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Arthur J. Holland Program on Ethics in Government

2009-2010 Holland Lecture - Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

This year’s Holland lecture was present by Harvard Professor Michael Sandel who drew an overflow audience of 800+ to the Rutgers Student Center for his interactive talk Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?



Eagleton associate director, John Weingart, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel, and Eagleton director Ruth B. Mandel.

Sandel with Weingart and Mandel

Michael Sandel signs copies of his book after his public lecture.

questions from Sandel

   Sandel signs book


Hundreds of Rutgers students attend the Holland Program Lecture.

Sandel with Holland family

Members of the Holland Family photographed before the evening’s lecture. (From left to right: Cynthia Holland, Daniel George, Betty Holland-George, Chris Holland, Lydia Holland.)


Short Bio of Professor Michael Sandel
    One of the most popular professors at Harvard, Sandel has been teaching philosophy there since 1980. His latest book, Justice, was published in the Fall of 2009 by Farrar Straus and Giroux, joining earlier books on topics including democracy,   liberalism, bioethics, and morality in politics. His writings have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New York Times. Sandel received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His TV program, Justice What’s the Right Things to Do?  is based on his undergraduate course on justice, is produced by WGBH and offered on public television and online.