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 2021 events

We hope you will join us for our new ethics in society lecture series. Check back for updated listings!

Our book clubs for fall 2021 are filling up fast!


Ethics Center Director Sandra Borden's new book, The Routledge Companion to Media and Poverty, was published in July.

Dursun Peksen, Dunavant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis, spoke on April 5, 2021, about “Political Effectiveness, Negative Externalities, and the Ethics of Economic Sanctions.” Watch the video or listen to the podcast.

Ethics Center advisory board member Fritz Allhoff was interviewed for the article "Unmasking the Stigma Surrounding Face Coverings."

Ethics Center advisory board member Charlie Kurth talked about the upside of pandemic-related anxiety in a Washington Post opinion piece.

A memorial fund has been set up for the Ethics Center's former associate director and co-founder, Dr. Shirley Bach. The fund will pay for student awards for an essay contest in her name.

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