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As part of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education‘s Advancing Health and Social Justice Web Series, Dr. Faith Fletcher and Dr. Jonathon Rendina led a panel last week (Wednesday, September 9th) on “Promoting Social Justice in Academic Institutions,” moderated by Fordham’s Dr. Selin Gulgoz, assistant professor of psychology. Both Drs. Fletcher and Rendina are alumni […]

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Education and COVID-19 An Ethical Opening for Higher Ed Institutions “The job of IRBs is to approve research involving human subjects. The ethicists, scientists and community members who staff the IRBs do risk-benefit analyses before they allow a proposed experiment to go forward. Unlike hospitals — nearly all of which have ethics committees — colleges typically […]

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Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Ethics and Social Justice Essay Prize2020 Theme: Racial Justice: Realities and Possibilities The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Ethics and Social Justice Essay Prizeis an undergraduate essay competition open to college seniors at accredited 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The competition is intended to amplify historically underrepresented voices […]

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STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE THIRD-PLACE WINNERBy Theodore Berg I have probably written between twenty and thirty pages in total about the March 5th, 2015 shooting of my father. I write about it now again, for what I doubt will be the last time, looking not to the incident itself, but to the narratives fashioned […]

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STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE SECOND-PLACE WINNERBy Elizabeth Wood Last semester I read Carl Elliott’s “The Best-Selling, Billion Dollar Pills Tested on Homeless People.” He introduces a concerning ethical dilemma, namely, the use of homeless populations as participants in phase 1 drug trials. Learning about this practice made me very uncomfortable. As a student at […]

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In honor of Juneteenth, the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education gathered articles and other resources for understanding and celebrating Juneteenth. ARTICLES “The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth” National Museum of African American History & Culture “How to take action on Juneteenth to celebrate Freedom Day” Mashable “Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever” Vox […]

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For years, leaders in public health, including members of the American Public Health Association (APHA) have been calling for the recognition of racism as a public health issue. On their website, the APHA states that racism is a “driving force of the social determinants of health (like housing, education and employment) and is a barrier […]

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STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE FIRST-PLACE WINNER By Ray Tischio In light of completing my International Studies thesis on nation-state cyber conflict this semester, I have given a lot of thought to the ethical component of this subject throughout the last few months. Although ethics was not something my thesis particularly addressed, I often found […]

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Michael Baur, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Law, Director of the Natural Law Colloquium, and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics Education at Fordham University recently spoke with Matt Galloway of CBC’s The Current on the topic of moral fatigue in everyday life during the coronavirus pandemic. Having emerged […]

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Healthcare and Public Health Johns Hopkins University & Medicine: The Unequal Cost of Social Distancing“Right now, we must recognize that we cannot expect the most marginalized among us to bear the greatest costs of social distancing for weeks or months on end. If we devise policy based on the assumption that families who cannot put […]

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