Working in development involves meeting many moral dilemmas and challenges. For example, how should we treat the meeting of Western and local values? What do we think about animal treatment in the community in which we work? We should be loyal – but loyal to the organization which employs us or to the clients? What is sexual harassment? And so on. In this course we shall discuss these are other dilemmas and try to offer tools of moral reasoning in order to face such dilemmas.
The course is taught by Prof. Avner de Shalit
Avner de-Shalit is a Professor of Democracy and Human Rights and the former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. De Shalit was also an associate fellow at the Oxford Centre for Environment, Ethics and Society between 1995 and 2004. His fields of research and teaching are equality, democracy and human rights, environmental politics and environmental political theory. De Shalit is the author of "Why Posterity Matters" (London, Routledge, 1995), The Environment: Between Theory and Practice (Oxford, Oxford University Press, March 2000) and co-author, with Jonathan Wolff, of "Disadvantage" (Oxford, Oxford University Press 2007).