The Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics advances practical ethical and moral understanding, analysis, and judgment. It promotes the application of techniques for making principled ethical decisions in an ever-changing world. It assists students and faculty of Ohio University and the larger community through interdisciplinary discussion, education, and collaboration.

Its particular focus is on applied and professional fields, where real-life ethical dilemmas and conflicts must be addressed and analyzed, and where ethical decison making strategies are needed. Through research and educational activities -- such as public lectures, panel discussions, seminars and workshops -- it addresses academics, professionals, business managers, public officials, policymakers, and the general public. 

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Bringing together faculty and students from a variety of Ohio University’s departments and disciplines, the Institute aims at:

  • organizing workshops & seminars for students, faculty and professionals;
  • sponsoring ethics-related student projects and research;
  • hosting lectures, conferences, and symposia;
  • reaching out to the larger community for collaboration, advice, and training; 
  • collaborating with other organizations promoting ethical causes.

Please contact us if you have an idea for a collaboration or an event, if you need ethics advice, or if you are interested in receiving training in ethical decision making strategies.

Current Activities and News

The IAPE is co-sponsoring the 2017 Lecture in Ethics of the Department of Philosophy "Is Living Longer Living Better?," by Larry S. Temkin (Rutgers), on March 27, 2017, 7-9 pm, Walter Hall 235.

For the 2017/18 academic year, the IAPE is developing

  • an ethics training workshop for OHIO faculty members,
  • a work shop on media ethics, media literacy, and privacy for high school students, and
  • a series of lectures on ethics topics. 

The IAPE has successfully applied for a PACE position for the 2017/18 academic year. 

The Director of IAPE has received an HTC Research Apprenticeship for the 2017/18 academic year to support a research project on "Compassion and Journalism."

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00-9:00 pm, Walter Hall 235
Lectures in Ethics: "Is Living Longer Living Better?"
by Larry s. Temkin (Philosophy, Rutgers University)

A public lecture on genetic enhancements and the prospect of conquering aging.
Professor Temkin will discuss speculations about the tedium of immortality as well as worries about the perils of it, before addressing a number of practical and social concerns that might arise in a society whose numbers lived super long lives. He will conclude by arguing for his own views about the shape of human life and the important impersonal reasons to prefer an outcome where countless different generations live finite lives.



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