The Appomattox Project is a multi-year effort designed to focus on the ethical dimensions of democratic societies, civil discourse, public policy, and the sustainability of shared institutions. The project includes a variety of events and activities including workshops, public lectures, undergraduate research projects, panel discussions, and community engagement. As the site where the American Civil War ended, the Appomattox Court House has become a symbol of reconciliation and civil discourse. Likewise, the Appomattox Project aims to engage critical issues in our public life and to explore how ethical principles and practices shape civil society.

The project is administered by the UVU Center for the Study of Ethics in collaboration with a variety campus and community partners. 


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Wednesday, January 22nd 
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. 
CB 511

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This is the advertisement for the October 25th, 2018 Herald Holzer event.


Thursday, October 26th, 2017 
Clarke Building, (CB 101)

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This is the advertisement for the September 4th, 2019 Alex Wubbels Brownbag event.

Brownbag Discussion

Tuesday, September 4th 
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
National Guard Building (NG 167)

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This is the advertisement for the November 7th, 2018 Stephenie Larsen Brownbag event.

Brownbag Discussion

Wednesday, November 7th 
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
Clarke Building (CB 511)

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Undergraduate Research Projects

The Appomattox Project supports undergraduate research teams assembled to
explore the ethical dimensions of current public policy debates.
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Lectures & Symposia

Explores questions related to the human impact on the natural world and the ethical dimensions of environmental stewardship.
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Brownbag Discussion Series

The Brownbag Discussion Series facilitates dialogue on relevant public issues in an approachable setting.

Campus & Community Partners

The Appomattox Project has developed partnerships with local organizations committed to ethics in public life and improving civil discourse.