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.

spring 2023 events

We hope you will join us for our ethics in society lecture series in Spring 2023. Check out our You Tube channel to catch up on events you missed or listen to them on our podcast, Life Is Better With Ethics.

Our book clubs for Spring 2023 are registering participants now!


Ethics Center Director Sandra L. Borden was selected for a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Spain in 2022-23.

Ethics Center board member Charlie Kurth has received a 2022-23 Emerging Scholar Award from Western Michigan University in addition to a prestigious fellowship at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.

The Ethics Center's founding director and current director, Michael Pritchard and Sandra L. Borden, contributed to a special issue of the journal Teaching Ethics on The Ethics of Ethics Centers. Their article, "In Support of a 'Generalist' Orientation for an Ethics Center," appears in Volume 21, Issue 2.

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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We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples, and their continued presence.