Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics- Fall 2018 News
The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics had a very productive fall 2018. It sponsored with other campus programs the 2018 ethics-in-film series. Other events included a symposium on the election, the annual Troy Moore Undergraduate Ethics Essay Contest, and a panel discussion on the ethics of commemoration.
The Center also sponsored an academic team, the 2018 Georgia State University Ethics Bowl team. Featuring 16 of GSU’s brightest undergraduates, the team spent months researching and practicing on 12 topical cases such as on the #MeToo movement, the ethics of religious dietary practices, felon disenfranchisement, fake news, racial identity, gun control, and other timely issues. The team competed against other colleges and universities at the 2018 southeast regional ethics bowl tournament in Jacksonville, FL, and performed well against the region’s best schools. The GSU ethics bowl program is part of Phil 4760, Ethics and Contemporary Public Policy, with Coach/Professor Andrew I. Cohen.
Coming up this spring: The JBB Ethics Center will sponsor a major set of programs on moral injury in April, guest speakers, and a manuscript workshop in May on a book in legal theory by Marcia Baron (philosophy, Indiana University) and featuring distinguished guest discussants. https://ethics.gsu.edu/