The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics fosters research into leading-edge issues in ethics and political theory, through:
• Major international conferences, including the Jean Beer Blumenfeld International Conference Series in Social and Political Thought, featuring world-class scholars exchanging and developing ideas on timeless issues such as the ethics of child rearing, death, and immigration;
• Manuscript Workshops on major forthcoming works in normative theory and practice, such as globalization, group rights, legal theory, and public policy.
• Significant Ethical Theory Conferences, often linked with leading Journals in the field, where leading scholars develop and sharpen ideas on issues such as philanthropy, the rules of war, disability, terrorism, and hate crimes.
• The Center frequently sponsors topical symposia featuring dynamic speakers offering contrasting viewpoints. These symposia are open to the public and offer an opportunity to further the conversation about timely issues. Among the programs have been forums on same-sex marriage, the living wage, and the health impact fund.
• Colloquia featuring top scholars who develop their scholarship on topical themes.