figure who examines the role of religious perspectives on major issues of ethics and public policy.

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The Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics sponsors two lecture series each year. The Castle Lectures were endowed by Mr. John K. Castle. They honor his ancestor the Reverend James Pierpont, one of Yale’s original founders. Given by established public figures, Castle Lectures are intended to promote reflection on the moral foundations of society and government and to enhance understanding of ethical issues facing individuals in our complex modern society.

The Robert Litowitz Trust endowment supports an annual Robert Litowitz Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy. The Litowitz lecturer is a major intellectual figure who examines the role of religious perspectives on major issues of ethics and public policy.

    Nonintervention and Intervention: The Use of Force Across Borders

    Nonintervention and Intervention: The Use of Force Across Borders

    Michael W. Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science at Columbia University, gave three public lectures where he examined the legal and ethical arguments supporting nonintervention, engaging in a dialogue with John Stuart Mill’s famous remarks on the subject. This is the first lecture of a three-part series.

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    Disregarding Nonintervention: National Liberation and Imperial Paternalism

    Disregarding Nonintervention: National Liberation and Imperial Paternalism

    Michael W. Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science at Columbia University, gave three public lectures where he examined the legal and ethical arguments supporting nonintervention, engaging in a dialogue with John Stuart Mill’s famous remarks on the subject. This is the third lecture of a three-part series.

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    Overriding Nonintervention: National Security and Humanitarian Concern

    Overriding Nonintervention: National Security and Humanitarian Concern

    Michael W. Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law and Political Science at Columbia University, gave three public lectures where he examined the legal and ethical arguments supporting nonintervention, engaging in a dialogue with John Stuart Mill’s famous remarks on the subject. This is the second lecture of a three-part series.

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    Machiavelli's Mistake

    Machiavelli's Mistake

    Samuel Bowles, Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and Professor of Economics at the University of Siena, gave three public lectures where he presented evidence that explicit incentives and constraints often diminish ethical motivations. This is the third lecture of a three-part series.

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    Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

    Moral Sentiments and Material Interests

    Samuel Bowles, Research Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and Professor of Economics at the University of Siena, gave three public lectures presenting evidence that explicit incentives and constraints often diminish ethical motivations. This is the first lecture of a three-part series.

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    Islam and the Secular State

    Islam and the Secular State

    Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law presented the 2010 Robert Litowitz Lecture for the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics. Professor An-Na’im presented and defended a framework for the constant theoretical and political contestation of the relationship between Islam, the state, politics and society.

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