Monday, November 13, 2017

Volunteer at the Chicago Regional High School Ethics Bowl on January 20th

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the Chicago High School Ethics Bowl Regional Competition which will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Illinois Institute of Technology's main campus. The event is co-hosted by the University of Chicago's Winning Words program and  Illinois Tech's Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions. We will have teams from  Chicago-area high schools – both public, charter, and private - competing, and it should be a day of lively discussion and debate!

During an ethics bowl, teams are presented with ethical dilemmas which they have had the opportunity to study and analyze and are asked questions about the cases. They are then judged on the quality of their analysis of each situation. The event is competitive but not adversarial: teams can agree but for different reasons. The format allows for teams to respond to each other, and to respond to questions from the judges; the goal is to raise students’ ethical awareness and sensitivity, encourage collaborative thinking and promote civil discourse.

The day will start at 8:30 am with a judges' and moderators' orientation and run until around 3:30 pm.

We welcome individuals of any background to join us as either moderators or judges, all you need is an interest in ethics and in hearing some of the best and brightest student in Chicago discuss some of the central ethical issues of our day.

If you are interested in participating or have questions. please email Kelly Laas at

All the best and looking for another successful Ethics Bowl Season!

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