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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University


Undergraduate Program

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7:15-9:30 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below

In making hiring decisions, is it ethical for employers to take into account information about applicants that is publicly available on social media ? Was the U.S. operation that crossed into Pakistan and led to the death of Osama bin Laden morally justified? Should universities be allowed to require a brain scan as part of the admissions application if it might reveal whether the applicant is sufficiently mature to start school immediately or should wait a year or two?

These and other tough ethical questions come from recent real-world situations. Do you have answers? Can you persuade others that you are right and your arguments relevant? At this program, HHC students will explore and debate such questions, guided by current and past members of IU's Ethics Bowl Team, team faculty advisor SANDY SHAPSHAY of the philosophy department, and team sponsor RICHARD MILLER, director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions and a member of the religious studies faculty.

If you are interested in applying to become a member of IU's 2012-13 Ethics Bowl team, click here

For Information on the Poynter Center's Research Prizes in Practical Ethics for Undergraduates, go here

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and email Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "ethics evening," and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

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