Ethics Bowl

Since 2010, the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics and the Center for Ethics – Student Forum gather a group of Georgia State’s best students to participate in the southeast regional Ethics Bowl. Very briefly, the point of Ethics Bowl is for students to research and prepare arguments revolving around a series of cases in ethics, applied ethics, and public policy. Students prepare for the Ethics Bowl as part of an upper division class in ethics, Ethics and Contemporary Public Policy.

The students on the academic team meet in a weekend regional competition each November in Clearwater, Florida. Students spend weeks preparing to present on these cases. They immerse themselves in the research and practice extensively. They learn a lot. If they place among the best in the region, they are invited to the national competition in the Spring.

People who are curious about Ethics Bowl can contact the coach, Andrew I. Cohen,  aicohen@gsu.edu. They can read about the Ethics Bowl at the website of the sponsoring professional organization, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

The 2015 Georgia State University Ethics Bowl team is:

Azeen Afshar
Mamta Chaudhary
Crystal Chisholm
Samuel Cole
Leesa Guarnotta
Kevin Harden
Ashley Houston
India Lewis
Samuel McCandless
Graham McMurray
Christian Pruitt
Kathryn Rion
Gracen Short
Sophia Welf
Lindsay Wilson

The graduate assistant for the course is Suzanne Neefus.

This year’s regional cases can be found here.