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.

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Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

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