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On November 11th, 2020, Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D. presented her most recent study findings at the “COVID-19 Research and Resources Research Forum” at Fordham University. The presentation was entitled, “Mental Health and Racial Justice in the Time of Covid-19.” During the presentation, Dr. Fisher, Professor of Psychology, Marie Ward Doty University Chair in Ethics, and Director […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine ethics: Covid could come back stronger if rich nations monopolise doses“The news that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine may prove up to 90 per cent effective at preventing symptoms of Covid has sparked something approaching euphoria across the globe. Stock markets have soared and there is speculation everything could return to “normal” by the spring. But with this […]

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STUDENT VOICESBy Gabriella Barry and Akira Collins-Hill Americans have a moral obligation and ethical responsibility to vote. As a democracy, the American people have the power to choose their governing representatives through this sacred right. In exercising this right, voters have the opportunity to express their individual values in order to influence the direction of […]

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As part of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education’s Advancing Health and Social Justice Web Series, Dr. Anthony Estreet, Dr. Gabriel Maldonado, and Dr. Kimberly Nelson led a panel on Wednesday, October 8th titled, “COVID-19 and Justice for Racial & LGBTQ Communities.” moderated by Dr. Steven Swartzer, Associate Director for Academic Programs and Strategic […]

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U.S. Election Why There is no Ethical Reason Not to Vote (Unless You Come Down with COVID-19 on Election Day)“The three most common reasons I hear are: “I don’t have enough information,” “I don’t like any of the candidates,” and “I don’t want to give this election legitimacy.” It is worth examining why, in my […]

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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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