Ethics and Earth Day
Finding Environmental Justice in a Complex World
... next in the Moonlighting Discourse Series
Friday, April 22, 2016
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of the internationally acclaimed Barefoot College in India. He was featured in the “2010 Time 100” list of influential personalities for his work in educating illiterate and semi-literate rural Indians. He was also listed in 2008 on The Guardian’s list of “50 people who could save the planet.” His development of the only college built by and for the rural poor has transformed the lives of more than 3 million rural people across 75 countries in the developing world. The “solutions” he espouses center on solar energy, water, education, connectivity, health care, handicrafts and the empowerment of women.
Meagan Fallone is CEO of Barefoot College International. She joined Barefoot College in 2011. She has guided expansion of Barefoot College to more than 68 countries. She manages international operations, strategic planning and development for the College and speaks regularly on the power of women as agents of sustainable change and poverty reduction.
Samuel Gorovitz is a professor of philosophy at Syracuse University and a leader in the development of medical ethics. Gorovitz is the former dean of the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to his work in the field of medical ethics, he has published extensively on other topics in philosophy and public policy. His advice on college governance and on health policy has been widely sought, and he has given more than 200 invited lectures in many countries on five continents.
"Moonlighting" is a series of informal discussions, debates and interviews hosted by Dr. Quentin Wheeler, president of ESF.
For centuries, the university has been the place where freedom of speech and thought are cherished, but also where ideas and assertions are freely challenged through open, respectful discourse that knows no disciplinary boundaries. Moonlighting is intended to foster such discourse and create an enjoyable, intellectually stimulating evening.
Moonlighting is held 7 to 9 p.m. on announced dates on the ESF campus. The location varies to suit the size of the audience but the original name, chosen because the conversation was an after-hours event held in Moon Library, has stuck.