Research/External Support

CELS Lecture Series Raises Questions of Ethics and Philosophy

The 2017 Center for Ethics, Law and Society (CELS) lecture series brings intriguing celslogophilosophical questions surrounding robots, electioneering, food, law and more to Sonoma State University. The series features speakers from the North Bay and beyond, with an eye toward both local and global effects. Lectures are held on Tuesdays, 12:05-12:55 p.m., in Stevenson 1002. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on campus.


February 14
The Robotic Mirror: Finding Humanity in Machine Values
Shannon Vallor, Santa Clara University, Philosophy
February 21
Inequality in Film: On Screen and Behind the Camera
Stacy Smith, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
February 28
Killer Robots and Democratic Wars
Christopher Kutz, UC Berkeley Law
March 7
The Next Phase in Immigration Law and Policy
Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney, Immigration Legal Resource Center
March 21
How Do Blind People Understand Race, and What Can They Tell Us About Colorblindness?
Osagie Obasogie, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
April 4
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Sonoma County
Jen Lewis, Special Projects Director, Sonoma County Department of Health Services
April 11
Electioneering vs. Governing: The Challenges of a Trump Presidency After the First 100 Days
David McCuan, SSU, Political Science
April 18
Making a Difference: The Future of Non-Profit Work (Panel)
Karin Demarest, Vice President for Programs, Community Foundation Sonoma County; Paul Fordham, Deputy Executive DIrector, Homeward Bound of Marin; Matt Martin, CEO, Social Advocates for Youth
April 25
The Rise of the Good Food Movement
Naomi Starkman, Civil Eats
May 2
Law, Order, and Algorithms: Criminal Justice in the Age of Big Data
Sharad Goel, Stanford University, Engineering