Dr. Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, an appointment across the The University of Chicago’s philosophy department and Law School, will deliver the 2018 commencement address at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
“Dr. Nussbaum is a scholar whose writings about the good of humanity, morality, and citizenship are powerful examples for our students as they embark on their next stage of life,” said Laura Sparks, president of The Cooper Union. “Our current political landscape has been fraught, leading to unprecedented calls for social action and change. Dr. Nussbaum’s ethical look at the roles of anger and forgiveness in politics and her ideas for anger’s productive uses through thoughtful protest, social action, and healthy debate are important messages for everyone.”
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