Saint John's to host best-selling author, renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel


Saint John's to host best-selling author, renowned Harvard professor Michael Sandel
Professor Michael Sandel will disc "Justice" during an April 3 lecture at Saint John's High School.

Shrewsbury – Professor Michael Sandel, author of the New York Times bestseller “Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?,” will pose this question at a lecture to be held Tuesday, April 3, starting at 7 p.m., at Saint John's High School. The event is sponsored by the high school's Abdella Center for Ethics, and is free and open to the public.

Professor Sandel, a moral and political philosopher, has taught at Harvard University since 1980. His book is actually an outgrowth of his “Justice” course – the single most popular course at Harvard for the past 30 years. In the over 20 years of teaching “Justice,” Sandel has demonstrated his unique teaching skill which is highly engaging and interactive with his audience. He has been featured on PBS with Charlie Rose, the BBC, the Colbert Report, and a variety of other venues.

The professor's remarks will prove highly relevant in this election season, as he seeks “an infrastructure for civic renewal” and ways to bring a tensely divided and bipartisan population together, “into the common spaces of democratic citizenship.”

Saint John's established the Abdella Center for Ethics in 2003 in memory and honor of George F. Abdella by his son, the Hon. Charles A. Abdella “60. The annual lecture series complements the “whole person” education in Saint John's academics and extra-curricular activities by highlighting the central role that ethical questions play in all aspects of modern life.

Saint John's High School is located at 378 Main St. in Shrewsbury. To register for the lecture or for more information, visit

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