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The mission of the Center for the Study of Ethics (CSE) is to promote and facilitate the interdisciplinary exploration of ethical theory and practice. The center administers a variety of programs designed to advance ethics education at Utah Valley University, within our region and in national and international contexts. The CSE is a non-advocacy organization committed to the inclusion of diverse perspectives and practices.


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   Upcoming Events              2018 Ethics Awareness Week  

2018 Ethics Awareness Week

"Truth & Misinformation"
September, 24th - 28th. 

Clarke Building (formerly Classroom Building) CB 511

Ethics Awareness Week, held each September at UVU, explores the ethical dimensions of variety of issues through panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, lectures, and other events. The week also includes the Excellence in Ethics Award and a keynote address. All events are free and open to the public and we encourage participation on the part of students, faculty, and members of our community.

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Utah rabbis discuss how anti-semitism impacts their congregations
Daily Herald

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Ethics Awareness Week
Lt. Governor Spencer Cox Addresses White Supremacy

In a special session of Ethics Awareness Week, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox addressed the role of public officials in response to white supremacy and other forms of extremist activism.

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"UVU panel tackles Trump and Ethics"

The panel discussed conflict of interest laws, regulations, and practices as they relate to the age of President Donald J. Trump. Topics include disclosure of tax returns, differences between blind trusts and revocable trusts, the “Emoluments Clause” of the Constitution, the lawsuit filed by First Lady Melania Trump, and others.
The panel consist of notable scholars in the area of conflict of interest: Charles A. Cannon, Derek Monson, and Loren Washburn. It was moderated by Associate Director for the Center for the Study of Ethics, Courtney R. Davis.

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