Upcoming Ethics Events
Past Ethics Events
In Good Conscience: Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism, Violence, and Limited Resources
April 5th, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m. | Fordham Law School
Pervasive fears sparked by acts of terror, violent crime and resource scarcity test our values and raise critical questions about how enduring our support for human rights may be.
When does the right to live safely and securely trump our obligation to uphold basic human rights? Is our attitude toward extreme remedies such as capital punishment and torture rooted in principle or in pragmatism? What do we owe survivors of genocide and other tragedies?
Speakers include Ivan Simonovic (Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations), Consolee Nishimwee (Author of “Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience, and Hope”), and Dr. Celia B. Fisher (Director of the Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University). The event will be moderated Dr. Andrea Bartoli (Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University).
Join us for a forum on the challenge of upholding human rights, compassion and justice in an increasingly insecure world.
Humanizing Medicine: The Achievements and Future of Palliative Care
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | 4 p.m. Faculty Panel | 5:30 p.m. Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | Tognino Hall | Duane Library | Rose Hill Campus | Fordham University
The Fordham University Science Council and Global Health Care Innovation Management Center cordially invite you and a guest to a special lecture by Philip A. Pizzo, MD, FCRH ’66, David and Susan Heckerman Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology, Founding Director of the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute, and former dean of Stanford University School of Medicine
October 8, 2015 | 6-8 p.m. | Fordham University Lincoln Center
None of His Business?- Pope Francis on Climate Change and the EconomyWhile contested the latest papal Encyclical “Laudato Si” challenges the way we think about business and puts the challenge of climate change within the context of moral and spiritual teaching. Come join globally respected thought leaders from Academia, Practice and the Media to discuss whether, why, and how the Pope’s latest encyclical matters for business and the move towards a low-carbon economy.
Introduction and Moderation by
- Msgr. Joseph Quinn, Vice president for University mission and ministry at Fordham University
- Michael Pirson, Associate Professor, Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University
- Hunter Lovins, Pioneer of sustainable business practice, Professor, Author,and Advisor
- Andrew Winston, CEO Winston Eco-strategies, internationally acclaimed author and consultant
- Jo Confino, Executive Editor, Huffington Post and former Executive Editor, The Guardian
Date: Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library, Rose Hill Campus
RSVP: Register here.
“Governance and Trust in Healthcare Innovation: Ranking New Drugs and Pharmaceutical Companies on Ethics & Transparency.”
Dr. Jennifer Miller, NYU
September 9, 2015 | 4 p.m. | Lowenstein 12th Floor Lounge, Fordham University Lincoln Center
McGannon Center Technology & Society Lecture Series:
“Bringing the Message to LGBTQ Youth Around the World? Online Activism, Translation and Cultural Work”
Careers in Ethics Panel 2015
Tuesday, April 28 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Campbell Multipurpose Room | Rose Hill Campus
Interested in a career in ethics? Join us for an exciting panel of professionals and Ethics and Society alumni engaged in ethics-related careers.
Moderated by Adam Fried, Ph.D. Director, MA Ethics and Society Program
Fordham Center for Ethics Education Faculty Seminar on “Perspective on Moral Worth: What We Owe to Others and Why”
Wednesday, April 15 | Rose Hill
Our next CEE Faculty Ethics Seminar Luncheon on April 15th at around 12:30 on RH. The talk will be given by a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics student Joe Vukov and is tentatively titled “Perspectives on Moral Worth: What We Owe to Others and Why.” It will focus on topics related to personhood of individuals with brain damage Dr. Charlie Camosy will give a brief response.
Film GSAS Futures Event: Augusta Rohrbach on “Breaking and Entering: Finding New Ways to Communicate Scholarship”
Thursday, March 12 | Rose Hill, Keating Hall 124
Have an idea for an academic journal article and/or a digital project? This workshop will help you think about how these modes of circulation are related. In an engaging workshop format, Dr. Rohrbach will discuss the complementary relationship that exists between the academic journal submission process and the development of digital projects.
Drawing on her experiences as an academic journal editor and as the creator of multiple digital projects, Dr. Rohrbach will lead an interactive workshop that will use samples from both the academic journal submission process (original submissions, reader’s reports, revised drafts, editorial letters, etc) as well as examples of successful digital projects.
*If you’d like, bring academic journal articles and/or digital projects you’re working on.
Learn more at http://augustarohrbach.org/.
Film Screening: The Laramie Project
Saturday, March 7th, and Sunday, March 8th, at 7:00pm | Collins Auditorium | Free Admission
The Laramie Project examines the impact felt by the residents of Laramie, Wyoming following the torture and murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, by two of his peers in 1998. This play is constructed from a collection of interviews, journal entries, court documents, and other found texts. Nine actors, who play a combined 65 characters, help explore such themes as hate, hope, crime and justice, religion, social and sexual identity, “us and them,” media invasion, and discrimination. More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.
Film Screening: “In Our Son’s Name”
Thursday, February 24, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. Keating First, Keating Hall, Rose Hill Campus
The film follows Fordham Professor Orlando Rodgriguez, and his wife Phyllis, in their quest to make peace in the post-9/11 world dominated by war after the loss of their son, Gregory, in the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Orlando & Phyllis Rodriguez and the filmmaker, Gayla Jamison. Sponsored by the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.
LGBTQForum: Empowerment, Humanitarian Aid and the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations
Thursday, February 27, 2015 | 12:30 – 2:30 pm | Bateman Room – Fordham Law School
The Latin American and Latino Studies Institute presents this panel featuring renowned Cuba scholars and humanitarian aid activists, Margaret Crahan, Sujatha Fernandes, and Alberto R. Tornés who will explore the impact of the normalization of US-Cuba relations on the empowerment of the Cuban people and on our humanitarian assistance to the island.
LGBTQ Health Disparities Lecture
Thursday 2/5 | 6:30 pm | Tognino Hall, Duane Library (RH)
The Center for Ethics Education is co-sponsoring (with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Women’s Studies, and the Fordham Minority Association for Pre-Health Students) a lecture on LGBTQ Health Disparities, delivered by emergency room physician and professor Dr. John Sanchez. Contact Dr. Adam Fried email@example.com for more information.
“The Man Who Saved the World”
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 | 4:00 PM
Freeman Hall 103 | Rose Hill Campus
On February 3, 2015, colleges and universities across the country will take part in a National Screening Day of The Man Who Saved the World, a soon-to-be released film that has been receiving awards and standing ovations at screenings around the world. The film tells the powerful story of Soviet Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who single-handedly averted nuclear war in 1983 by deciding to follow conscience over protocol.
Michael Peppard, Assistant Professor, Theology Department, has coordinated with the film’s producers to have Fordham be one of the campuses to show the movie. We hope that you will attend this outstanding event. You can watch the movie’s trailer HERE.
This is perhaps the finest film about nuclear issues ever made, in no small part because it’s the tale of a broken hero’s redemption, rather than a preachy documentary about “an issue.” The film provides an important entry point for students (and really, anyone) to consider the scientific, ethical and moral challenges presented by nuclear weapons. Let’s help this movie develop the broad viewing that it deserves.
RSVP and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum: Beyond Extremism: Reclaiming Religion’s Peacebuilding Capacity in an Unstable World
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 6 pm | Constantino Room – Fordham Law School
Join us for a forum on how religious leaders and foreign policy makers can collaborate to lay the foundations for peace in hotspots around the globe. The panel will include: R. Scott Appleby, Dean – University of Notre Dame; Shaun Casey, Special Advisor, U.S. State Dept.; Robin Wright, journalist/policy analyst/author; and Eliza Griswold, author. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
Faculty Seminar: Peace and Justice in a World at War
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 12 pm, Rose Hill Campus
Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion of the short biography of Thomas Merton’s life (Thomas Merton, Faithful Visionary by Michael Higgins). Merton, a monk, writer, spiritual seeker, and peace activist, wrote over 70 books, often covering themes of justice and pacifism. Sponsored by the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies and the Fordham Center for Ethics Education. Please e-mail email@example.com if you’re interested in participating and would like to receive a complimentary copy of Merton’s biography.
Lecture: Securing Civil and Human Rights for Prisoners
Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 12:30 – 1:50 p.m. | Fordham Law School
Karen L. Murtagh, the executive director of Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York, will be the featured speaker. Sponsored by the Feerick Center for Social Justice. View more information and information to RSVP. Free and open to the public.
Lecture: Liberation, Policing and Justice: Mass Incarceration in the 21st Century
Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 3940 North Broadway, New York, NY 10032
Theologian Dr. James H. Cone will be the keynote speaker at this day-long event sponsored by the Fordham University African and African American Studies Department.
Forum: Second Annual Current Ethics Issues in Corporate Litigation
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Fordham Law School
Featured speakers include Steven Cutler (General Counsel, JP Morgan Chase), Burce Green (Director, Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University), Nicole Hyland (Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit, Klein & Selz) and Harry Weiss (Partner, WilmerHale). View more information and information to RSVP. Free and open to the public.
Words Matter: Blogs & Social Engagement in the 21st Century
October 22, 2014 | 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus, Campbell Multipurpose Room
The Fordham Center for Ethics Education invites you to join Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, editor of Ethics & Society, for an introductory workshop on blog writing. This event is open to all students. Learn how to contribute to the Student Voices section of Ethics & Society as a first step towards being a part of a media voice for change.
The 21st century is marked by heightened concern over the need for moral leadership that will improve our lives and ensure the health and just future of the world. The need for ethical discourse in academic, professional, and public life has never been more urgent. Blogging has become a way to have a major voice in critical social debates reaching across the globe.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 20th to participate.
Part-time for All: Creating New Norms of Work and Care
Natural Law Colloquium | Fall 2014 Lecture
Wednesday, November 19th, 6-8 p.m. | Lincoln Center Campus – Fordham University School of Law – Costantino (2-02A, 2-02B & 2-02C)
Jennifer Nedelsky is Professor in the Faculty of Law and Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Her current work is concentrated on feminist theory, theories of judgment, and the transformation of norms of work and care. Her most recent book is Law’s Relations: A Relational Theory of Self, Autonomy, and Law (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is close to completing a book on Judgment in Law and Life, and she is currently working on a book tentatively titled, Part Time for All: Creating New Norms of Work and Care.
Jeffrey Flynn, Fordham Department of Philosophy
Clare Huntington, Fordham Law School
CLE CREDIT has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for a maximum of 2 (two) non-transitional, ethics credits.
TEDMED LIve 2014 Film Screening: “We Just Don’t Know”
September 15, 2014 | 7 p.m. | Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
This simulcast video will feature short talks about the transformations in medicine that occur when we realize the limits of our professional knowledge. Featuring talks by prominent bioethicists, physicians, policy-makers, musicians, neuroscientists, and comedians.
This event is sponsored by Fordham Pre-Health Dean’s Office, Undergraduate Minor in Bioethics, Pre-law, Laennec Society, and the Pre-Dental Society.
TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life whose goal is to seed the innovations in health and medicine of today, making the breakthroughs of tomorrow possible.
A Crisis of Conscience: What Do We Owe Immigrant Youth and Families?
September 16, 2014 | 6 p.m. | Lincoln Center Campus
113 West 60th Street, Pope Auditorium
As thousands of unaccompanied children stream into the United States and thousands more remain behind while their parents are deported, Americans remain sharply divided about what constitutes a just policy toward immigrant youth and families.
How do we balance the best interests of children and parents against U.S. economic aspirations and a sharply divided electorate?
Ken Salazar, former U.S. Senator from Colorado, Democrat, and 50th U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Sarah Burr, former Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice
Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition
David Ushery, journalist and host of NBC’s The Debrief with David Ushery
Free and open to the public. RSVP: email@example.com or 212-636-7347
Evolution and Creation: A Dialogue Toward Ethics by Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | Lowenstein Center
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th St. | New York City
Guided by this often unheeded biblical advice, this lecture will ask about the world we inhabit and listen to the answers of the gorgeous diversity of living species on this planet. Scientifically, they will say: we have evolved. Theologically, they will teach: we are God’s beloved creation. At this time of undoubted ecological crisis, responsible dialogue between these two points of view invigorates ethical behavior that cares for plants and animals with a passion integral to love for the living God. If one sees that the evolving community of life on Earth is a natural marvel which at the same time continues to be the dwelling place of the Spirit of God, and if one then realizes its ruination is a natural disaster as well as an unspeakable sin, then deep affection shown in action on behalf of eco-justice becomes essential for humans who wish to walk a religious path.
Nobel Lecture Series: Amartya Sen — “Why Do We Tolerate Poverty in a Rich World?”
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus, Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
The Fordham University Nobel Lecture Series, Sponsored by Dominick Salvatore and the Department of Economics presents a lecture by Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics in 1988, entitled “Why Do We Tolerate Poverty in a Rich World?” Professor Salvatore will introduce the speaker and topic. Refreshments will be served in the O’Hare Special Collections Room on the 4th Floor of Walsh Library from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
A Call to Advocacy: The Past, Present and Future of Child Well-Being
April 23, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus, Keating Hall, 1st Floor Auditorium
The Future Child Advocates of Fordham presents a multidisciplinary conference featuring some of the country’s renowned child care professionals examining the intersection of social, legal, psychological, and medical approaches to protecting vulnerable youth.
Joshua L. Brown, Ph.D. (Opening Remarks)
Michael Menconi, FCRH ’15 (Child Advocacy and The Future Child Advocates of America)
Bernard Dreyer, M.D., FAAP (A Strategic Agenda to Address the Effects of Poverty on Child Health and Well-Being)
Linda Cahill, M.D., FAAP (Child Abuse and Maltreatment: The Public Response)
Christine Deyss, M.S. (Child Abuse Prevention Efforts in New York State)
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Value of Liberal Arts Education and America’s Future
April 28 2014 | Lincoln Center Campus, 140 W. 62nd St., 12th Floor Lounge
2014 Center for Ethics Education Annual Conference
The current economic climate has raised critical questions regarding the cost, scope and purpose of a college education in the United States, including the value of liberal arts curricula. Traditionally, American higher education sought to teach critical thinking skills, foster leadership abilities, prepare students for future careers, and produce ethically informed and engaged citizens. Recent concerns about soaring student debt and narrowing job opportunities, however, have prompted calls for colleges to prioritize vocational and technical instruction aimed at preparing students for immediate employment, raising fundamental questions about the moral ramifications of disinvestment in liberal arts education. This multidisciplinary conference will address urgent concerns regarding the cost and content of college education, examining the value of the liberal arts in shaping active moral leaders to promote the common good.
Cultivating Moral Persons: Buddhist Ethics in Conversation
Wednesday, November 13 | 12 – 1 :15p.m. | O’Hare Special Collections Room, Walsh Family Library, Fordham College Rose Hill
Dr. Joshua Schapiro, postdoctoral fellow in theology at Fordham University, will discuss Buddhist forms of meditation that treat bodily discomfort and anguish as positive forces in service of ethical growth: meditations that strengthen practitioners’ resolve to prioritize the wellbeing of others over themselves. Dr. Christopher Gowans (Philosophy) will offer a brief response.
Co-sponsored by the Fordham Center for Ethics Education and the Department of Theology.
Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy Seminar Series:
Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity
December 12 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, McMahon Hall Room 109
The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy and Fordham University Faculty present Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity, as part of their Seminar Series on antisemitism in comparative perspective. The speaker will be Charles Asher Small, D. Phil., director of the ISGAP, and Koret Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Seminars are open to the university community (undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty) and the interested public. Please visit http://www.isgap.org for more information.
The Future of Commonsense Gun Regulation: Where do We Go From Here
January 21 | 6 p.m. | Corrigan Conference Center, Lincoln Center Campus
In light of last year’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, vigorous communities of both pro-and anti-gun advocates have sprung up online in what Saul Cornell, Ph.D., the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History and leading expert on the Second Amendment calls “a new sphere of cyber space where they can continue to advocate.”
On Jan. 21, 2014, at 6 p.m. Fordham University’s Department of History will get involved in the conversation when it sponsors “The Future of Commonsense Gun Regulation: Where do We Go From Here?” The event will take place in the Corrigan Conference Center on Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus.
Cornell will moderate the conversation of panelists who include:
- Robert Spitzer, distinguished service professor and chair of political science at SUNY Cortland, a leading authority on the politics of gun control, the presidency, and congress.
- Kristin A. Goss, associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, an expert on the gun control movement, woman’s political activism, and philanthropy.
This session will take stock of the current situation and offer some insight into the future of the gun debate in America.
The event is sponsored by the Department of History, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Dean of Fordham College Rose Hill.
For more information contact Kirsten Swinth, Ph.D. at swinth@fordham.
Keeping the ‘Care’ in Healthcare
Wednesday, March 5 | 6 p.m. | Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library
A Conversation with Frank A. Corvino, Ph’71
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive VP, Yale New Haven Health System
Moderated by Mary Jane O’Connell, Ph.D., Esp.
RSVP via this form.
Black Women, the Black Church, and a Womanist Reimagining of the Doctrine of the Incarnation
Monday, March 10 | 4 p.m. | Location to be Announced
This lecture features Eboni Marshall Turman is Assistant Research Professor of Black Church Studies at The Divinity School, Duke University. Her primary teaching interests span the breadth of social ethics as a discipline, most especially the historical development of American theological liberalism, including liberation theology and ethics, sexual, and postcolonial ethics.
This lecture is partially sponsored by a generous grant from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
Natural Law Colloquium: Goodness Grotius: Pirates, Prizes, and the Boy Genius who Revolutionized War
Scott Shapiro, Yale Law School
Thursday, March 13 | 6-8 p.m. | McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Campus
Careers in Ethics Panel
March 27 2014 | 6 pm | Rose Hill Campus
Ethics professionals and recent Ethics and Society graduates will participate in an interactive panel about ethics-related careers.