Kenneth Winston

Lecturer in Ethics
Faculty Chair , Singapore Program
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Office Address
124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N-250
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-4196
Fax: 617-495-4948
Email: kenneth_winston@Harvard.Edu
Assistant
Lia Tjahjana (617-495-1994)
Kenneth Winston

Profile

Kenneth Winston, Lecturer in Ethics, teaches practical and professional ethics.  He created the Kennedy School's course in professional ethics for mid-career students, which has been offered since 1986.  Winston is also faculty chair of the Kennedy School's Singapore Program, which supports activities and exchanges with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.  In recent years, he helped to build HKS's capacity in comparative and international ethics, developing new cases and teaching in overseas venues, especially in Asia.  Winston has written extensively on case teaching, professional ethics, and legal theory.  His most recent book is Prospects for the Professions in China, edited with William Alford and William Kirby.  Winston holds degrees in philosophy from Harvard College and Columbia University, and 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 lives in Cambridge with his wife, Mary Jo Bane, and enjoys hiking, birding, and cooking.

 

 

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Educating for Moral Competence (for Philip Selznick)." Issues in Legal Scholarship 10.1 (2012): 18-32.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "The Internal Morality of Chinese Legalism." Chinese translation in Journal of Legal and Economic Studies 12 (2010): 218-268.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "The Internal Morality of Chinese Legalism." Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (December 2005): 313-347.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "On the Ethics of Exporting Ethics: The Right to Silence in Japan and the U.S." Criminal Justice Ethics 22.1 (Winter-Spring 2003): 3-20.
  • Book Chapters
    • Winston, Kenneth, and William P. Alford. "Introduction." Prospects for the Professions in China. Ed. William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston, and William Kirby. Routledge, 2011.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Advisors to Rulers: Serving the State and the Way." Prospects for the Professions in China. Ed. William P. Alford, Kenneth Winston, and William Kirby. Routledge, 2011.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Chinese Legalism." Encyclopedia of Political Theory. Ed. Mark Bevir. Sage, 2010.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Lon L. Fuller." Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives. Ed. David S. Clark. Sage, 2007.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Moral Competence in the Practice of Democratic Governance." For the People: Can the Public Service be Fixed? Ed. John D. Donahue, and Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Brookings Institution, 2003.
    • Winston, Kenneth. “Lessons from the Right to Silence.” Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick. Ed. Robert Kagan, Martin Krygier, and Kenneth Winston. Rowman, 2002.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Introduction to the Revised Edition." The Principles of Social Order: Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller. Ed. Kenneth Winston. Hart, 2001.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Ronald Dworkin." Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker. Routledge, 2001.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Lon L. Fuller." Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker. Routledge, 2001.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "H. L. A. Hart." Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Lawrence C. Becker and Charlotte B. Becker. Routledge, 2001.
  • Edited Volumes
    • Alford, William P., Kenneth Winston, and William Kirby, eds. Prospects for the Professions in China. Routlege, 2011.
    • Robert A. Kagan, Martin Krygier, and Kenneth I. Winston, eds. Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick. Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
    • Winston, Kenneth, ed. The Principles of Social Order: Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller. Hart, 2001 (revised edition).
  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Winston, Kenneth, and Mary Jo Bane. "Reflections on the Jesuit Mission to China." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP10-004, February 2010.
    • Winston, Kenneth. "What Makes Ethics Practical." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP08-013, March 2008.
  • Research Papers/Reports
    • Winston, Kenneth. "Moral Competence in Public Life." Australia and New Zealand School of Government Occasional Papers, March 2009.

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