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A Silver Celebration


Join us during A Silver Celebration of our 25th anniversary.

Enjoy a series of free events:

Rosenberg Dialogue Series: Public-Private Partnerships in an Age of Austerity

Saturday, March 30
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room
R.S.V.P.

The Rosenberg Dialogue Series explores opportunities for the private sector to work in partnership with the public and nonprofit (NGO) sectors to create a vibrant and economically strong society. This dialogue delves into how federalism and intergovernmental relations influence the type and extent of such partnerships.

Panelists:
John Callahan, executive in residence and program director, UB College of Public Affairs, School of Health and Human Services
John Willis, executive in residence, UB College of Public Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs

Moderator:
Alan Lyles, Henry A Rosenberg Chair for Public, Private and Nonprofit Partnerships

A lunch, hosted by the Hoffberger Center, will follow.


Ethics Week: April 8-10

Monday, April 8

Science and Modern War: Ethical Dimensions of the Manhattan Project?
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
UB Student Center
Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room

This session explores the ways that certain Manhattan Project scientists came to terms with the knowledge that their research and expertise contributed to the development of the most terrible weapon in history.

Speaker:
Eric Singer , assistant professor, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies

Where Muhammad Went Right and Where Muslims Went Wrong
12:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room

Speaker:
Faheem Younus, associate professor of infectious diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine; regular contributor to the Huffington Post

This session debunks the misconceptions around Shariah law, misguided punishments for apostasy, blasphemy and freedom of expression and more.

Tuesday, April 9

Ethics and Law
2-3:30 p.m.
William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center
M. Scot Kaufman Auditorium

Speaker:
Ron Weich, dean, UB School of Law

This session discusses the unique ethical issues confronting lawyers for government agencies. Lawyers have an ethical duty to their clients, but who is the "client" of a government lawyer? The head of the agency? The elected official who appointed the head of the agency? The lawyer's own sense of the public interest? Drawing on his experiences as a prosecutor, a lawyer for several U.S. senators and a political appointee in the Obama administration, Weich explains why there are no easy answers to these questions.

Wal-Mart: The Moral Cost of being Cheap?
5:30.-7 p.m.
William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center
M. Scot Kaufman Auditorium

Speakers:
Betsy Nix , assistant professor, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies
C. Richard Swaim , associate professor, College of Public Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs

Enjoy a viewing of the short film Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, then participate in an audience discussion of whether or not we have a moral obligation to boycott Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, April 10

Rwanda and the Moral Obligation of Humanitarian Intervention
5:30-7p.m.
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room

Speaker:
Josh Kassner , assistant professor, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies

In 1994, nearly a million men, women and children were slaughtered because of their ethnicity. The tragedy of the Rwandan genocide has caused many to question the international community's choice not to intervene. Kassner uses the Rwandan genocide as a means of discussing international morality and the role of morality in international relations.

Health Care for the Homeless
12:30-1:50 p.m.
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
Venable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room

Speaker:
Kevin Lindamood, president and CEO, Health Care for the Homeless

Maryland's Health Care for the Homeless works to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families in our community. Lindamood discusses how all homelessness is economic—the newly homeless and the chronically. They both need the exact same things: housing and the services necessary to stay there.