2017 Student Ethics Symposium

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.”

Student Ethics Symposium

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

11:00 - 11:05 a.m.                                          

Introduction to Symposium

Brian Birch, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics

 

11:05 - 11:25 a.m.

“The Robin Hood Tax”

Oakley Hill

 

11:25 - 11:45 a.m.

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

Keli Byers

 

11:45 - 12:05 p.m.

"History's Case for Reparations"

Laura Kyte

 

12:05 - 12:25 p.m.

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

Taylor Jack Nelson

                         

12:25 - 12:45 p.m.

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

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

 

12:45 - 1:00 p.m

Intermission

 

1:00 - 1:20 p.m.

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

Gabriel Toscano

 

1:20 - 1:40 p.m.

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

Matthew Pockrus

 

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.

“Resolving the Binary”

Katelyn Hickman

 

2:00 - 2:20 p.m.

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

Nathan Tucker