Citizenship and the Public Good
Amidst declining civic involvement and growing cynicism toward public institutions, universities must take seriously their role in cultivating and forming tomorrow's leaders. Inherent in this work is the need to develop in those future leaders the required intellectual rigor, ethical awareness, and concern for the common good.
University students, with their intense but often inchoate passion for service and the advancement of humane values, have the potential to develop the ethical leadership required to address the pressing moral, social, political, and economic challenges faced by the United States and the world. The D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics and Servant Leadership works to help today's Emory University students become tomorrow's ethical leaders by building strong connections between teaching, research, and service. The EASL Program is generously funded by an endowment from Mr. William B. Turner in memory of his father, D. Abbott Turner.
For more information on EASL contact
Director, Edward Queen
Assistant Director, Carlton Mackey.
Ethics & the Arts
The Emory University Center for Ethics announces the Ethics & the Arts Initiative. The goal of the Ethics & the Arts Initiative is to encourage ethical dialogue and debate through and about the arts and to partner with signature Atlanta Community organizations to demonstrate the way art challenges our perspectives. The production of art, its role in public conversation, its preservation, and its presentation all provoke us to confront ethical challenges, sometimes in startling new ways.
For more information about the Ethics and Arts Initiative contact Carlton Mackey, Director
Health, Science & Ethics
The Health, Science, & Ethics Pillar is the largest in the CENTER FOR ETHICS. We live in an era of the biomedicalization of life, where medical and biotechnological progress pose unprecedented ethical challenges. How should we negotiate the challenges medical technology has created in how we are born, treat our illnesses, and die? Who should guide us in the dilemmas posed by biotechnologies such as synthetic biology and genetics, our ability to micromanage our minds and moods with lifestyle drugs, or the integration of computer technologies into the human body? The Health, Science, & Ethics Pillar includes the Master of Arts in Bioethics, the Bioethics Consultation Program, The Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia, the Neuroethics Program, the Religion and Bioethics Initiative, Public Health Ethics, and teaching health and science ethics throughout the university.
Organizational & Corporate Ethics Pillar
In a world of multi-national corporate commerce and the interdependency of international non-governmental organizations, corporate responsibility, reflective and intentional institutional service, and collaborative solutions to global problems become imperative. Corporations are focusing more closely on human rights, sustainability, community engagement, and other socially responsible approaches to their work. The ethical challenges are not simple; organizations must struggle with the needs of multiple stakeholders, regional social and cultural differences, and pressing economic and political realities. The Organizational & Corporate Ethics Pillar focuses on for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and includes collaboration with the Goizueta School of Business and Atlanta-based corporations and NGOs.