Players of the ”L’Etoile de Guinee” football team poses with a sign reading ”Stop to the ebola epidemic” prior to a football tournament gathering youth from Guinea near the Koumassi sports center in Abidjan on August 10, 2014. West Africa was counting the cost of measures to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic on August 10, as unprecedented restrictions caused snarled transport, food shortages and soaring prices. Photo credit: SIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images
As the world comes to terms with the recent Ebola outbreak, several ethical questions have arisen, many of which relate to the distributions of Ebola vaccines, and who should be given priority.
Was it ethical for the two American missionaries to receive treatment for Ebola ahead of the local Liberian population?
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged Africa, Bioethics, Celia B. Fisher, Christian, Ebola, Ethics, Liberia, Missionaries, Morality, vaccine trials, Vaccines
FCRH Deans Lenis and Parmach and Fordham students in attendance at the April 28th conference. Photo by Bruce Gilbert.
At a recent interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, a distinguished panel comprised of university presidents, academics, and the Under Secretary of Education discussed the value of liberal arts education. Each speaker made compelling arguments highlighting the importance and value of liberal arts education, including information about cost, salary, lifetime learning, the residential college campus experience, and even the history of the debate on the worth of liberal arts education.
Posted in Fordham University Conferences and Events, Fordham University Student Voices
Tagged Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Ethics, FCLC Honors Program, Fordham University, James Van Wyck, liberal arts education, moral formation, student concerns, student debt, student perspectives, students
The Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute is delighted to announce that the following individuals have been selected as the 2014 fellows:
Posted in Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Abby Rudolph, Aranansu Talukdar, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Drug use, Erin Bonar, Faith Fletcher, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV Prevention, Julia Lechuga, Medical College Kolkata, NIDA, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Substance use, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Texas - El Paso
The panel addresses the value of liberal arts education. Photo by Bruce Gilbert
What is the value of a liberal arts education, and what place does it have in America’s future? An interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education on April 28 addressed these issues, and featured presentations from several leading liberal arts scholars, including Acting Under Secretary of Education, Jamienne Studley.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University Conferences and Events
Tagged Andrew Delbanco, Celia B. Fisher, Center for College Affordability and Accountability, Center for Ethics Education, Colorado College, Columbia University, Eva Badowska, Fordham University, Jamienne Studley, Jill Tiefenthaler, liberal arts education, Liberal education, Rebecca Chopp, Richard Vedder, Swarthmore College, U.S. Department of Education, Value
RETI Cohort 1& 2 Fellows and Faculty
Six Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) Fellows recently published articles in a special issue of the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics (JERHRE). The special issue highlights recent innovative research and scholarship on ethical issues critical to the responsible conduct of HIV prevention research.
Posted in Evidence-Based Ethics, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Brenda L. Curtis, Celia B. Fisher, Cynthia R. Pearson, Elizabeth Reed, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, HIV Prevention, JERHRE, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Kristen Underhill, Kristin M. Kostick, Lianne Urada, Research Ethics, Special issue
Are you interested in studying ethics, but have questions about future careers in the field? The Center for Ethics Education’s second annual Careers in Ethics panel will give students the opportunity to learn and ask questions about potential careers in the interdisciplinary field of ethics.
“Our exciting panel showcases the amazing achievements of our alumni from the Ethics and Society program, as well as professionals affiliated with the Ethics Center who are engaged in ethics-related careers,” said Adam Fried, Ph.D., assistant director for the Center for Ethics Education, director of the M.A. in Ethics and Society, and interdisciplinary minor in Bioethics, and moderator of the event. “Panelists will discuss their own professional paths and explain how students can pursue careers in ethics in a wide variety of professions, including those in health care, business, law, and compliance.”
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Tagged Adam L. Fried, Beth Israel Medical Center, Bioethics, Careers in Ethics, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Elizabeth Yuko, Fordham University, Naomi Dreisinger, Patricia Voorhees, Stefanie Juell, University of Colorado Denver