Fall 2011 Director's Message

Oct. 26,  2011

Welcome to the first issue of the Emory Center for Ethics Newsletter.  The purpose of this newsletter, to be published three times a year, is to bring the reader up to date with news and events from the Center
Over the last three years, the Center has grown to include over 30 faculty members from around the university, and 10 full-time and numerous part-time staff.  Center faculty teach in every school at the University, including our new and growing Masters  of Arts in Bioethics program.  The Center sponsors some of the most visible and popular programs on Emory's campus, including creating and coordinating the University's 10th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11; sponsoring a forum on the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia; and being one of the major faculty resources for the annual State of Race program.
 
In addition, we reach out to the regional community in various ways:  through our Ethics and Servant Leadership Program, which places trained students into not-for-profits throughout the greater Atlanta area; through our Ethics & the Arts program, which engages music, theater, and arts organizations in innovative programming; through the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia, which includes member hospitals from throughout the state; and in our outreach to organizations and corporations to help think through the ethical issues of civic and commercial life.
 
We have recently completed a Strategic Plan, which helped us define Center areas of excellence and plan for growth and development over the next few years.  The paragraphs below describe the "Four Pillars" of the Center, the areas where we will concentrate our resources and efforts over the next few years. We invite you to come to our events, hear our faculty talks, and (let's not forget!) support the Center with generous donations. It is an exciting time for the Center, and we hope you become part of it.
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