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Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Being an Ethicist with Randy Cohen

September 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

After twelve years writing the popular New York Times Magazine column, I examine how the moral landscape – and my own moral reasoning – changed over that time. Plus: how I got, how I did, and what I learned from my unusual job. Are those questions real? Did I ever get one wrong? (Or, depending on your perspective, right?)

Join us on Wednesday, September 25 for a live recording of Randy’s podcast, Person Place Thing, featuring an interview with philosopher Massimo Pigliucci!

Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for “Late Night With David Letterman” for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s “TV Nation.” He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, “Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything,” was published by Chronicle. He is currently the host of Person Place Thing, a public radio program.

Members FREE, guests $5 at the door.

What does one do when there’s no clearly defined ethical road to take? This program features speakers from a variety of backgrounds — medicine, law, business, science, education, the arts, social work, etc. — who share their experience and knowledge of ethical issues in those fields. Monthly, 1st Monday.


September 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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