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Normative Orders Collaborative

Georgetown’s Normative Orders Collaborative is an interdisciplinary and international effort wherein both Georgetown University and Fudan University (Shanghai) are working with and extending the pioneering efforts of the Cluster of Excellence on the Formation of Normative Orders at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
The centerpiece of Georgetown’s contribution to this effort is the Moral Innovation Seminar, a full-year faculty and graduate student seminar led in 2014 and 2015 by Professors Henry S. Richardson and Terry Pinkard. The seminar explored how morality changes over time, in particular asking how such changes might become incorporated in what morality objectively requires. The seminar’s discussions were conducted by leading thinkers from Georgetown and around the world, including presenters from Fudan and Frankfurt.
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Project Leader

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Michael Kessler

Managing Director
Department of Government and Law Center



Project Scholars

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