Debating Real-World Ethical Issues
August 29, 2012
This event provided students the opportunity to participate in vigorous discussion of tough ethical issues in a "mock ethics bowl" format. Current and former IU Ethics Bowl Team members coached tables of students on cases drawn from previous regional and national Ethics Bowl competitions, including cases on the ethics of using brain scans for admission requirements to college and the use of social media profiles in job hiring. Richard Miller, professor of religious studies, the team's sponsor, and the director of the Poynter Center, and Sandy Shapshay, professor of philosophy and the team's faculty advisor, served as judges. Two tables were assigned to each case, and students at each pair of tables debated their case and were questioned and critiqued by the judges and fellow students.