Professor Felice has lectured widely on international human rights, ethics and international relations, and global poverty and the alleviation of suffering.
Academy of Senior Professionals | Eckerd College
Drawing on his 30 year experience as a professor of political science, Dr. William Felice discussed the current global controversies surrounding teaching the liberal arts. How much “freedom” in the classroom should be granted to teachers? Is there freedom of speech on campuses? Or are conservative and liberal speakers being “canceled”? Dr. Felice is professor emeritus of political science at Eckerd College. He is the author of six books on human rights and international relations. He was named the 2006 Florida Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Saint Petersburg World Affairs Conference
February 22, 2023
Threats to Education Worldwide Panel
"Last" Eckerd College Lecture | Online
March 31, 2021
The Ethical Dimensions to International Relations and American Foreign Policy
The Ethical Dimensions to International Relations and American Foreign Policy | Radio Interview
March 2021 | WGCU
A preview of his talk titled “The Ethical Dimensions to International Relations and American Foreign Policy” for the Naples Discussion Group lectures.
Theories of Justice: Do Black Lives Matter?
Fall 2020 | Eckerd College
Part One: Frameworks to Conceptualize Justice
Part Two: The Perpetual Oppression of the African Americans
The Politics and Economics of Pandemics | Lecture
June 2020 | Eckerd College
“Pandemic and Our Changing World” is an online seminar that brings Eckerd College faculty, staff, and students together into a shared conversation.
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”.
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”.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
On Human Rights Law
Lecture “On Human Rights Law” to the Greater Tampa Bay Area Association of Phi Beta Kappa on September 11.
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.
Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights
Lectures on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights in Sofia, Bulgaria.