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Coming in April

Author and Performance Poet

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

2014–2015 Ethics Institute Sponsored, Co-Sponsored, or Affiliate Events Calendar

Please contact the Ethics Institute via–email or 603-646-1263 for more information about any of these events.


10—12 • National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference will be held at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida on April 10—12, 2015. Planned and organized by undergraduate students, this conference aims to engage a new generation of students in the field of bioethics. The theme of the conference this year will be "Global Medicine, Social Justice, and Bioethics." - Learn more>> 

16 • 4:30 pm Lecture and book signing with Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz author of Dr. Mütter's Marvels  Location:  Filene Auditorium, Moore Building. Sponsored by the Ethics Institute. Cosponsored by Leslie Center for the Humanities and Geisel School of Medicine.  Learn more>>

18—19 • 4:30 pm Global Expressive Rights and the Internet Workshop  Learn more>>

30 • Trans-Pacific Student Contest 2015:Win a Trip to New York City. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs announces its third Trans-Pacific Student Contest, a pioneering exercise in U.S.-Asia collaboration. The contest is part of Ethics for a Connected World, a three-year global education project to mark the Council's 2014 Centennial. The contest will be conducted via Carnegie Council's online Global Ethics Network, a social media platform for people across the world who are committed to exploring the role of ethics in international affairs through joint projects, ongoing dialogues, and the creation of collaborative multimedia resources. Learn more>>

Deadline: April 30, 2015


5 • 4:00 Film "Inequality for All" by Robert Reich, Location: Silsby Hall

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Discussion guide materials:

"We make the rules of the economy – and we have the power to change those rules." – Robert Reich '68We need to approach the problem of widening income inequality from 6 different directions. Raise the minimum wage, strengthen workers’ voices, invest in education, reform Wall Street, fix the tax system, and get big money out of politics. The trick is to understand how they all fit together while choosing manageable actions that make sense to who you are. We may not be able to do everything at once but think of each action you take as an incremental step towards the structural change our economy needs. _Robert Reich Sponsored by the Ethics Institute

5 • 6:00 Income Inequality Panel Discussion with Richard Parker '76, Harvard Kennedy School and Ron Suskind a Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist and best-selling authorLocation: Silsby Hall  Sponsored by the Ethics Institute

30 • 9—5 "Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in the Work of Nancy Frankenberry and Ronald M. Green: A Symposium Celebrating Their Retirement" Sponsored by: Religion Department, cosponsored by the Ethics Institute. Learn more>>

29—30 • May 29 (2-5:30) May 30 (10—5) Workshop on Ethics and Practical Reason  Sponsored by: Philosophy Department and cosponsored by the Ethics Institute. Learn more>>


3 • 9-10 Pediatric Ethics Conference Pediatric Grand Rounds: Robert Macauley MD Location: DHMC, Auditorium E  Noon Conference:12-1 pm Location: DHMC, Auditorium A, Resident Case Presentation

Robert Macauley MD Medical Director of Clinical Ethics at University of Vermont

Dr. Macaulay is a Board Certified Pediatrician, Medical Ethicist, and Episcopal Priest. He received his medical degree from Yale in 1995 and then completed a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins in 1998. Prior to coming to UVM in 2002, he worked as a pediatric hospitalist in Stamford, Connecticut, as well as Director of Pediatrics at Kuluva Hospital in Uganda. His specialties include clinical ethics, palliative medicine and pediatric pain medicine.

Sponsored by the DHMC Bioethics Education Subcommittee, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College. Learn more>>

14 • Commencement


1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 6:00—8:00 Ethics Institute Film Series, Location:  Haldeman 41 (More information to follow)


5, 12 • 6:00—8:00 Ethics Institute Film Series, Location:  Haldeman 41 (More information to follow)

SeptemberAkhil Reed Amar

18 • 4:30—6 The Roger S. Aaron ’64 TU’65 Distinguished Lecture on Ethics in Law and Business, Constitution Day Speaker Akhil Reed Amar.  Akhil is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law at both Yale College and Yale Law School. He is the author of several books, including The Constitution and Criminal Procedure: First PrinciplesThe Bill of Rights: Creation and ReconstructionAmerica’s Constitution: A Biography, and most recently, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By. Location: Haldeman 41. Sponsored by the Ethics Institute


TBD • 4:30—6 Ethical Issues in the Banking Crisis of 2008  A financial crisis panel discussion of the events and analysis of the ethical lapses that occurred in the lead-up to the 2008 crisis. (Hank Paulson '68).

 In September 2008 the world’s financial system seemed to be in imminent danger of collapse; the rush to repair the damage and shore up the system for the future was handled by a variety of extremely capable people. But foremost among the group were a dedicated number of Dartmouth alumnae who worked tirelessly to control the chaos in the financial sector. This panel will serve as a “Fred Friendly” style seminar that will include the key players in this historical event: Henry Paulson (1968), John (Hans) Morris (1980), John Mahoney (1980), and Ken Wilson (1969). The panel will provide an overview of the events as well as analysis of the ethical lapses that occurred in the lead-up to the crisis. Professor Matt Slaughter (Tuck, Associate Dean) will serve as interviewer, and Aine Donovan will serve as convener.

Location: Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts. Learn more>>

Last Updated: 4/7/15