University of Evansville


The University of Evansville offers speaker's series and other events throughout the academic year.

William R. Connolly Ethics Lecture Series

The Ethics Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, brings ethicists from both religious and philosophical backgrounds to explore questions of value, justice, responsibility and meaning in the realm of human conduct and the 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 series is intended to bring focus to the study and practice of ethics among our students and the larger community.

The 2015-16 William R. Connolly Ethics Lecture Series will be announced soon.

Recent lecturers have been:

  • Dr. Frederick Glennon, LeMoyne College, 2013-2014
    "Let Them Die?: Restoring the Social in Responsibilityā€¯

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

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

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

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