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 […]

Workshop to address ethical issues in national security work

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Surveillance technology, big data analysis, national security threats and global demographics continue to evolve alongside intelligence and security work. As technologies and protocols change, so do the ethical frameworks that guide them. “Ethics in the National Security Professions,” a half-day workshop April 15 at IU Bloomington, will grapple […]

Army War College researcher to speak on deceit in the military

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre New research from an Army veteran and military researcher shows that repeated exposure to strenuous demands and the necessity to sacrifice honor for compliance has rendered many Army officers ethically numb. As a result, deception and dishonesty are rampant in the Army bureaucracy, the study finds. Deceit is […]

Sister Helen Prejean: ‘The death penalty is about us’

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: Following the New York Times bestselling book “Dead Man Walking” and the subsequent movie and opera adaptations of the same name, Sister Helen Prejean’s anti-capital punishment advocacy has permeated religious, legal, cultural and social debates. Prejean is visiting the IU campus to talk about the power of art […]

Ethics Bowl team reaches national semifinals

Congratulations to members and coaches of the Indiana University Ethics Bowl team. They reached the final four of the recent Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl national competition before falling to Taylor University, the eventual champion. “I couldn’t be prouder of our students,” said Joe Bartzel, one of the team’s coaches. “They’re sharp thinkers, they work incredibly hard, […]

IU physician to speak Thursday on treatment policy for undocumented patients

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Few topics have been so politically divisive in recent years as health care and immigration reform. Dr. Brian Decker is working to reframe the debate around treating undocumented patients as a discussion of ethical principles. This Thursday, as a part of the IU Poynter Center’s Healthcare […]

IU Ethics Bowl continues winning tradition and heads to nationals

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre “Ethics in public policy” is more often a punch line than an exercise in civil discourse. However, the IU Ethics Bowl team is seeking to change this precedent after beating 24 teams from 14 other universities at the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl hosted by Marian […]

Seminar to address ‘personal responsibility’ in health policy

Is health care a personal responsibility or society’s responsibility? Is it a private good or a public good? Those questions have grown more urgent as the U.S. struggles to contain medical costs and implement the Affordable Care Act. Eric Wright, professor and director of the Center for Health Policy in the Fairbanks School of Public […]

IU Poynter Center scholar advising NSF-funded research ethics initiative

A scholar with Indiana University’s Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions is playing a key role in developing a new, interactive resource that will help researchers incorporate ethical practices into their professional lives. Kenneth Pimple, the Poynter Center’s director of teaching research ethics programs, serves as a senior advisor with the […]