Public Lectures and Videos

Fiala lectures widely and provides workshops on ethics and other topics.

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Recent lectures and workshops 

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  1. “Teaching Moral Conflict and Civil Discourse” Bonner Center Character and Civic Education Conference, April 5, 2019
  2. “Bioethics” Osher Lifelong Learning, April 2019
  3. “Pacifism as Normative Theory” at Association for Practical and Professional Ethic, Baltimore, MD, February/March 2019.
  4. “Ethics and Civic Education” at Fig Garden Women’s Club, February 2019
  5. “Crisis in Democracy and Solutions” Yosemite Democratic Club, February 2019
  6. “Civic Education and Education for Democracy” at Fresno Rotary, December 2018
  7. “Secularism and Religious Diversity” at California State University, Bakersfield, November 2018
  8. “Making Ethical Decisions” for Fresno High School International Baccalaureate Program, November 2018 (video)
  9. “Peace, Pluralism, Religion, and Secularism” at Parliament of the World’s Religions, Toronto, Canada, November 2018
  10. “The Global Ethic Applied to Refugees and Immigrants” at Parliament of the World’s Religions, Toronto, Canada, November 2018
  11. “Pacific Commerce and the Capitalist Peace” at Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Boulder, CO, October 2018
  12. “Peace as a Way of Life” Via de Cristo Christian Community, Scottsdale, AZ September 2018.
  13. “Peace and Medical Ethics” at Estrella Mountain College, Phoenix, AZ, September 2018.
  14. “Ethics and Economic Development” for California Association of Local Economic Development, October 2018
  15. “From Empathy to Justice and Back Again” at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, July 2018
  16. “On Thinking Globally and Acting Locally:” at International Society for Universal Dialogue, Lima, Peru, July 2018
  17. “Ethics for Youth Leaders” at Rotary Youth Leadership Camp, Sequoia Lakes, CA, June 2018
  18. “Capitalism and Ethics” for Reedley Peace Center retreat, Saint Nicholas Ranch, Squaw Valley, CA, March 2018
  19. “The Philosophy of War and Peace” at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, February-March 2018
  20. “Pacifism: For and Against” an Invited Symposium, 2018 American Philosophical Association Central Division, Chicago, February 2018.
  21. “Free Speech and the First Amendment” at Free Speech Forum, Fresno State University, October 2017
  22. “Political Violence in the Trump Era” at Fresno County Kennedy Club, September 2017
  23. “Character” at University High School Character and Honor Code Assembly October 2017
  24. “Wisdom and the Good Life” at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, November-December 2017
  25. “Ethics is Good Business: Why Morality Matters and What to Do About It” at Institute for Tax Professionals, Indian Wells, CA, November 2017
  26. “Peace in the Trump Era” at SUNY Cortland, April 2017.
  27.  “Seven Deadly Sins, Vainglory, and Humility” at Fresno Pacific University, March 2017
  28. “The Ethical State of the Union” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, March 2017.
  29.  “The Five Freedoms of the First Amendment” Symposium on the First Amendment, November 2016.
  30. “Philosophy, Democracy, and Utopia” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute October 2016
  31. “Whose God? Which Religion” at Centenary College of Louisiana, Forum, Shreveport Louisiana, February 2016


Fiala in Warsaw, July 2016

Contemporary Conflicts of Morals

Osher Lectures on Love

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