Panel discussion will kick off new ethics conversations from IU Ethics Bowl

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino

An Oct. 17 panel discussion about values that should guide working life will kick off a new series of ethics conversations organized by the IU Ethics Bowl program.

This first installment will begin a fresh dialogue about ethics geared toward undergraduate students. The discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

IU Ethics Bowl team member Nikhil Nandu, center, directs a discussion at his table at a recent Ethics Night at the Hutton Honors College.

IU Ethics Bowl team member Nikhil Nandu, center, directs a discussion at his table at a recent Ethics Night at the Hutton Honors College.

The panel will feature IU faculty members Eliza Pavalko, the Allen D. and Polly S. Grimshaw Professor of Sociology and IU Bloomington vice provost for faculty and academic affairs; Jamie Prenkert, professor in the Department of Business Law and Ethics of the Kelley School of Business; and Joe Varga, assistant professor in the Department of Labor Studies in the School of Social Work.

This IU Ethics Bowl series is a new way to focus on students’ interests and experiences.

“The idea for the discussions grew out of a sense that college students are navigating a lot of challenges and a lot of high expectations, and that there’s a real need for a space where students can come together to think through some of the ethical dimensions of their own everyday experiences,” Ethics Bowl program coordinator Joe Bartzel said.

Bartzel has been working with Ph.D. candidate Sarah Adams to organize the upcoming discussions. In November, the conversation will focus on competing demands regarding a well-rounded education.

IU Ethics Bowl is a part of the Political and Civic Engagement program. It also has a longstanding relationship with the Hutton Honors College and is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Business Law and Ethics in the Kelley School of Business.

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