Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1980, and the author of many books. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
In November 2010, we produced a live and nationwide call with Professor Sandel and his readers, where he discussed the ideas of moral philosophy underlying current political debates.
Professor Michael J. Sandel previews his series and book "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?", taken from his popular course at Harvard University.
Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says -- but we're shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice.
Check out the first episode of the twelve-part WGBH and PBS series on Professor Sandel and his legendary course at Harvard.