For Immediate Release
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March 4, 2013 – Ethics scholar Dr. Richard Miller will discuss “After the American Century: The Moral Challenge of China’s Rise,” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at King’s College in the Walsh Room, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets.
Miller will discuss whether the goal of preserving American pre-eminence in power is morally defensible. He argues that, in view of China’s economic ascent, a citizen of the United States ought to advocate a “graceful decline in American power.” The goal is not to cede preeminence to China, but to prepare the way for an international order based on willing cooperation.
Miller is the Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor in Ethics and Public Life and director of the program on Ethics and Public Life in the Department of Philosophy at Cornell University. His research focuses on social and political philosophy and ethics, and includes academic journal writings on the ethics of war, moral problems of globalization and global climate change, and the moral implications of American power.
Miller came to Cornell in 1975, after teaching at M.I.T. He received his doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and the Public Policy Institute at King’s. For more information, contact Dr. Bernard Prusak, director, McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, at 208-5900, ext. 5689 or e-mail BernardPrusak@kings.edu.
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Dr. Richard Miller