Topics for the next three sessions of the Ethics Table Brown Bag Lunches have been determined, thanks in part to Connor Wolfe, a junior who asked at the Sept. 14 meeting, “Can we address the question of how students can be happy at school?”
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (stop by at any time) in the Cleveland Room of Thwing Center, the Ethics Table group will discuss the question: Can we have a right to happiness? This session picks up on the interests in the political cycle of this year and in the conflict of individual vs. collective rights. Michael Householder, associate director of the SAGES program, and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics, will lead this discussion, starting with the Declaration of Independence. Coffee and baklava will be provided, but individuals are welcome to bring their own lunches.
The next session, on Oct. 12, will be “How to be happy at school: growing up,” and later in October, Householder will show his course on happiness as part of the series highlighting courses with ethical content around campus.