Texas Tech Ethics Center Celebrates Global Ethics Day

Event marks 100th anniversary of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

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The Texas Tech University Ethics Center is partnering with Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs to celebrate Global Ethics Day. This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 16) in the Escondido Theatre in the Student Union Building.

The event will consist of experts from various disciplines presenting and discussing ethical issues in their fields of study. Discussions will be live-streamed for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Presenters include Ralph Ferguson, Michael Farmer, Charlotte Dunham, Mukeddes Darwish, Dennis Patterson, Mark Webb and other Texas Tech faculty and administrators. For a complete schedule of presenters, click here.

“Leading world universities are part of this transrelational event to engage us in an ethical dialogue across social and academic communities,” said Ferguson, managing director of the Texas Tech Ethics Center. “This signals a benchmark achievement for Texas Tech joining other dynamic organizations invested in ethical leadership.”

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is hosting a week packed with events in New York City to honor this anniversary, including a day of workshops designated as Global Ethics Day. The council is encouraging academic institutions around the world to use this day to hold their own events and lectures. Texas Tech is one of two Texas universities participating in Global Ethics Day.

According to its website, the Texas Tech Ethics Center enhances the overall ethical culture of the university by promoting ethics education, facilitating ethics research, providing outreach and fostering discourse on ethical issues among students, faculty, staff, alumni and others with interest in ethics.

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