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Join the Online Ethics Center for its first Spring event in the Bringing Ethics to the Conversation series, “Giving Voice to Values: The ‘How’ of Teaching Professional Ethics,” scheduled for March 1, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST. This webinar will feature Mary Gentile, Ph.D. and Creator/Director of Giving Voice to Values, a pioneering business curriculum for values-driven leadership. Giving Voice to Values has been featured in publications such as Financial TimesHarvard Business Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has been piloted in over 1,260 business schools and organizations globally. Dr. Gentile is currently a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Senior Advisor at the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program.  

Dr. Gentile will be joined by discussant Dr. Richard Miller, President Emeritus of Olin College of Engineering and current Visiting Professor at MIT. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Rosalyn Berne, Director of the Online Ethics Center and Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in UVA’s Department of Engineering and Society.

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This workshop has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date and registration.

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Join the Online Ethics Center for its second Spring event in the Bringing Ethics to the Conversation series, scheduled for April 5, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST. This webinar will feature Dr. Jonathan BeeverAssistant Professor of Ethics and Digital Culture and Director of the Center for Ethics at the University of Central Florida. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on a wide range of issues in ethics. Dr. Beever serves nationally as a member of the Editorial Board of the Online Ethics Center, the Ethics Committee for American Society for Engineering Education, as Secretary for the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, and as an editorial advisory board member for the Journal of Philosophy and Medicine. 

By engaging in this discussion on ethics literacy, OEC community members will refine their understanding of approaches to ethics education, reflect on implications for these approaches at their own institution, and reimagine roles of inter- and trans-disciplinary expertise in cultivating ethics literacy. 

Dr. Beever will be joined by Dr. Alison Kerr, senior researcher of leadership and ethical development at the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE). The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Rosalyn Berne, Director of the Online Ethics Center and Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in UVA’s Department of Engineering and Society.   

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On March 18-20, 2021, Wake Forest Program for Leadership and Character will host a free virtual conference on Character and the Professions. This conference will explore how virtuous character sustains ethical leadership across six professional contexts: business, divinity, engineering and technology, law, medicine, and public life. It will bring together distinguished scholars and respected practitioners in each field, including former U.S. Secretaries of State, the Honorable Madeleine K. Albright and the Honorable Colin L. Powell, whose keynotes will preview Wake Forest’s upcoming Face to Face Speaker Forum. A plenary session will explore the relationship between diversity and character in various professional settings. Confirmed speakers include prominent scholars from Carnegie Mellon, Edinburgh, Harvard, Penn, Stanford, UVA, and Wake Forest.

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Join the Online Ethics Center for its third Spring event in the Bringing Ethics to the Conversation series, scheduled for May 12, 2021 at 12 p.m. EST. This webinar will feature Dr. Steven Starrett and Dr. Carlos Bertha, who both worked to reform the American Society of Civil Engineers’s (ASCE) Code of Ethics. By merging ethical theory and practical, real-world cases, Dr. Starrett and Dr. Bertha will discuss why this new code of ethics is a “watershed moment” in engineering ethics.  

Steven Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI, is the Dean of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University. He obtained his B.S. in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, later receiving an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Iowa State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, and previously served as the ASCE-Environmental and Water Resources Institute President in 2017.  

Dr. Carlos Bertha is a Professor of Philosophy at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of South Florida, later returning to study philosophy. He teaches ethics, analytic philosophy, symbolic logic, and philosophy of science. Dr. Bertha recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, achieving the rank of Colonel.  

The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Rosalyn Berne, Director of the Online Ethics Center and Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in UVA’s Department of Engineering and Society.    

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