Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Robert Landenson, founder of Ethics Bowl, speaks at Roundtable on Brainstorming Ideas on Education and Deliberation

Earlier this month, emeritus professor Robert Ladenson was invited to speak at a roundtable discussion organized by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues that focused on brainstorming ideas on education and deliberation. Dr. Ladenson discussed how the Ethics Bowl has been used around the country by high schools and universities to help students not only to learn about important ethical issues, but also deliberate and discuss these issues in the form of a competition.

You read the blog post about this event at http://blog.bioethics.gov/2015/09/02/roundtable-brainstorming-ideas-on-education-and-deliberation/.

Friday, September 4, 2015

CSEP Bioethics Journal Club: Next Meeting Wednesday, September 16

The Ethics Center is holding its next  Bioethics Journal Club on Wednesday, September 16th at 12:50 in Hermann Hall Room 205.  

The next article we will be reading is "Beyond Point-and-Shoot Morality: Why Cognitive (Neuro)Science Matters for Ethics", by Joshua Green. 

The abstract of the article we will be reading  for this session can be found here: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/675875?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

The journal club will meet every two weeks for the rest of this semester. Participants are welcome to propose future articles for discussion.

Everybody interested in discussing bioethics issues is very welcome!

If you are interested in joining, please contact Elisabeth Hildt at ehildt@iit.edu

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Join CSEP's Bioethics Journal Club!

The Ethics Center is launching a Bioethics Journal Club that will meet regularly to discuss recent academic articles on a variety of topics. 

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 2, at noon.

Everybody interested in discussing bioethics issues is very welcome!

The title and abstract of the article we will be reading  for the first session can be found here:

Participants are welcome to propose future articles for discussion.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Elisabeth Hildt at ehildt@iit.edu

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Books at the CSEP Library

We have another round of new books ready to be checked out at the Ethics Center Library!

Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
Patricia S. Churchland
Human Identity and Bioethics
David DeGrazia
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
Daniel C. Dennett
Bioethics: A Systematic Approach
Bernard Gert
Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility
Neil Levy
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
John Locke
Reasons and Persons
Derek Parfit
Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life
Marya Schechtman
Moral Psychology: Free Will and Moral Responsibility
Walter Sinnott- Armstrong
Moral Psychology: The Cognitive Science of Morality: Intuition and Diversity
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity
Charles Taylor
Morality: An Introduction
Bernard Williams
The Variety of Values: Essays on Morality, Meaning, and Love,
Susan Wolf

Be a Judge at the 2015 IIT Tech Global Leaders Ethics Bowl!

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions invites faculty, staff and interested graduate students to participate as a judge or moderator in the Illinois Tech Global Leaders Ethics Bowl on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. on the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus.
The Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program brings 100 high-achieving, Chicago-area high school students together for a four-week, thematic program that introduces them to diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career fields and involves the students in searching for solutions to pressing world problems with significant technological and ethical aspects.
The Ethics Bowl competition will challenge the students to take what they have learned during the first weeks of the program a step further, asking them to work as a group to analyze and discuss a series of ethics cases concerning world problems such as issues surrounding emerging technologies, the environment, disease prevention, crime, and issues related to the current economy and job creation.
There will be a 45-minute training session for judges and moderators at 2 p.m., after which there will be one round of ethics bowl. The deadline to volunteer is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
If you have questions or are interested in being a part of the competition, email Kelly Laas at laas@iit.edu.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

First High School Ethics Bowl Competition


The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions would like to congratulate the students from Nicholas Senn High School, Oak Park and River Forest High School, and Pritzker College Prep for taking part on Chicago's first every high school ethics bowl event. The students took part in two rounds of ethics bowl where they discussed issues ranging from the right to privacy teens have when using social media to the ethics of using stimulants off-label for help in taking standardized tests.

CSEP is looking to plan an official regional high school ethics bowl for the Chicago area in January of 2016 (date to be determined). Winners of this competition will have the chance to take part in the National High School Ethics Bowl competition in late April of 2016 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and compete against the top high school teams from around the country.

If you are interested in learning more about the High School Ethics bowl, please visit the organization's home page at http://nhseb.unc.edu/. If you are interested in learning how to start a high school team in the Chicago area, or are interested in helping organize the regional competition, please contact Kelly Laas at laas@iit.edu.

Thanks to all the students, coaches, and judges who helped make this event a success!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lecture: Ethics of Biological Weapons Use, April 14, 12:50-130

The IIT Ethics Bowl is sponsoring a speaker event at Perlstein Hall Rm 109 from 12:50-1:30. This speaker event will cover the ethical issues surrounding biological weapons. There will also be food! Please see below for more information on our speaker. Hope to see you all there!

Adam Rouse, Legal Fellow

Adam Rouse, Legal FellowAdam Rouse is the Legal Fellow for the Institute of Science, Law, and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. During his J.D. program Adam spent time teaching high school students their constitutional rights and responsibilities as a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Fellow. Adam's written works include the intersection of attribution of hostile cyber activities with the law of armed conflict, the use of drones in domestic law enforcement, internet privacy and regulation, and space law and policy. Adam earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Argosy University, a J.D., magna cum laude, from Arizona Summit Law School, and an LL.M. in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law from the University of Nebraska College of Law.