Harvard Prof. Sandel to lecture at Yonsei
Renowned Harvard University Professor Michael J. Sandel will give a special lecture at Yonsei University’s open-air theater on June 1.
The theme of the lecture is markets and morals, which was the same subject of the opening lecture he gave for his course this semester called “Justice.”
The American political philosopher is well-known for teaching one of the most highly attended courses in Harvard’s history. About 15,000 students have enrolled in the course over the 20 years he has taught it.
His book, “Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?” was a 2010 New York Times best seller. His newest book, “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets,” was published last month.
In 2010 Prof. Sandel gave a justice themed lecture at Kyung Hee University’s Grand Peace Palace in front of 4,500 people.
Some 10,000 people are expected to attend the upcoming lecture at Yonsei. It has been organized by the Yonsei University Business School and co-sponsored by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and Wiseberry publishing company.
Sandel will also visit China and Japan as part of his Northeast Asian lecture tour. Those who would like to attend the lecture can apply for an invitation for free on a first-come, first-served basis at Wiseberry’s blog (blog.naver.com/wise_berry).