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 will join us for our fall 2020 ethics in society lecture series. Check back for updated listings!

Sign up for one of our book clubs in fall 2020.

Check the Ethics Center's social media for curated ethics content with a monthly theme!


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.

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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