Michael Sandel Speaks at Trinity on March 21

Michael Sandel Speaks at Trinity on March 21

On Tuesday, March 21, best-selling author and political philosopher Michael Sandel will speak at Trinity Cathedral on “The Lost Art of Democratic Argument: What’s Become of Civility?”  Dr. Sandel’s presentation will give insights into the questions: “Why Is Politics Today So Bitter and Partisan?” and What Can We Do About It?”  and “Does Religion Belong in Politics?”  This event begins at noon and is free and open to the public.

One of Foreign Policy‘s Top 100 Global Thinkers, Dr. Sandel has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” “a rock-star moralist” (Newsweek), and “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world.” (New Republic).  Sandel’s course Justice — Harvard’s first to be made freely available online and on public television — has enrolled over 15,000 students and has been viewed by millions around the world. Dr. Sandel is the author of several New York Times best-selling books, including Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? and What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.

Dr. Sandel comes to Trinity as part of a national speakers’ series titled A Future That Belongs to Us All, in celebration of Trinity’s 200th anniversary. The series is presented by Trinity Cathedral in partnership with Cleveland State University. Major support has been provided by the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, Key Private Bank, and Trinity Wall Street. Media sponsors are The City Club of Cleveland, 90.3 WCPN ideastream® and Cleveland Magazine.

Praise for Michael Sandel:

“Michael Sandel is a philosopher with the global profile of a rock star. He’s a Harvard professor who doesn’t just lecture in halls, but in stadiums.” — Tim Franks, BBC News HARDtalk

“Dr. Sandel’s lecture on the role of ethics and civility in a market-driven society was incredibly dynamic and compelling, and I know our students truly enjoyed participating in such an engaging event.”
George Washington University

Doors open at 11 a.m. Limited free parking is available in the surface lot on Prospect Ave. east of East 22nd St.