"Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times," a Conversation with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, an international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice will be joined by directors of four academic centers at Arizona State University for a dynamic livestream conversation centered around the release of his latest book "Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times". While lamenting the cultural and political forces that have divided Britain, America and the wider world, Rabbi Sacks presents a remarkable vision of hope for the future. Join us as top scholars at ASU engage in meaningful discussion with one of the world’s leading public intellectuals to discuss topics around morality, religion and politics. Register now to be a part of this timely discussion via webinar.
Featuring ASU Faculty Members:
Paul Davies is regents professor of physics at Arizona State University and award-winning author of 31 books. As director of ASU’s Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, his research spans topics as diverse as the origin of the universe, the origin of life, time travel, the search for ET and the evolution of cancer. He previously held academic positions at UK and Australian universities. Davies was awarded the Templeton Prize on Progress in Religion for his work on the deeper meaning of physics; he is also the recipient of the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize, The Kelvin Medal and Prize and the Bicentenary Medal of Chile. He is a Member of the Order of Australia and has an asteroid named after him. His latest book is "The Demon in the Machine", and addresses the age-old question: What is life? It was selected as 2019 Book of the Year by the UK Institute of Physics.
The conversation will be moderated by Pauline Davies, professor of practice in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. Previously she was an award-winning radio science and health broadcaster with an extensive international career. She spent many years with the BBC’s World Service where her programs reached audiences of tens of millions worldwide. Her topics ranged from fundamental physics to new food technologies and human origins and she has reported from conflict zones on maternal health and combatant injuries. Davies continues to make news and documentary items from across the sciences for public broadcasters worldwide. She now specializes in cancer research outreach, leading major programs. She led the outreach and education program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded Physical Sciences and Oncology Center at ASU and now leads the outreach for the NCI funded Arizona Cancer Evolution Center, part of the NCI's Cancer Systems Biology Consortium. Davies is also collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to help prevent burnout amongst physicians.
- Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
- Center for Jewish Studies
- Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict
- School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
- This will be the inaugural event of “Conversations on Religion, Ethics and Science” or “CORES,” led by ASU Professor Barry Ritchie. CORES is made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation