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Institute Programs



The Ethics Institute sponsors programming in four general areas:

  • programs for Dartmouth students
  • faculty
  • external faculty and researchers,
  • and the general public  

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Dartmouth Students

Ethics Minor

The Ethics Minor consists of a total of 6 courses: 2 required introductory courses, three other courses forming a coherent "cluster" or focus of interest, and a senior culminating project.

Proposal and Required Courses

Meet our Minor Students!

Ethics Minor Presentations Luncheon, Spring, 2016, Ethics Institute Conference Room.

Dartmouth Ethics Society

The 2015 Northeast Regional Ethics Bowl will take place November 14 at St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, NY (Long Island).  The Dartmouth Ethics Bowl team will compete for spots on the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team. The National competition is held in conjunction with the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics Conference in February. Learn more>>

Read how Svati Narula '13 has applied her Ethics Bowl experience out in the real world.  "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 Ethics Bowl case packet to find one of my sources, Jim Thatcher, for this story!"_Svati Narula '13

Mediation at Dartmouth (M@D) co-sponsored by the Dean of the College.

On campus, the group works to achieve peaceful compromise between conflicting parties by providing peer mediation services.  Learn more>>

Dartmouth Mock Trial Society

The Dartmouth Mock Trial Society interprets, formulates, and argues a legal case from a given fact pattern.  Every year, the American Mock Trial Association releases a fictional case that we must find a way to argue from both the defense and prosecution standpoint. Mock Trial competitions consist of presenting a complete legal case, including opening statements, closing arguments, and three witness testimonies per side. Each element of the case is scored by judges. Learn more>>Mock Trial Team, 2014









Collegiate Ethics Case Competition

Tucson desertStudent 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.



Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)

The 2014 International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) is a competition in which teams of undergraduate or graduate students present the legal, financial, and ethical aspects of a case as well as their solution.  Competitions take place in Tucson, Arizona. The competition is held in conjunction with the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association's Sponsoring Partner Forum. Teams form during Winter term.  If you are interested in joining the IBECC team, please email

Learn more>>

Watch the winning 90 second presentation on YouTube.

Bioethics Bowl

The National Undergraduate Bioethics Bowl is held in conjunction with the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC). Teams will discuss and debate their views on the given case studies. They will be judged by a group of eminent bioethicists for soundness of reasoning, focus on and sensitivity to ethically relevant factors, and deliberative thoughtfulness.  Learn more>>

The Dartmouth Bioethics Group allows students with interests in bioethics to get together for discussion and film events planned throughout the year.  Contact to learn more.

Graduate Ethics Program

The Graduate Studies Office, in collaboration with the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth, has developed an institution-wide training program in the basics of professional ethics. This program is a requirement for all first-year Arts and Sciences graduate students. The Graduate Ethics Program has four components: an opening session during orientation, a graduate student ethics survey, and four small group discussions addressing focal topics during the first year of graduate school. Learn more>>

Dartmouth interns at the University of Miami


Winter term: The Ethics Institute and the University of Miami School of Law Aaron Scholars Program - The Ethics Institute partners with the Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law to provide an intensive five-day seminar in applied ethics and the law. Professor Anthony Alfieri (University of Miami Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar) and Professor Aine Donovan work with a select group of Dartmouth undergraduate students to explore issues of legal ethics, conflict resolution and community service.  Program dates: December 7-11, 2015.





Carnegie Council "Ethics Fellows for the Future" 2015 Recipient, Reem Chamseddine

Ethics Fellows for the Future (EFFs) are the next generation of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. They are undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate student mentees of the Global Ethics Fellows.

Reem ChamseddineReem Chamseddine is a rising junior at Dartmouth College, where she is majoring in government. She is from Beirut, Lebanon.

On campus, Chamseddine is active in J Street U, the Dartmouth Daily newspaper, and Model UN. Her interests in international affairs have grown over the years, and she is excited to expand on those interests as a Future Fellow. In general, Chamseddine is very interested in global institutions and in how these institutions create a standard for relations between and within nations. Learn more>>

Dartmouth Faculty

Ethics Across the Curriculum Faculty Seminar - The Ethics Institute hosts faculty seminars that have as its goal the integration of ethics into research and teaching.

Faculty Working Groups

Ethics Through Film

External Faculty and Researchers

Visiting Scholar Program - The Ethics Institute provides a limited number of appointments for visiting scholars who wish to use the resources of the institute and the campus at large for a designated research project. Learn more>>

General Public

Public Lectures

Dorsett Fellowship-Lectures have included Roshi Joan Halifax, Ken Feinberg, Anita Allen, and Temple Grandin. 

Inaugural Roger S. Aaron '64 TU'65 Distinguished Lecture on Ethics in Law and Business — September 18, 2015, Akhil Reed Amar, Learn more>>

Last Updated: 11/5/15