The Poynter Center
Celebrating 40 years of ethics research and education in 2012
The Poynter Center is an endowed ethics research center at Indiana University Bloomington. The Poynter Center is dedicated to studying a broad range of ethical issues in American public life. Interdisciplinary in aim, the center uses the full resources of Indiana University to initiate research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries.
The center was established in 1972 with funding from the late Nelson Poynter. An alumnus of Indiana University, Mr. Poynter was the chairman of the board of the Times Publishing Company, which publishes the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly.
The Poynter Center directs it attention to the entire spectrum of American political and social institutions, drawing on the full resources of the university to carry out its work. The center's projects take a normative perspective. In recent years, the Poynter Center has focused on bioethics, religion, political ethics, research ethics, professional ethics, and technology.
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Gifts to the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions help fund our endowment, which is called the Poynter Citizenship Fund. The interest from our endowment funds special programs and projects as well as some administrative costs. Your contribution helps provide a stronger financial basis for the future.
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You may also give to the Poynter Center through the Indiana University Foundation by mailing a check (clearly marked for the Poynter Center) to:
Indiana University Foundation
PO Box 500
Bloomington, IN 47402-0500
The Poynter Center appreciates your contribution at any level.
For more information about giving, or to learn about specific projects that need additional funding, contact Richard Miller, Director, Poynter Center, 618 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, 812-855-0261. Send an email message to Richard Miller.
Poynter Center Roundtable, Oct. 25
John Bodnar, History Department, will speak on his recent book, The "Good War" in American Memory, Oct. 25, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Poynter Center. MORE...
Richard Miller, Poynter Center Director, gives Sonneborn Lecture Oct. 29
Richard Miller was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Tracy M. Sonneborn Award. The Sonneborn Lecture will be Monday, October 29, at 4:00 pm in the Indiana Memorial Union, Frangipani Room. Professor Miller's topic is "On Ethnocentrism, Judgment, and Moral Authority." MORE...
Healthcare Ethics, November 8
John Woodcock, "Photographing Patients: Clinical and Ethical Considerations" MORE...
Kenneth Pimple is Senior Advisor for Ethics CORE, a new online ethics resource
Ken Pimple is a senior advisor for Ethics CORE, an online ethics resource launched by the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. MORE...
Poynter Center Fellowships
The Poynter Center is pleased to welcome two Fellows for fall 2012: Beth Dixon of SUNY Plattsburgh; and Sean McCloud of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. MORE...Fellowships
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