In a workshop that meets twice a month, fellows will present their research and reflect upon the ethical questions it raises substantively and methodologically. In addition, the workshop this year will address broad, enduring questions about ethics and the academy, including:
What obligations do universities as institutions, and researchers within them, have to serve the public good?
When controversies erupt on campus, what values should guide their resolution?
Who gets admitted to selective universities and why?
We will consider the foundational values (e.g., justice, equality, freedom) underlying debates about these questions, and consider the tensions among them both in theory and in the policies that shape academic life. Through the workshop, fellows will gain exposure to an array of perspectives and methodologies for thinking about ethical issues specific to their research, within the academic community, and more broadly within society.
Open to PhD students in all fields of study.