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The Koeze Business Ethics Initiative has as its mission to examine the role and influence of business in public life, to promote inquiry into ethical business practices and education, and to be a leading resource for business professionals, students, faculty, and administrators who seek to understand the relationship between business, the common good, and a life well-lived.

Upcoming Events

The Role of Fear and Anxiety in Social and Political Judgment: A Social Psychological Perspective

February 28, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Todd Williams, Associate Professor of Psychology Part of the lecture series Back to Basics: The Liberal Arts and Sciences as Common Ground for Meaningful Engagement, which presents talks...

The Battle Over Empathy

March 5, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A talk by Michael DeWilde at the C3 Exchange in Grand Haven, MI on Sunday, March 5th from 10-11 am.  C3 meets in the Community Center in GH - http://c3westmichigan.org Who could possibly be...

Navigating the Politics of Workplace Topics

March 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A role-playing/interactive session where students will have the opportunity to practice verbally navigating various topics that may come up in the workplace. Learn how to either participate in the...

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News

Hypocrisy and Responsibility: On the Uses and Abuses of tu quoque for Life

February 21, 2017

Tu quoque is a type of fallacious reasoning that trades on the moral badness of hypocrisy. Professor Andrew Spear examines the fallacy in contemporary American politics.

An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump's Mental State

February 14, 2017

An author of the DSM-IV writes to the Times warning about the ethical constraints of psychiatric diagnoses of subjects from a distance.

The Ethical Landmines of the Constitutions Emoluments

January 27, 2017

Koeze Business Ethics Initiative's director Michael DeWilde published a recent column on the ethical challenges facing office holders who have complex international business dealings and the role of public trust in civic life.

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Medical Ethics Resources

Medical Ethics Resources

Books and resources on medical ethics, curated by KBEI staff.