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THE SIR GRAHAM DAY LECTURE IN ETHICS, MORALITY & THE LAW

The Sir Graham Day Ethics, Morality, and the Law Lecture Series is an annual event welcoming distinguished authorities to the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University who deepen our understanding and observation of important societal challenges -- and the shifting legal, moral, and ethical terrain we face in navigating these challenges.

2nd ANNUAL SIR GRAHAM DAY LECTURE

APRIL 2016
"THE FUTURE OF THE PROFESSIONS"

Professor Richard Susskind OBE

Professor Richard Susskind OBE will claim there are two futures for the professions. Both rest on technology. The first is reassuringly familiar. It's a more efficient version of what we already have – professionals will heavily standardize and systematize today's routine activities.

The second is very different – increasingly capable systems will displace much of the work of traditional professions. In the medium term, these two futures will be realized in parallel. In the long run, the second future will dominate, new and better ways to share expertise in society will be found, and our professions will steadily decline in significance.

EARLIER LECTURES

Inaugural Sir Graham Day Lecture

NOVEMBER 2014

"ASSISTED DYING"

Professor Peter Singer, AC
Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics Princeton University

Is it ethical? Should it be legal? With legislation in front of Parliament, a permissive regime being implemented in Quebec, and the Supreme Court of Canada poised to rule in Carter v. Canada, we must confront these questions.

Join us for an evening with Peter Singer — one of the most influential moral philosophers of our time. Through such books as Animal LiberationRethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, Singer has challenged us to think deeply about issues ranging from animal rights, abortion, assisted dying, and the moral obligation to act to end extreme poverty.