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  • Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Undergraduate Ethics Undergraduate Ethics Undergraduate Honors Program Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement EthicSoc Courses Summer Fellowships Learn More about the Program Learn more about the Undergraduate Program with this quick video Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement The Center for Ethics in Society is helping facilitate the moral and ethical reasoning requirement Students are required to take one course that devotes a majority of course time either to exploring ethical theories or to applying ethical theories to important personal social or political questions Human conduct individually and collectively involves ethical notions that call for our attention and reflection Those notions include standards of right and wrong action judgments about which human ends are worth pursuing and ideas about valuable qualities of human character Ethical inquiry thus explores moral rights and responsibilities fairness and decency personal virtue and vice the worthiness of individual choices and the rightness of public policies An ability to reason about ethical issues draw defensible conclusions and assess competing ethical claims is fundamental to individual development and to effective social participation In fulfilling this requirement students should be able to Distinguish facts from values Discern the ethical issues at stake in individual and collective decisions Identify understand and use multiple normative concepts and arguments Evaluate competing ethical perspectives on human problems and action Articulate and critically evaluate distinct ethical perspectives on concrete dilemmas How students might fulfill this requirement Students can take courses that examine a particular ethical theory or theories utilitarianism for example or with courses that consider questions of ethics in different contexts Courses that meet the Ethical Reasoning breadth requirement typically include writing assignments focused on some ethical question or questions or on analyzing a concrete case policy or dilemma

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  • ETHICSOC Courses | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    IPS 208 PHIL 171 POLISCI 136S PUBLPOL 207 AUTUMN The course focuses on the ideal of a just society and the place of liberty and equality in it in light of contemporary theories of justice and political controversies Topics include protecting religious liberty financing schools and elections regulating markets assuring access to health care and providing affirmative action and group rights Issues of global justice including human rights and global inequality GER DB Hum EC EthicReas WAY ER 4 5 units ETHICSOC 174A Moral Limits of the Market same as PHIL 174A NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR Course explores morally controversial uses of markets and market reasoning in areas such as organ sales procreation education and child labor Would a market for organ donation make saving lives more efficient if it did would it thereby be justified Should a nation be permitted to buy the right to pollute Readings include Walzer Arrow Rawls Sen Frey Titmuss and empirical cases 4 units ETHICSOC 178M Introduction to Environmental Ethics same as PHIL 178M WINTER Course examines the following ethical questions about the environment 1 how we ought morally to relate to animals 2 attempts to expand the circle of moral concern beyond animals to other parts of nature 3 economic approaches to environmental problems e g cost benefit analysis and the justification of the precautionary principle and 4 our moral obligations to future people EC EthicReas WAY ER 5 units ETHICSOC 180M Collective Action Ethics and Policy Same as PHIL 73 PUBLPOL 304A SPRING Individually rational actions can give rise to results that are collectively irrational For example the collective result of our consumption decisions is to warm the planet destroy the world s fisheries and increase reliance on factory farming at the same time the decisions of a single individual seem to have no tangible effect on such things In light of this what if anything are you as an individual required to do in these and other collective action situations especially when others are not doing their part to prevent things from getting out of control Do you have a duty to vote Is free riding always ethically objectionable Can you be required to cooperate in a situation where you know that most others will defect Finally from a real world policy perspective how can we bring about the best solutions to these and other collective action problems Is the best policy response always a straightforward function of the variable features of each case WAY ER 5 units ETHICSOC 182M Business Ethics Same as PHIL 74 SPRING What do people mean when they say it s just business Do they mean that there are no moral norms in business or do they mean that there are special moral norms in business that differ from those of personal relationships and other spheres of social activity In this class we will examine ethical questions that arise in the domain of business EC EthicReas WAY ER 4 units ETHICSOC 185M Contemporary Moral Problems Same

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  • Summer Fellowships | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Undergraduate Ethics Undergraduate Ethics Undergraduate Honors Program Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement Summer Fellowships Human Rights Fellowships FAQs Sample Human Rights Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Learn More about the Program Learn more about the Undergraduate Program with this quick video Summer Fellowships News For summer 2014 we have awarded a Human Rights Fellowship to Katherine Nasol 15 who will be working with the nonprofit Mission for Migrant Workers MFMW She will be researching and focusing on issues around human trafficking of Filipina migrant workers in Hong Kong About the fellowship Do you have a passion for human rights Are you interested in working with human rights organizations government agencies NGOs or international organizations both here and abroad In partnership with the Program on Human Rights the Center is proud to offer up to three summer Human Rights Fellowships for the summer of 2014 These fellowships which are offered only to Stanford undergraduates are intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution to human rights theory and practice Offered to rising sophomores juniors and seniors grants of up to 5 000 each will be given to four undergraduates who commit to working on human rights issues fulltime for a minimum of 8 weeks It is our hope that these fellowships will encourage students to build human rights work into their future careers Please note that there are a number of steps that you must take to prepare yourself to be competitive for the fellowship Review the FAQs and the timeline below to make sure you are aware of the requirements and can plan accordingly Please submit your application in hard copy to Jeff Hawthorne at the Haas Center for Public Service by 4 30pm on December 9 2013

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  • Human Rights Fellowships FAQs | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    campus the fall after their fellowship e g as a co term Top of Page Do I have to be on campus the spring before the fellowship If you have satisfied all of the requirements mentioned above you do not need to be on campus spring quarter Top of Page Do I have to contact my chosen organization before applying for the fellowship Yes you must include with your application a letter or email from a person within the organization where you will be working This individual must indicate a willingness and interest in hosting you and it should also include the tasks you will be asked to do or the types of tasks if a definite project can t be decided on until closer to your arrival A sample letter is provided here for your reference Dear Professor Stacy My name is Jane Doe and I am the Executive Director of Traveling Classrooms an NGO that has been in operation since 2001 We are located in Townsquare a city of 150 000 We also have locations in Rural Corner Busy Street and Near the Border We employ over 75 people in total and provide services for approximately 25 000 people a year Samantha Robinson has contacted me and we have discussed her interest in working with our organization this coming summer While we cannot offer her a salary we are delighted to host her for her 2 month fellowship this summer While she is here she would be working directly for Bill Smith who is copied on this letter Samantha will be working on projects such as developing a math curriculum for children ages 10 14 researching the effectiveness of our outreach efforts in Small Town and or offering training sessions to new mothers We understand Samantha will receive all necessary funding from her Human Rights Fellowship via Stanford University and that by signing this letter we assume no financial obligation for Samantha That said we are delighted to welcome Samantha into our organization and will supervise and mentor her according to her proposal which we have reviewed Top of Page Can the faculty advisor be a post doc or be a visiting scholar Faculty advisors must be full time members of the Stanford faculty they cannot be postdoctoral fellows or visiting scholars However academic relationships with post doctoral scholars and visiting scholars are strongly certainly encouraged as these individuals are excellent resources and can provide additional support and expertise Top of Page For the application can I submit just the name s of a possible faculty advisor or do I need to have someone already committed to work with me Before submitting your application you must have a faculty member that is willing to serve as your advisor on your project When you submit your application you must include a letter from this faculty member indicating their willingness to supervise your project and their availability to work with you during the summer while you are off campus Top

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  • Sample Human Rights Fellowships | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    SIC SIC is an NGO that is dedicated to decreasing AIDS and HIV rates in Tanzania through testing medical and counseling services awareness and education I had previously worked with the NGO two years ago teaching AIDS and HIV prevention in a rural village called Midawe Right before I left for Tanzania at the end of freshman year I won the Diller Teen Award an award I was later able to use to fund a program with SIC to return at the end of junior year The program involved strengthening the education branch of SIC through singing and acting Raechel and I worked in Tanzania for two months traveling to 15 rural villages all over the region setting up AIDS and HIV clubs in schools that volunteers had previously taught in We reviewed basic AIDS and HIV biology and taught leadership skills through songs dances skits and raps we had the kids write and perform We further encouraged the students to perform these art pieces in front of their schools with the intention to empower the students so that they would become leaders in their communities Overall working in Tanzania for SIC was an incredible life changing experience Shira Rebecca Shane HumBio Gender Health and Justice Research Unit Cape Town South Africa I was an African Service Fellow which is one of the Haas Center s programs available to undergraduates over the summer I worked at the Gender Health and Justice Research Unit in Cape Town South Africa a University of Cape Town affiliated research unit I worked under Steffi Rohrs a researcher at the Unit My primary project was focused on identifying barriers to receiving Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP for rape survivors PEP is a rigorous antiretroviral regimen that significantly reduces the chance of HIV transmission if taken within 72 hours of possible contact with HIV While South Africa mandates that rape survivors receive PEP at designated clinics it is common knowledge that many survivors face barriers to receiving care I helped define what designated health care centers meant and attained records of all public health care facilities in various provinces in South Africa Then I executed the pilot stages of interviews with health care clinics to assess their knowledge of PEP and the applicable policies I piloted the project by carrying out a random sample of telephone interviews then by helping revise the survey instruments accordingly My contribution to the larger project will help identify the specific barriers to receiving PEP and help shape the policy recommendations and advocacy that will undoubtedly increase the access to PEP that rape survivors need Sarah Lee 10 HumBio Human Rights First At Human Rights First in Washington DC I was an intern with the Refugee Protection Program and the Lifeline for Iraqi Refugees project Having worked in refugee camps in Zambia this was an opportunity to experience refugee policy and issues in the United States I conducted intake interviews with asylum applicants from Sub Saharan Africa Central Asia and Central America

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  • Apply for a Summer Fellowship | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Undergraduate Ethics Summer Fellowships Undergraduate Ethics Undergraduate Honors Program Fulfill Stanford Ethical Reasoning Requirement Summer Fellowships Human Rights Fellowships FAQs Sample Human Rights Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Learn More about the Program Learn more about the Undergraduate Program with this quick video Apply for a Summer Fellowship To apply you will need to submit a proposal with the following information Faculty supervisor s name and department Information about the organization Detailed information on the work you ll be doing with the organization Your on the ground supervisor s name and title An unofficial transcript The names of two Stanford undergraduate courses that focused on Human Rights in general or on the social political economic history of the region where you will be working A tentative budget A letter of recommendation Please gather the necessary materials and deliver a hard copy to Jeff Hawthorne at the Haas Center for Public Service Deadline is 4 30pm on December 9 2013 Stanford s Travel Policy In terms of travel restrictions the University s travel policy is outlined here Note that undergraduates are prohibited from travelling to countries on the State Department Travel Warning List or other countries where there is information about significant health safety concerns Additionally there are US government trade sanctions against Cuba Iran North Korea Sudan Syria Any travel plans to these countries must be reviewed by the University s export control officer and may require special paperwork We also encourage you to explore Stanford s Global

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  • Graduate Ethics | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    they visited Moss Landing State Beach Stanford graduate students contribute to the interdisciplinary and lively intellectual community at the Center The Center for Ethics in Society engages graduate students in a variety of ways and we are initiating several new opportunities for the coming academic year 2014 15 New Graduate Ethics Intiatives SGSI Research Ethics course The Center for Ethics in Society has organized a brand new Stanford Graduate Summer Institute SGSI course for summer 2014 Ethical Dilemmas in Research Reflecting on Problems Principles and Practices Beyond the IRB The class runs from September 8 12 2014 and space is still available Learn more and apply Graduate Student Fellowships We are launching a new fellowship program for 2014 15 that is open to graduate students across the university Organized around the theme of ethical frictions the fellowship will bring faculty and students from different disciplines into conversation about ethical questions in the context of institutional and social constraints Applications for this fellowship are now closed OpEd Project This fall November 7 8 2014 the Center for Ethics will be hosting a 1 5 day training session for graduate students with the OpEd Project The OpEd Project s mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world The training will help graduate students learn to write for a broader audience and get their work published in media outlets Applicants work should have an ethical dimension Apply online Ongoing Opportunities Ethics Reading Group Once a week graduate students postdocs and faculty meet to informally discuss papers in moral ethical and political philosophy Without the barriers of a formal seminar and with free pizza and beer participants sort through issues and engage with material candidly This academic year the reading group was hosted by Ethics

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  • Research Ethics Course: Summer 2014 | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Graduate Ethics Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 The Center for Ethics in Society has organized a brand new Stanford Graduate Summer Institute SGSI course for summer 2014 Ethical Dilemmas in Research Reflecting on Problems Principles and Practices Beyond the IRB September 8 12 2014 The course will explore questions such as What are the boundaries between academic research and private industry Should scholars advocate policy change through research When researchers partner with communities who has rights to interpret findings own data and authorize publication This course will delve into ethical issues in research across disciplines and methodologies Jorah Dannenberg Philosophy will lead the course and guest speakers will share ethical tensions in their own research about a variety of topics including conducting research with vulnerable populations intellectual property and academic industry ties conducting community based research and links between research and policy reform Guest speakers include Tyrone Hayes Professor of Integrative Biology UC Berkeley Michael Frank Asst Professor of Psychology Stanford Mildred Cho Professor of Pediatrics Center for Biomedical Ethics Stanford Nicole Ardoin Asst Professor at the Graduate School of Education Woods Institute Fellow Stanford Terry Winograd Professor Emeritus of Computer Science Stanford The class meets daily from Monday September 8 through Friday September 12 2014 from 9 30am to noon Lunch is provided Space is still available for this course Postdocs can apply as well and will be accepted while space is available Students can learn more and apply for this course at the VPGE

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