Hauser Colloquium: Taking Duties Seriously: Public Duties, Social Justice, & the Protection of the Environment

Professor J.H.H. Weiler

Spring 2023
Monday, 2:35–4:35 p.m.
Furman Hall, Room 324

2 Credits

Rights play a central role in the contemporary discussion of law and politics. What about duties? Do we have a duty to protect each other, as a matter of social justice? Do we have a duty to protect the environment? Do we owe such duties as individuals, or as a society, or as both? Do these duties always correspond to rights, or can they stand alone? Are they owed across borders? Across generations? How might such duties be put into practice -- how might they be enforced? These are some of the questions that will be considered in this year’s Hauser Colloquium with a series of invited speakers.