The Appomattox Project is a multi-year effort designed to focus on the ethical dimensions of civil discourse, public policy, and democratic society. The project includes a variety of activities including workshops, public lectures, student 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 UVU's Center for the Study of Ethics in collaboration with campus and community partners. 

Spring Events

Awareness Week

Engaging Ethical, Racial & Religious Diversity

September 28 - October 2

Select sessions sponsored by the Appomattox Project

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Joseph Smith's
Kingdom of Nauvoo
A Crucial Episode in American Religious and Political History

Wednesday, March 4th 
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. 
Clarke Building (CB-510)

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Campus Lecture

& Democracy
with Evan McMullin

Wednesday, March 11th
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. 
Clarke Building (CB 101b)

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Public Integrity
with Berit Berger

 Thursday, April 9th 
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
Clarke Building (CB 511)

event canceled  due to 
public health considerations


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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 enhancing ethics in public life.