Ethics Lecture

As a student at UE, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the nation’s foremost authorities on ethical subjects as part of the annual Ethics Lecture Series.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Ethics Lecture Series brings ethicists from both religious and philosophical backgrounds to explore questions of value, justice, responsibility, and meaning in the realm of human conduct and moral life. Lecturers examine significant ethical issues in the contemporary world and ways in which moral reflection might be brought to bear on them.

The goal of the series is to bring focus to the study and practice of ethics among our students and the larger community.

Recent Lecturers

  • “Solidarity in a Globalizing World”
    Rebecca Todd Peters, PhD, Elon University, 2015-2016

  • “Thomas Paine: The Making of a Neglected American Founder”
    William R. (Dick) Connolly, PhD, University of Evansville, 2014-2015

  • “‘Let Them Die?: Restoring the Social in Responsibility”
    Dr. Frederick Glennon, LeMoyne College, 2013-2014

  • "Information Ethics and the Political Foundations of the Information Society"
    Luciano Floridi, University of Herefordshire and University of Oxford, 2012-2013

  • "Jesus was a Low Wage Worker: Religious Activism for Living Wages"
    C. Melissa Snarr, Vanderbilt Divinity School, 2011-2012

  • "How to Eat Ethically"
    William Stephens, Creighton University, 2010-2011

  • "Faith and Politics: Ethical Considerations"
    Ellen Ott Marshall, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 2009-2010

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