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 2019 events

Don't miss the ethics in society lecture series.

Sign up for one of our book clubs.


WMUK interviews 2019 Winnie Veenstra Peace Lecture speaker Susan Benesch, director of the Dangerous Speech Project.

Listen to the Ethics Center's very first podcast! The center's graduate assistant, Taylor Koopman, hosts WMU philosopher Charlie Kurth, who talked about politicians and anxiety on March 12.

The Ethics Center has announced the winners of its first essay contest! Join us on January 22 to honor the winners and discuss their papers.

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.