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Through research and dialogue on emerging ethical issues, the Ethics Institute serves the needs of the Dartmouth community as well as the larger academic community.

Ethics Institute Happenings

2014 Regional Ethics Bowl Team

Dartmouth College Ethics Bowl Team 2014

(Pictured above: John Howard, Josefina Ruiz, Justin Roshak, Allison Leigner, and Ian Bateman)

Ethics Institute December Program in the Ethics of Conflict Resolution and Community Organization

Ethics Institute December Program participants

DECEMBER 8-12, 2014

Location: University of Miami School of Law

Co-sponsored by the Ethics Institute and the University of Miami School of LawUMiami Law

Dartmouth Ethics Society News

The Dartmouth Ethics Society elected new officers at Tuesday night's meeting. Congrats to John, Justin, and Josefina:

President, John Howard

Vice President, Justin Roshak

Treasurer,  Josefina Ruiz

The Institute for the Study of Applied and Professional Ethics was established in 1982 by a group of faculty who recognized the primacy of ethics in a liberal arts education.  One of the founders, John Hennessey of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, wrote:

"Morality must be a persistent concern of all professions and all professional schools.  Indeed by definition one of the essential ingredients of a profession is the creation and use of an explicit set of ethics governing individual and collective behavior of the professionals in that field."

Those words, written in 1974, take on even greater significance today.  Considerations of ethics have existed within specific professions and within the curriculum of professional schools from their inception, but in recent years the complexity of this consideration has grown dramatically. Where the term "professional ethics" once signified little more than questions of personal etiquette, it has more recently come to involve pressing new questions of individual and group responsibility. The rapid pace of technological and social change in the fields of medicine, engineering, education, business and law have generated new social choices and responsibilities.






Last Updated: 12/15/14