Friday, April 7th
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Classroom Building Fifth Floor (CB 510)

The purpose of this forum is to promote critical and academic inquiry related to ethical issues of all disciplines. The forum embraces the chief goal of the UVU Center for the Study of Ethics: “to promote the Jeffersonian ideal of an educated citizenry by bringing diverse voices together in thoughtful and productive dialogue.” Students of all majors are invited to submit topics. Topics may address any dimension of ethical inquiry, both historical and contemporary. Selection to present will be based upon topic quality and innovation, as well as excellence in reasoning and research.

Schedule of Events


Introduction to Symposium

11:00 - 11:05 a.m.

Brian Birch, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics


“The Robin Hood Tax”

11:05 - 11:25 a.m.

Oakley Hill


"Exploring What Love Could Be: The Ethics of Consensual Non-Monogamy"

11:25 - 11:45 a.m.

Keli Byers


"History's Case for Reparations"

11:45 - 12:05 p.m.

Laura Kyte


“An Epidemic of History: The Ethics of Relegating AIDS History Education to the Arts”

12:05 - 12:25 p.m.

Taylor Jack Nelson


"Creative License or Intellectual Theft? The Moral Obligation to Teach Copyright Law in the Visual Arts"

12:25 - 12:45 p.m.

Courtney Davis, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Ethics



12:45 - 1:00 p.m


“The Ethics of American Exceptionalism and the International Criminal Court”

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Gabriel Toscano


“Freedom of Expression: An Open Letter from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts”

1:20 - 1:40 p.m.

Matthew Pockrus


“Resolving the Binary”

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.

Katelyn Hickman


“Is God Ethical?: Approaches to the Problem of Evil in the Abrahamic Tradition”

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

Nathan Tucker