The Mark Rosen Memorial Lecture Series presents

The Wertheimer Symposium

“Ethics in Public Life”

April 15, 2005


Reception and Welcome

8:30 a.m., John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill



 Can Political Legitimacy be Coerced? The Case of Iraq 9:30 a.m. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill

Arthur Applbaum

Professor of Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Center for Ethics and the Professions



 Gay Relationships and Judicial Activism:

A View from the Bench”

1:30 p.m. Memorial Lounge, Waterman

John Dooley

Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court

(introduced by former governor Madeleine Kunin)



 “Campaign Ethics:

The 2004 Presidential Race and Beyond”

3:30 p.m. Memorial Lounge, Waterman

Dennis Thompson

Director, Edmond Safra Foundation Center for Ethics and

Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy at Harvard


A reception for Professor Wertheimer follows Professor Thompson’s talk


Symposium Moderator is Nancy Rosenblum

Clark Professor of Ethics and Chair of Dept. of Government, Harvard


Also sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the President’s Speakers Fund and the Honors College. All events are free and open to the public. Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact Patty Redmond at or 802-656-0427.