The Center for the Study of Ethics in Society at Western Michigan University has put together a podcast series to preview upcoming events in the center's programming, highlight ethics-related activities around campus and the wider community, and initiate conversations about timely topics with an ethical dimension. Check back often for the latest episode!
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.”
In our third episode of the spring 2020 semester, we discuss the ethical issues pertaining to concussions in the NFL, including notable former players with CTE and the future of the NFL. For more information about CTE, see this article from the Boston University CTE Center. Host: Chris Popovich
University of Kansas professor of humanities Devon Mihesuah delivers her Feb. 6, 2020, talk for the Ethics Center.
In the first episode of the spring 2020 semester, we discuss ethical issues pertaining to sports, including cheating and whether student athletes should receive compensation. For more context on the Houston Astros scandal, see this story in Time magazine or this story from BleacherReport. Host: Chris Popovich
The Right(s) Issue
Northern Illinois University professor of communication David J. Gunkel talks about his Oct. 23, 2019, talk for the Ethics Center. Host: Taylor Koopman
Race and the Politics of Loss
Western Michigan University assistant professor of philosophy Ashley Atkins chats about her Oct. 4, 2019, talk for the Ethics Center. Host: Taylor Koopman
The Politics of Denial
University of Passau professor of international relations Bernhard Stahl delivers his Sept. 4, 2019, talk for the Ethics Center.
The Silencing of Mass Atrocities
University of Passau professor of international relations Bernhard Stahl talks about his Sept. 4, 2019, talk for the Ethics Center. Host: Taylor Koopman.
Should Politicians Be Anxious?
Western Michigan University associate professor of philosophy Charlie Kurth chats about his March 12, 2019, talk for the Ethics Center. Host: Taylor Koopman.