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What's the Right Thing to Do?

  • 4 Yawkey Way Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)

A master class at Fenway Park with Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel.

Should we try to live forever? Make machines that can outthink us? Create perfect kids? Trade our privacy for convenience? Buy our way to the head of the line?

HUBweek invites you to an unprecedented civic event, led by one of the world’s leading political philosophers, in an iconic Boston setting: Fenway Park.

Harvard’s Michael Sandel has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” a “rockstar moralist,” (Newsweek) and “currently the most popular professor in the world.” (Die Zeit) His legendary course “Justice” is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on television. It has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, and inspired public debate about the big moral and civic questions of our time.

Sandel’s lecture tours have taken him across five continents and packed venues such as St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), and an outdoor stadium in Seoul (S. Korea), where 14,000 people came to hear him speak.

Join us as Sandel leads an all-star panel of authors, artists, entertainers, and other well-known public figures in a lively discussion—with audience participation—about some hard ethical questions and the meaning of citizenship today.

Stay tuned this summer as panelists are announced and tickets go on sale.

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