The Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society creates interdisciplinary opportunities for the University and Community to engage in public reflection about ethical issues.

fall 2020 events

We hope you enjoyed the Spring 2020 ethics in society lecture series. Details on fall 2020 programming coming soon!

Sign up for one of our book clubs in fall 2020. Check back for details!


A2Ethics, an ethics organization based in Ann Arbor, interviewed Ethics Center advisory board member Fritz Allhoff (Philosophy) and Ethics Center Director Sandra L. Borden (Communication) for its podcast series, Think Over & Above. The podcast was about their new edited book, Ethics and Error in Medicine. The topic of patient safety and justice has taken on new urgency with the COVID pandemic.

Congratulations to the winner of the Ethics Center's 2019 Essay Contest, Jacelyne Myrthil!

Listen to Ethics Center advisory board member Fritz Allhoff's interview on WMUK on the ethics of ordering online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to the Ethics Center's latest podcast! The Ethics Center's graduate assistant, Chris Popovich, concludes his two-part discussion of ethics in sports.

A memorial fund has been set up for the Ethics Center's former associate director and co-founder, Dr. Shirley Bach. To donate to awards for an essay contest in her name, visit the giving page.