Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series begins Sept. 26

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Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series begins Sept. 26

Four free, open-to-the-public presentations in the fall 2012 Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series will range across such topics as same sex marriage and war and peace.

The series hosted by Fresno State’s Ethics Center begins 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Alice Peters Auditorium in the Peters Business Building will a discussion of “Social Science and the Same Sex Marriage Debate.” Dr. Darren Sherkat, professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University, will lead the discussion.

The other programs:

  • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4, the film “Body of War” will be screened at the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center. A discussion afterward will be led by Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, professor emeritus of social work education and founder of the Fresno State Peace Garden. He will be joined by members of local peace and veterans groups and Fresno State students.
  • 3-4 p.m. Oct. 12, Dr. James Sterba, a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss “From Rationality to (Substantial) Equality” at the Alice Peters Auditorium.
  • 3-4 p.m. Nov. 28, the series concludes with an examination of “Imagining Gender: Sex Difference Research in Evolutionary Psychology,” led by Dr. Letitia Meynell, an associate professor of philosophy at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. The lecture will be in the Alice Peters Auditorium.

For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Fiala at afiala@csufresno.edu.

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