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The Ethics Center sponsors lectures, conferences, and other educational activities that encourage individuals to reflect on their ethical responsibilities as individuals, citizens, members of informal groups, and participants in formal organizations. The topic may include the nature of a good life, the ethical treatment of others, setting norms for ethical behavior, or pursuing social and political justice. Areas of interest include bioethics, business, law, medicine, public policy, and others.



The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center is sponsoring two conferences at UH during the 2023-24 academic year.

Spring, 2024: Old Lessons for New Challenges: a conference inviting scholars with various humanity specializations and interests – ancient as well as modern, philosophical, historical, literary, and political – to apply lessons from the humanities to help us in addressing today's challenges raised by social media and/or AI.

Lectures and Events:

sarah-clark-millerJanuary 26, 2024, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Central Time, Houston-Chicago): Sarah Clark Miller, Penn State University, “Understanding Sexual Violence through Care Theory.” Zoom registration link:

victoria-mcgeerFebruary 26, 2024: Victoria McGeer, Princeton University.



jason-danelyMarch 1, 2024, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Central Time, Houston-Chicago): Jason Danely, Oxford Brookes University, “Unsettled Futures: Aging, Care and Carcerality in Japan.” Zoom registration link:


samora-pinderhughesMarch 18-22, 2024: Samora Pinderhughes, The Healing Project.


mercer-garyApril 5, 2024, 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Central Time, Houston-Chicago): Mercer Gary, The Hastings Center, “Moral Luck, Normative Ambivalence, and the Vagaries of Care.” Zoom registration link:


michael-sierra-arevaloApril 5, 2024: Michael Sierra-Arevalo, UT-Austin, The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death, and the Soul of Policing.