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Samarasinghe to Teach on Challenges to Justice

2014/02/18

Sonali Samarasinghe, Ithaca City of Asylum visiting writer and scholar in the Ithaca College Honors program, will teach a one-credit course connected to the upcoming Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF).

Justice: What’s the right thing to do?

From price gouging to disaster capitalism, from corruption and waste to repression and genocide, individuals and governments every day are guilty of exploitation and inhumanity. Each day we are faced with difficult decisions that challenge our moral compass. In this course we will analyze the nature of justice and what it takes to do the right thing. Students will be presented with real-life situations and asked to make their own decisions. We will discuss how different decisions may result in surprising outcomes, and why harmonious decisions based on morality could spark disharmony and conflict, while violent decisions based on self-interest may allow for peaceful and just outcomes. As part of the course, students will attend FLEFF screenings.

Sonali Samarasinghe
Justice: What’s the right thing to do? GCOM 10500-01 CRN 43886
Wednesday 3:00-4:50 p.m.
March 17-May 12, Williams 222

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