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2013–2014 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.


12  6:00 pm in 105 Dartmouth Hall – An Introduction to the Ethical Issues in Graduate Education Research.

23  4:30 pm Collegiate Business Ethics Case Competition Information session. Open to any student with an interest in debate, ethics, business and argument. Location:  Ethics Institute Conference Room.

24  4:30 pm Information Session - Regional Ethics Bowl team info session.  Join us for an overview of the Ethics Bowl program.  Location:  Ethics Institute Conference Room. 

25  5:00 pm COSO Big Fall Policy Meeting in Paganucci at 5.


3 at 8:00 pm in 28 Silsby Hall.  Professor Budziszewski's "Talking About Sex: Its Nature and Its Meaning"

7 at 4:00 pm in Haldeman 041 BYRON GOOD ( Professor of Medical Anthropology ) Harvard.

"Haunted by Stories:  Do the Medical Humanities Need a Hauntology?"

8  at 7:00 pm.  The Hitchcock Foundation presents the 30th annual Schumann Lecture:  "Before you take that pill . . . understanding the benefits and harms of prescription drugs."

Ever wondered if a prescription drug will work for you? Concerned about side effects? Where can you go for information?  Your doctor?  Advertisements?  Lisa Schwartz, MD and Steven Woloshin, MD will address these questions and more in the 30th Annual Schumann Lecture.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. Auditorium E-F, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

10 at 7 PM in Spaulding Theatre, Veritas will be hosting Ravi Zacharais, a noted author and speaker who has addressed political leaders all over the world about Christianity, pluralism, and peace. He will be speaking on the topic "Tolerance Under Fire: Building a Community on Respect--Not Double Standards."

24 - 26  Collegiate Ethics Case Competition –  The competition will expose students to a thought provoking business ethics case that they could face in their professional careers. Student teams will collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges. Students will 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.  Location:  Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

28 5pm, What the Web is Doing to Our Brains, Nick Carr '81, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, examines how our ever expanding use of the Net and other digital media is influencing our thoughts, perceptions, and lives. Location: Filene Auditorium.

31 Pediatric Bioethics Conference Students are invited to participate in a Pediatric Bioethics Conference being held on October 31st at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  To learn more and to register>>

Faculty presenters:

Mary Fay, MD – Perinatal Medicine & Neonatal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Keith Loud, MD, MSc – Adolescent Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine

Catherine D. Shubkin, MD – General Pediatrics, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center;  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine

Gautham Suresh, MD, MS (Activity Co-Director) – Staff Physician, Neonatology; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine; Bioethics Committee

31  "The Myth of Strict Scrutiny for Fundamental Rights"  James E. Fleming, Professor of Law and The Honorable Frank R. Kenison Distinguished Scholar in Law, Boston University School of Law.  Time:  4:30  Location: Rockefeller Room 003 


9  The Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl will be held on November 9, 2013 at St. Petersburg College in Florida. NOTE: Due to the Dartmouth College winter schedule, the Dartmouth Ethics Bowl team will compete in the regional tournament in St. Petersburg, FL.  For more information about the Ethics Bowl and Dartmouth Ethics Society, click here.


2  The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Contest.  The EWF Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is designed to challenge college student to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world.  Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.  Contest deadline, December 2, 2013.  Learn more>>


20  Father Boyle is a Jesuit priest, former pastor of the Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, and the founder of Homeboy Industries, a gang intervention program. He is the author of the book Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.  Homeboy Industries seeks to improve and transform the lives of gang members by employing them at one of the Homeboy businesses, which include a bakery, café, embroidery shop, and others. Homeboy Industries also provides support services including therapy, GED classes, and tattoo removal, Boyle said. Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation and the Ethics Institute.


4  Professor Anthony Appiah of Princeton University and New York University,  on Civil Dialogue and "Sidling up to Difference," For more information visit the Tucker Foundation website.

13  *POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER* Genetic Ancestry, Race, and National Belonging in Argentina.  Graciela Cabana, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. History teaches us that race concepts can be especially harmful when essentialized as "natural" biological or genetic concepts. Location: Kemeny Hall 008, 4:00pm-5:30pm Learn more >>

18  2014 Dorsett Fellow: Joan Halifax Roshi. "Engaged Buddhism and Ethics: Practicing Compassion and Fearlessness in an Endangered World"  Location: Haldeman 041 at 4:30. Learn more>>

19  The Bioethics and Social Interest Group will be screening First, Do No Harm, a documentary film that explores the ethics of global health clinical electives and volunteer projects in developing regions. Following the film we discuss some of the ethical implications of medical students practicing medicine abroad and in foreign settings. If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail Hilary Campbell '14 with your RSVP. All students are welcome and we look forward to seeing you there! Location: Ethics Institute, Haldeman 2nd floor,  5pm-6pm.

24  Practical Wisdom: The App That Can't Be Found, lecture by Kenneth E. Sharpe is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College. He specializes in ethics, foreign policy, Latin American politics, and narcotics policy.  Location:  Haldeman 041, 4:30

27  March 2nd National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition, Jacksonville, Florida Learn more>>


  • 17 – 21 Spring break


4 – 6 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC)-2014 Loyola University Chicago will host the 2014 NUBC. More details to come! - See more at:

27  Spring M@Dness, Mediation at Dartmouth (M@D) event. Founded in 2012, Mediation at Dartmouth (M@D) is a (COSO) group dedicated to bringing conflict resolution to the Dartmouth Community and the Upper Valley. Location: Haldeman 125, 12–3.

9 – 12 Matariki Spring School for Phd and Master students on Current Challenges in Research Ethics.  For more information and to register, contact Hans-Jorg Ehni.

28, May 5, 12, 19 – Professional Ethics Program for First Year Graduate Students.  An institution–wide program of training in the basics of professional ethics.  Sessions run from 2:00–4:00pm each Monday and are held at the Ethics Institute. Learn more>>


7 – 9 2014 International Business Ethics Case Competition in Tucson, AZ. 

20  Ethics Minor Presentations Luncheon, Location:  Ethics Institute, Noon – 1:30.

24  Phillips Family Award in Ethics Essay Contest – Award presented annually to an undergraduate student for work in applied and professional ethics. Papers may be in specific areas, such as medical or legal ethics, or in the broader arena of ethics applied to public life. Eligible papers must be written within the calendar year (S13–S14). Deadline for submission: May 23, 2014 – $250 Prize


4  19th Annual Pediatric Ethics Conference, Location: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E, 8:00 am.  Pediatric Grand Rounds:

"Informed Consent, Patient Assent, and Informed Permission"

Mark Mercurio MD 

8  Commencement

Last Updated: 4/17/14