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Kenneth Winston

Kenneth Winston is a retired Lecturer in Ethics at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School. He taught practical and professional ethics at HKS from 1986 to 2015 and served as faculty chair of the HKS Singapore Program from 2008 to 2015. Winston has written extensively on case teaching, professional ethics, and legal theory. His most recent book is Ethics in Public Life: Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia (2015). Recent articles include: “Moral Competence in the Practice of Democratic Governance,” “On the Ethics of Exporting Ethics: The Right to Silence in Japan and the U.S.,” and “The Internal Morality of Chinese Legalism.” Winston holds degrees in philosophy from Harvard College and Columbia University. He has been a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, a Senior Research Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a John Dewey Senior Fellow. He was selected by the KSG class of 2005 for the Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching. He lives in Dorchester with his wife, Mary Jo Bane, and enjoys hiking, birding, and cooking.