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What are the ethical responsibilities when one’s conscience conflicts with political/legal directives? With a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the NH World Fellowship Center will present two panel discussions on the McCarthy-era legal case that took a conflict between the NH attorney general and the director of a White Mountains conference center all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case Uphaus v. Wyman will be explored from a variety of angles, considering the historical context, backgrounds of those involved, and the ethical and legal issues at stake. Questions about the balance between individual rights, liberties and conscience and the needs of the broader society remain with us today. Both events will be facilitated by Michael Ferber, Professor of English and Humanities at UNH:
Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School, 409 Eagles Way
Panelists: W. Jeffrey Bolster, Professor of History, UNH; Clare Chapman, Executive Director of the NH Council of Churches; Maria Sanders, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Plymouth State University.
Dover City Hall Auditorium, 288 Central Ave.
For more information, please visit www.worldfellowship.org/willarduphaus or call Andy Davis at 603-447-2280.
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.