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18:00 - 20:00 7 October 2010

The Moral Limits of Markets


Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
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Speaker information

Michael Sandel, Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University, Michael Sandel has taught political philosophy at Harvard Department of Government since 1980. He is the author of Liberalism and the Limits of Justice (Cambridge University Press 1982, 2nd edition 1998), Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy (Harvard University Press 1996), Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics (Harvard University Press 2005) and The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering (Harvard University Press 2007). His writings also appear in general publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The New York Times. Sandel’s undergraduate course, "Justice," has enrolled over 14,000 students and in 2008 Sandel was recognized by the American Political Science Association for a career of excellence in teaching. Sandel served on the President's Council on Bioethics; a national body appointed by the US President to examine the ethical implications of new biomedical technologies.
Richard Alderman, Director, UK Serious Fraud Office, Richard Alderman has been the Director of the Serious Fraud Office since April 2008. Before joining the SFO he was Director of National Teams and Special Civil Investigations in HM Revenue and Customs. As Director of the Revenue's Special Compliance Office from 2003 to 2005, he was responsible for all of the criminal investigations carried out by the Inland Revenue. Before becoming Director of the Special Compliance Office, Richard had been the senior lawyer in the Revenue's Solicitor's Office where he was responsible for the conduct of criminal prosecutions. In 2002, Richard was invited by the Attorney General and the Treasury Solicitor to work with the Home Office to set up the Assets Recovery Agency and subsequently became its first Legal Director. Richard is an alumnus of the UCL Faculty of Laws, and a barrister.

The UCL Centre for Ethics & Law is proud to welcome Michael Sandel, Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University to give their annual lecture. Michael will be introduced by Richard Alderman, Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office. The lecture will be followed by an informal drinks reception.

The UCL Centre for Ethics & Law was established in 2009 to reflect the growing need for enhanced collaboration between academics, practising lawyers and industry, given the fast changing and increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the global issues lying at the intersection between ethics and regulatory compliance. The work of the Centre is resolutely multi-disciplinary and practice-oriented, focusing on a number of current themes including the professional ethics of in-house and external legal counsel, ethics of risk, anti-corruption, global business and human rights, and distributive justice.


Joe Gould
+44 (0)20 7679 4556 | joe.gould@ucl.ac.uk


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