Start date and time: February 03 2020, 12:00 pm
End date and time: February 03 2020, 1:00 pm
2020 BENTON LECTURE SERIES
Theme: Community Building and Equity
What is the Role of Ethics in a Post-Truth World?: The role of truth in society has been problematic at least since Pilate asked Jesus: What is truth? But in today’s political world truth has slouched to being whatever the speaker wants it to be. How can we run our Courts? Witnesses there are sworn to tell the truth and can be punished for deliberate falsehood. Can Congress do its work without compelling truth? Most importantly, can a democracy survive without a common understanding of what is called the social contract?
Lawyer, author and ethicist, John Frohnmayer’s views on the First Amendment first gained national attention when he was Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during the first Bush Administration. With degrees from Stanford, Chicago and Oregon, he is a thought leader on topics of constitutional law, leadership, sports and ethics. His latest book is: Carrying the Clubs: What Golf Teaches Us About Ethics.