College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Applied Ethics

Applied ethics in recent decades has acquired central importance in American universities. From Wall Street to Main Street, questions of ethical business practices arise in accounting, advertising, hiring, firing, and conflicts of interest. In medicine, there appears to be no end to the need for ethical reflection on the rapidly changing landscape of life, death, and everything in between. Other areas to applied ethics include the practice of law, nursing, dentistry, journalism, and psychological counseling.

As an IPFW Center of Excellence in research, teaching, and service, the Center for Applied Ethics seeks to be the premier applied ethics center in the state of Indiana. Its teaching mission is to provide administrative support for several certificate programs in applied ethics, including a Certificate in Human Rights and a Certificate in Medical Ethics. Its research mission includes organizing conferences on areas within applied ethics, to publish papers, write books, and edit special issues of journals addressing issues of applied ethics. Its service mission is to invite speakers of local import and national recognition to offer public lectures and populate panels on issues of academic and public interest.

The Human Rights Institute is housed within the Center for Applied Ethics. For more information about the Human Rights Institute, visit the website.

Center for Applied Ethics
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Director: Clark Butler
Office: Liberal Arts Building, Room 5
Phone: (260) 481-6364
Fax: (260) 481-6367
E-Mail: butler@ipfw.edu
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