Professor Felice has lectured widely on international human rights, ethics and international relations, and global poverty and the alleviation of suffering.

2018

The Myth of U.S. Military Spending

April 2018 | WMNF

Dr. William Felice interviewed by Rob Lorei of WMNF discussing the myth of U.S. military spending.

The Ethics of Interdependence | Lecture

March 2018 | Eckerd College

Dr. William Felice discusses his book “The Ethics of Interdependence”.

2016

The Ethics of Interdependence | Interview

September 22, 2016 | Eckerd College

Dr. William Felice, interviewed by Colette Bancroft (book editor of the Tampa Bay Times). The discussion covers Dr. Felice’s book “The Ethics of Interdependence”.

2015

Do human rights represent a true global ethic?

November 26, 2015 | Interfaith Thanksgiving Service | Eckerd College

Professor William F. Felice of Eckerd College gives a Thanksgiving talk on human rights as a global ethic.

2014

Whistleblowers: Private Morality and Public Policy

January 27, 2014 | Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium

Dr. Felice discussed the many issues surrounding ethics and foreign policy and, in particular, the importance of individual moral responsibility, the subject of his book “How Will I Save My Honor: War, Moral Integrity and Principled Resignation” (2009). 

2013

The Role of the ICC in Africa

The first annual St Petersburg in the World Conference was held from March 28 to 29, 2013. The conference brought together a panel of experts, including Dr. William Felice, to speak about important foreign policy issue. Read the entire Africa Talks article.

The Global New DeaL

Lecture on “The Global New Deal” at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, on January 30 as part of the UT Global Studies Interdisciplinary Program.

The United Nations Human Rights System

Lecture on “The United Nations Human Rights System” at Shorecrest Preparatory School, on January 23.

2012

The Evolution of the U.N. Human Rights System

Lecture on “The Evolution of the U.N. Human Rights System” UNA-USA conference titled “The United Nations & You: Creating a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future, Patel Center for Global Solutions, University of South Florida, Tampa on December 8.

Accepting Individual Moral Responsibility

Presentation by Prof. Felice at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, February 12, 2012.

2011

Dissent Academy Conference and Discussions

Dissent Academy Conference and Discussions / Mary Ellen Collins interviews Prof. Felice  in March 2011 on the possible creation of a “Dissent Academy” as a product of the conference held on this topic at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University.

2010

War and Moral Integrity

Jim Lynch on his WUSB show “Everything is Broken” Dec. 21, 2010 interviewed Prof. Felice on  the theme’s from his book How Do I Save My Honor?: War, Moral Integrity and Principled Resignation. 

Elie Wiesel, John Prendergast: From the Holocaust to Darfur

John Prendergast and Elie Wiesel participate in a Q&A with Bill Felice, Eckerd-Africa Initiative Co-chair and Professor of Political Science.

Eckerd College presents humanitarians Elie Wiesel and John Prendergast in From the Holocaust to Darfur: If We Had Only Learned Our Lesson at Progress Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2010). Nearly 2,000 people were in attendance.

Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Humanities at Eckerd College since 1993. Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast was a Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Eckerd College in March 2010.

Part of The Plight and Promise of Africa: An Eckerd College Initiative.

The Razor’s Edge

Moderator/Discussant on a panel titled “The Razor’s Edge: The voices of people who stood up for their principles at the risk of their careers, their lives, or even their families,” at the Harvard Law School on December 2.

Principled Dissent

Co-organizer of an all day Conference on Principled Dissent held at the Harvard Faculty Club on December 2. This conference brought together leading academics and practitioners and was cosponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Eckerd College.

The ICC’s Indictment of President Bashir

Moderator/Discussant on a panel titled “The ICC’s Indictment of President Bashir: A Help or a hindrance to Peace in Sudan?,” at Eckerd College on April 20.

From the Holocaust to Darfur: If We Had Only Learned Our Lesson

Moderator/Discussant on a panel with Elie Wiesel and John Prendergast titled “From the Holocaust to Darfur: If We Had Only Learned Our Lesson,” March 11, at the Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg.

The Plight and Promise of Africa

Co-Chair of “The Plight and Promise of Africa” an Eckerd College Initiative, which through public lectures, panel discussions, and open dialogue raised the profile of Africa in the Tampa Bay community.

2009

Are Human Rights Universal?

Keynote Address titled “Are Human Rights Universal?” at the Human Rights Day event sponsored by the UNA/USA Association and the Eckerd College Center for Spiritual Life, Dec. 10.

St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading

Featured author in the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading at the University of South Florida on Oct. 24.

How Do I Save My Honor?

Lecture on “How Do I Save My Honor?” as part of the College Program Series at Eckerd College, Sept. 17.

2008

Tampa/Hillsborough County 35th Annual Human Rights Award Breakfast

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted 60 years ago this week by the United Nations in 1948.

The 35th annual Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Award breakfast was held in Tampa in December 2008.

Celebrating 60 Years of Human Rights

Keynote Address titled “Celebrating 60 Years of Human Rights,” at the Thirty-Fifth Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast, sponsored by the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council, Dec. 12.

Presidential Issues Forum—Foreign Policy

Panel speaker and participant in a “Presidential Issues Forum—Foreign Policy” organized by the Eckerd College Organization of Students, Oct. 29.

60th Anniversary of the University Declaration of Human Rights

Lecture at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee on the “60th Anniversary of the University Declaration of Human Rights” sponsored by the UNA-USA Association on Oct 23.

Human Rights in the Contemporary World

Lecture on “Human Rights in the Contemporary World” at Tennessee State University in Nashville as part of the Samuel Shannon Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct 23.

Teaching the Holocaust Across the Disciplines

Presentation on the holocaust and international law in an Eckerd College Program Series panel titled “Teaching the Holocaust Across the Disciplines

2007

Human Rights and US Foreign Policy

Lectures on “Human Rights and US Foreign Policy” at Shorecrest Preparatory School, Unitarian Universalist Church, League of Women Voter’s, Westminster Shores and the Rotary Club, St. Petersburg.

2006

Human Rights in the Contemporary World: Are the Four Freedoms Still Relevant?

Presented the Harry J. Schaleman Lecture at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on “Human Rights in the Contemporary World: Are the Four Freedoms Still Relevant?

The Ethical Dimensions to US Foreign Policy

Lectures on “The Ethical Dimensions to US Foreign Policy” to the “Round Table on Social Justice” at the Studio@620 and at the Tampa Bay Chapter of the UNA/USA Association.

2005

Economic and Social Human Rights

Lectured at New York University and Long Island University on economic and social human rights. The Global New Deal is used in classes at these schools.

America and the World: Ethical Dimensions to Power

In collaboration with the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (CCEIA) presented a series of programs at Eckerd College on “America and the World: Ethical Dimensions to Power.” The outcomes from this series were published in the booklet Ethical Dimensions to American Foreign Policy: A Study Guide to the Four Freedoms.

2004

On Human Rights Law

Lecture “On Human Rights Law” to the Greater Tampa Bay Area Association of Phi Beta Kappa on September 11.

1995

Distributive Justice and Human Rights

Led a day-long faculty workshop on human rights and presented a paper on “Distributive Justice and Human Rights” at a summer faculty institute sponsored by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the Monterrey Institute of International Studies in June in Monterrey, California.

United Nation’s World Summit for Social Development

Participated as an NGO representative to the United Nation’s World Summit for Social Development in March in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1991

Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights

Lectures on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights in Sofia, Bulgaria.