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April 20: Kok-Chor Tan to deliver Norton Memorial Lecture

Penn philosophy professor will speak on international territorial rights

Political philosopher and author Kok-Chor Tan will deliver the spring 2018 David Norton Memorial Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, in Room 104 of Gore Hall on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus.

A professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania whose area of specialization is political philosophy, Tan will speak about “International Territorial Rights: An Institutional Account.”

Tan is interested in problems of global justice, nationalism, value pluralism, equality and human rights. He teaches courses on global justice and ethics and specialized courses on distributive justice and equality, multiculturalism and human rights.

He is the author of What Is This Thing Called Global Justice? (2017), Justice, Institutions, and Luck: The Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality (2012), Justice Without Borders: Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Patriotism (2004) and Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice (2000).

The David Norton Memorial Lectures honor the late UD philosophy professor. The lectures present contemporary work by leading figures in philosophy in a manner accessible to the general UD community.

They are supported by the David Norton Memorial Fund, the Class of 1955 Ethics Endowment Fund, the Department of Philosophy and the Makiguchi Foundation.

The April 20 lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Gore Hall lobby.

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