The Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society encourages and supports research, teaching and service to the University and community in areas of applied and professional ethics.

Spring 2018 events

Don't miss the ethics in society lecture series this semester.

Our first book club of the semester starts Jan. 16. Sign up at


Dr. Shirley Bach, professor emerita of philosophy and internationally recognized authority on biomedical ethics, died in Kalamazoo Feb. 13. She was 86. A funeral service is set for 2 p.m.Feb. 16 at Temple B'Nai Israel, 4409 Grand Prairie Road in Kalamazoo.

Make plans to attend the mini-conference on Ethics and Error in Medicine in March in Chicago. The keynote speaker is Dr. Martin Makary of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The 2017 Ethics Bowl team finished its regional competition undefeated.