Last week, NBC reported on the increasing use of babies and children by adults panhandling in New York City. The particular group of 9 women investigated appeared to be working in tandem, and are reportedly not homeless and have repeatedly refused shelter and services.
Residents of New York and other cities where this is occurring are faced with the daily decision of whether or not to give money to those who ask for it. What are the ethical implications of making contributions?
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged Begging, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Children, Elizabeth Yuko, Forced begging, Fordham University, Homelessness, Human trafficking, NBC, New York City, Panhandling
By: Charles M. Olbert
On September 16, the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education and Center for Religion and Culture hosted a conference to discuss whether we have a moral obligation to immigrants. Entitled “A Crisis of Conscience: What Do We Owe Immigrant Youth and Families?” the conference featured former U.S. Senator and 50th Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, former immigration judge Sarah Burr, and Gabriel Salguero, President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition. David Ushery, journalist and host of NBC’s “The Debrief” moderated the event.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University Conferences and Events, Fordham University Student Voices
Tagged APA Ethics Code, Charles Olbert, Clinical Psychology, David Ushery, Ethics, Fordham University, Gabriel Salguero, Humanitarian ethics, immigration policy, Ken Salazar, Sarah Burr, U.S. immigration, undocumented alien children
On Saturday, October 18, Fordham Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher appeared as a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss mounting discrimination towards West African immigrants in the wake of the first death from the Ebola virus in the United States.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged Aletha Maybank, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, disease, Ebola, epidemic, Fordham University, germs, Health disparities, Joy Reid, Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC, Public Health, The Reid Report, Thomas Eric Duncan, virus
The Applied Developmental Psychology doctoral program at Fordham University takes a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the study of social issues. The Fordham program has introduced three new specialities: Families, Schools, and Society; Race, Ethnicity, and Culture; and Health, Illness, and Well-Being; all of which recognize the increasing need for multidisciplinary perspectives on health promotion research and interventions across the lifespan.
The program aims to increase understanding of developmental processes, including health, academic, cognitive, social, and emotional outcomes over time. To accomplish this, they are adding to their renowned faculty a position that is open to experienced scientists in public health, education and biopsychology. To learn more about the program, please visit the Fordham ADP website. For the announcement for the new position and information on how to apply, please see the ad listing.
Posted in Fordham University Conferences and Events
Tagged Applied Developmental Psychology, biopsychology, Education, Employment, faculty position, Fordham University, Job opportunities, Jobs in Ethics, Psychology, Public Health, Tenure track