Ethics Institute Happenings and Related News Events
The Ethics Institute announces the opportunity for a non-stipendiary fellowship, for academic year 2014-2015. Learn more>>
Join the Undergrad Bioethics Bowl team today. Email the Ethics Institute to join the team.
Group meetings Sunday nights in Haldeman 125.
The first annual conference on the Ethics of War: A Collaboration between the United States Military Academy and Villanova University, April 4-5, 2014, Learn more>>
"Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world."
"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.
A Dartmouth Mock Trial Society team earned an honorable mention and are advancing to the next round of the American Mock Trial Association's national tournament at a regional competition this weekend at St. Anselm College in Manchester. Dartmouth sent two teams of 10 students to the competition.
Christina Gill '16 received the Outstanding Attorney Award, along with 11 other students at the competition.
Zen Buddhist teacher, anthropologist, social justice activist, and author
Event held February 18, 2014, 4:30–6pm
Haldeman 041, Dartmouth College
Free and open to the public
"Practical Wisdom: The App That Can't Be Found", cosponsored by Class Connections 2016 and 1966.
Monday, February 24, 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Dartmouth College, Haldeman 041.
Kenneth E. Sharpe is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College and is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Ethics Institute. He specializes in ethics, foreign policy, Latin American politics, and narcotics policy.
"I'm working at The Atlantic this year and recently wrote an article relating to one of our Ethics Bowl cases from last fall. Check it out I actually opened up the 2012 Regional Ethics Bowl case packet to find one of my sources, Jim Thatcher, for this story!"_Svati Narula '13
"Gerry Phillips has provided the legal profession a comprehensive and much needed ethical perspective for twenty-first century practitioners. The moral obligations of the legal profession are clearly articulated in a forthright manner that will inspire those coming into the profession and reignite a sense of purpose for those who have established themselves as members of the legal community. This is a book that should be on every legal professional's bookshelf!'' _Aine Donovan, Director of the Ethics Institute
The Dartmouth College Collegiate Ethics Case Competition team, Silpa Raju and Subur Khan, recently returned from the University of Arizona Eller School of Management Ethics Case Competition.
"I learned so much through participating and through seeing what my peers brought to the table. I met some really bright people from schools all over the country, and it was a unique opportunity to see how they chose to address ethical issues from so many perspectives. It was a lot of fun and a really worthwhile learning experience outside of the classroom."_Silpa Raju, '16.
Competition description from Eller School of Management's website: "Student teams collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges. Students compete with teams from various business colleges from around the world. The experience promises to challenge students' moral reasoning, provide a wonderful networking opportunity, and in the end, raise students' awareness of the importance of corporate social responsibility."
A team from the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College recently attended the 10th Annual Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl hosted by St. Petersburg College in Florida. Cases covered a range of topics including law, medicine, business, public policy and personal life.
Pictured: Justin Roshak, Josefina Ruiz, Carlos Chavira Ochoa, and Brendan Mooney
"Ethics Bowl was wonderful this year. I love the opportunity to develop my own views about ethical issues that are pretty broad but also topical. It's something you're not pushed to do in most philosophy classes."_Brendan Mooney '14.
University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service
Founded in 2012, the Environmental Justice Project works to increase awareness and provide support to communities affected by issues related to environmental justice throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida.
The Environmental Justice Project:
Conducts research into the environmental, community, and public health impacts of environmental justice cases.Serves as a liaison between impacted communities and public officials and policy makers.
Left to right: Professor Anthony V. Alfieri, Megan Bogia, Amanda Young, Kaila Pedersen, Julia Salinger, Kelly Brait, Sara Peterson, Emily Cambern, John Howard, Professor Aine Donovan
Last Updated: 3/3/14