Ethics Institute Happenings and Related News Events
Adrienne Asch, a longtime friend of the Ethics Institute and frequent collaborator, has died. Her work on bioethics focused on the use of prenatal testing to select against fetuses with disabilities. Ms. Asch was a powerful voice for those with disabilities. Her frequent visits to Dartmouth were always provocative and challenged many common assumptions about what constitutes a "good life". Ms. Asch, 67, was Director of the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University.
2014 Dorsett Fellow: Joan Halifax, Roshi, February 18 at 4:30 in Haldeman 041. "Engaged Buddhism and Ethics: Practicing Compassion and Fearlessness in an Endangered World" Learn more>>
Group meetings Sunday nights in Haldeman 125.
Congrats! Dartmouth College Ethics Institute 2013 IBECC team. Winners of the 90 Second Competition"Ware Is the Money? Would Revenue Sharing Decrease the Exploitation of NCAA Athletes?"
"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.
Coming Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 4:30–6pm
Haldeman 041, Dartmouth College
Free and open to the public
"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
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.
Excerpt from his experience: For the past 8 weeks, I worked as a research assistant for the Moral Cognition Lab at Harvard University, directed by Professor Joshua Greene. I worked primarily under Joseph Paxton, a graduate student in the laboratory who studies moral judgment and moral decision-making. Together, Joe and I embarked to create an experiment that would investigate the respective roles of automatic and conscious processes in the formation of moral judgments. Learn more>>
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
2013 Winners - 90 Second Undergrad 2/Kraft Division
Dartmouth College team presented, "Ware Is the Money? Would Revenue Sharing Decrease the Exploitation of NCAA Athletes?"
Left to right: IBECC representative, Alissa Santa Maria, Tyler Wallace, Suril Kantaria, Dan Nycholat, and Janine Leger.
Last Updated: 12/9/13