ASU Lincoln Ethics Symposium 2013

Here is some news about a symposium that would certainly be worth your time: On November 12, Arizona State University’s Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics holds an event that asks, “Are We Smart Enough to Save Ourselves? Are We Kind Enough to Save Each Other?”

“Hundreds of students and community members will question their collective conscience about timely and troubling human rights and sustainability issues during Arizona State University’s 4th Annual Lincoln Ethics Symposium. This year’s popular forum is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon November 12 on the Tempe campus.”

“‘The real take-home of the symposium is that ethical issues are challenging but also fun to engage,’ said Professor Jason Robert, interim director of ASU’s Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. ‘And there are no easy answers no matter how simple the questions might appear.’”

ASU Lincoln Center logo“According to Robert, the Lincoln Ethics Symposium inherits its topics annually from the high-profile summer education series at Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua is a not-for-profit community in southwestern New York dedicated to exploring the best in human values and the enrichment of life.”

“‘Every summer, a group of Lincoln professors and fellows spend a week at Chautauqua engaged in a series of conversations,’ Robert said. ‘Last year, we looked at the ethics of cheating, while this year, we had the opportunity to explore markets and morals through the lens of human rights and sustainability. Next year, our focus will be the ethics of privacy.’”

“Designed for students and the community, the 4th Annual Lincoln Ethics Symposium at ASU is free and open to the public with limited seating in Memorial Union’s Ventana Ballroom. Interested persons should contact Programs Director Kelly O’Brien at with questions and to confirm attendance. Information about the Lincoln Center is available here.

More information about the free 9-to-noon event is here.