Gilliam Center Speakers Series Presents: Jennifer Baker
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall G005
"Visible Hands: Virtue in the Market"
Jennifer Baker is a graduate of Brown University (B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, 1995) and the University of Arizona (Ph.D., 2003). Her research is on virtue ethics, and she looks to ancient ethical theories as positive examples of how ethics ought to be done today. She teaches courses on ethical and political theory, environmental ethics and philosophy, business ethics, bioethics, and American philosophy.
Gilliam Center Speakers Series Presents: Russell Roberts
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. | Zane Showker Hall G005
"How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness."
Russell Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Along with his weekly podcast EconTalk–hour-long conversations with authors, economists, and business leaders, Roberts is the author of several highly rated books teaching economic lessons and ideas through fiction. His latest book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness, takes the lessons from Adam Smith’s little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and applies them to modern life.
A three-time teacher of the year, Roberts has taught at George Mason University, Washington University in St. Louis (where he was the founding director of what is now the Center for Experiential Learning), the University of Rochester, Stanford University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.