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Institute Programs

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The Ethics Institute sponsors programming in three general areas:

  • Programs for Dartmouth students,
  • faculty,
  • and the general public. 

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Dartmouth Students

Law and Ethics Fellowship

This undergraduate student fellowship program will be a two-term program taking place over Winter 2019 and Spring 2019.  During the winter term, students will participate in the Supreme Court Workshop.  This workshop brings scholars to campus to discuss pending cases before the Court, cases that raise fundamental issues that are at the intersection of law and ethics. Information about last year’s workshop is available here.  During the spring term, fellows are required to attend our public events, including lectures by Margaret Atwood and Asha Rangappa.  Fellows will also have an opportunity to meet these speakers in a more informal setting over lunch or coffee.  In addition to attending our programming, fellows will take responsibility for planning their own events.  For instance, working with the Director, fellows may seek to bring to campus a bioethicist or a scholar of business ethics or to learn about the ethical implications of some new technology or to put together some other kind of ethics related event.

Supreme Court Workshop (winter term)

Are you interested in some of the hot button issues the Supreme Court will decide this coming term involving cell phones and the Fourth Amendment, Trump’s immigration ban, discrimination against same sex couples in providing wedding services, and the permissibility of political gerrymandering?  Do you want to engage with scholars in a seminar style format about the ethical issues these cases raise?  If the answer is “yes,” you should consider applying for the Ethics Institute’s Supreme Court Workshop. Workshop is open to all undergrad students. Learn more>>  Applications will be available in September for the Winter 2019, Supreme Court Workshop

Supervised by:  Sonu Bedi, Director of the Ethics Institute and Associate Professor of Government

Dartmouth Faculty

Along with faculty workshops, the Institute provides funds for conferences taking place at Dartmouth that intersect with ethical issues, broadly construed.   If you are seeking funding, please send a proposed budget and description of the conference to Diane Belback.

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>>

General Public

Lectures and Conferences appear on our Events Calendar.

Last Updated: 6/7/18