Welcome to the blog of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education. The Center, directed by Dr. Celia B. Fisher, was established in 1999 to contribute to Fordham’s commitment to cultivating lifelong habits of critical thinking, moral reflection and articulate expression. Drawing upon the Jesuit traditions of sapientia et doctrina (wisdom and learning) and homines pro aliis (men and women for others) and the rich cultural diversity of New York City, the Center sponsors activities that provide students, faculty, professionals and the public with knowledge and skills to study, inform and shape a just society that nurtures the full-flourishing of all members of the human family.
The Center administers the Master of Arts in Ethics and Society. Directed by Dr. Adam Fried, the program provides students with a cross-disciplinary foundation in the application of moral and ethical theory to social issues. In this era of increased need for ethical discourse in academic, professional, and public life, the Master’s program draws upon theological, philosophical, human sciences and other areas of ethical discourse to help advance the common good. Dr. Fried is also the director of the new interdisciplinary minor in bioethics.
The Center for Ethics Education also operates the HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, a summer training and mentored research program for early-career HIV and drug use researchers.
Ethics and Society serves as a source for news and analysis of issues relating to ethics. Material for this site is provided by the directors, faculty, fellows, students, and affiliated scholars of the Center for Ethics Education, as well as selected guest bloggers. Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, a bioethicist at the Center for Ethics Education, is the founding and senior editor.
All posts and comments on the Ethics and Society blog are solely the opinions of their respective authors, and do not represent the position of Fordham University or the Center for Ethics Education.