Sherb Talk: Differing Views of Justice with Professor Ryan Murphy
Justice is a term we commonly use and is one of the most important concepts in any social order. Yet inasmuch as our definitions of justice differ, we find ourselves on different sides of important discussions. This talk will examine the way three prominent rival theories of justice work, and how they lead to importantly different outcomes in public policy.
Understanding alternative theories of justice is an important step toward constructive dialogue with those with whom we disagree, and this talk will help us better understand these divides.
Ryan is Director of Educational Programs at Development Associates International (DAI), an organization that provides leadership development training in 82 countries, and offers an Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program in 16 majority world countries. He was a full-time professor for ten years, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and additionally served as Executive Director of Crossroads of the Rockies, an inner-city nonprofit in Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in Christian social ethics from King’s College London.