2017 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. Oakley Hill, “The Robin Hood Tax”
11:25 - 11:45 a.m. Keli Byers, "Exploring What Love Could Be:
The Ethics of Consensual Non-Monogamy"
11:45 - 12:05 p.m. Laura Kyte, "History's Case for Reparations"
12:05 - 12:25 p.m. Taylor Jack Nelson, “An Epidemic of History: The Ethics
of Relegating AIDS History Education to the Arts”
12:25 - 12:45 p.m.
Courtney Davis, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Ethics
"Creative License or Intellectual Theft?  The Moral Obligation to Teach
Copyright Law in the Visual Arts"
12:45 - 1:00 p.m Intermission
1:00 - 1:20 p.m. Gabriel Toscano, The Ethics of American
Exceptionalism and the International Criminal Court”
1:20 - 1:40 p.m. Matthew Pockrus, “Freedom of Expression: An Open Letter
from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts” 
1:40 - 2:00 p.m.  Katelyn Hickman,“Resolving the Binary”
2:00 - 2:20 p.m. Nathan Tucker “Is God Ethical?: Approaches to
the Problem of  Evil in the Abrahamic Tradition” 


Moderated By:

Gretchen Monson & Christian VanDyke 







2017 Student Ethics Symposium