The work of Michael Walzer, one of America's foremost political thinkers, was recognized at a three-day conference on the Institute campus. Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, Walzer was celebrated for his contributions to the ethical and political philosophy of the twentieth century at the "Justice, Culture, and Tradition" conference.
The conference was made possible with generous support from Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the Institute for Advanced Study, Shalom Hartman Institute, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Session 2: The Interpretive View of Ethics
Session 3: The Practice of Social Criticism
Session 6: Tradition, Radicalism, and Solidarity
Yaffa Zilbershats, Chair
Moshe Halbertal, Commentator
Session 7: The Moral Standing of States
Jacob T. Levy, Chair
Charles R. Beitz
Nancy L. Rosenblum, Commentator
Session 8: The Jewish Political Tradition