Ethics Bowl

Since 2010, the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics has sponsored a group of Georgia State’s best students to participate in Ethics Bowl tournaments. The GSU Ethics Bowl program is also grateful to acknowledge cosponsors: The Center for Ethics Student Forum and Phi Sigma Tau Zeta (GA).

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.

Students spend weeks preparing to present on these cases. The students on the academic team travel to various regional competitions. 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,  [email protected]. They can read about the Ethics Bowl at the website of the sponsoring professional organization, the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

GSU’s 2023 Ethics Bowl team competed with two squads at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl Tournament in November. Both squads competed well, with each finishing with a record of 2-2. Among their wins were matches against teams that finished in the top 4. The 2023 team was Lauren Adams, Arturo Alfaro, Surrena Copeland, Mercier Dearwent, Bernard Gatheca Mwangi, Katia Hurtado, Moses Lopez, Erin Lowenstein, Tara McCartney, Taylor Money-Worthy, Amasis Obsidian, Raj Patel, Nandi Pemberton, Malia Roberson, Maya Roper. The Assistant Coach was Nikki Fonville, who competed on the 2022 squad.

Part of the 2023 GSU Ethics Bowl team at the Mid-Atlantic tournament. Pictured L-R: Coach/Prof. Andrew I. Cohen, Arturo Alfaro, Mercier Dearwent, Malia Roberson, Lauren Adams, Surrena Copeland, Moses Lopez, Taylor Money-Worthy, Maya Roper, Nandi Pemberton.


Ethics Bowl Teams since 2010