LSU Ethics Institute

Ethics Institute

We aim to transform the study of ethics by supporting faculty and student research, to engage students and faculty across the University in meaningful conversations about ethics, and to inspire our students and our communities to practice and promote ethical leadership throughout their daily lives.

Current Work

Embedding Ethics in STEM @ LSU

The Board of Regents has awarded the Ethics Institute a $103,900 Departmental Enhancement Grant to focus on "Embedding Ethics in STEM @ LSU." This program will be implemented over the 2022-2023 academic year and we invite you to read more about the grant

Annual Student Awards

This year, we were excited to honor our student award winners with a ceremony at the French House. Dr. Catherine Jacquet (History, WGSS) and Dr. Rosemary Peters-Hill (French Studies) hosted the event, with a virtual appearance by Ethics Institute Director Dr. Deborah Goldgaber (Philosophy, WGSS). Eighteen members of campus attended, including student award winners and their nominators. The event included a candle lighting to honor survivors of sexual assault, short speeches from the hosts, nominators, and awardees, and a short reception at the conclusion of the ceremony. Please visit our event page for more information.

'Boys State' Film Screening

The LSU Ethics Institute screened the award-winning documentary Boys State on Tuesday, February 15th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. The screening and discussion was held both in person in Coates 143. Please visit our event page for more information.

'Speaking to the Mounds' Event Series

The LSU Ethics Institute is delighted to announce a two-part event series focused on the LSU Campus Mounds entitled, Speaking to the Mounds. It featured two films and two lectures, on Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 28th, respectively, both from 5-7pm in Coates 143.

On October 26th, we screened director Katie Mathews' short film, Keepers of the Mounds  (2017) followed by director Sharon Linezo Hong’s My Louisiana Love (2012).

On October 28th, we hosted LSU Geography and Anthropology Professor Dr. Rebecca Saunders for a talk entitled “Mounds through time: Centering places for social change” and indigenous artist and activist Monique Verdin for a talk entitled “Mounds, Mysteries & Indigenous Memories in the Mississippi River Delta.”



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