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Sep 7 2020 | Diana Aguilera
Associate Professor of Political Science Alison McQueen has been named the new faculty director of the Center’s Undergraduate Honors Program. The rigorous program offers students the opportunity to write a senior honors thesis on topics in applied ethics. McQueen’s three-year appointment began...
Sep 2 2020 | Sara Button
It didn’t take the current COVID-19 pandemic to inspire this Ethics in Society Honors Program alumna to pursue infectious disease. Growing up with two parents who work as public health scientists meant Ariadne Nichol, ’18, had some interesting dinner table conversations.
Aug 10 2020 | Diana Aguilera
When Stanford Education Professor Emeritus Eamonn Callan arrived on campus in 1999, he admits his ego was rather more robust than it had been. At the same time, one thought often occupied his mind. Five years later, he shared this thought with incoming students at the Graduate School of Education.
Jun 12 2020 | Diana Aguilera
Caroline Aung holds a strong commitment to helping and understanding others. This belief inspired her to write her honors thesis on the ethics of treating patients medically deemed near death who desire to live despite their short-term prognoses. The Ethics Center’s Undergraduate Honors Program...
Jun 12 2020 | Diana Aguilera
While many people primarily think of homelessness as economic injustice, Courtney Cooperman approaches this issue through a new lens. Her Ethics in Society honors thesis unveils the political consequences of being unhoused and how lack of housing undermines citizens’ ability to partake in democracy...