The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership - University of Houston
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Our Mission

The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership (EDR) at the Hobby School of Public Affairs is dedicated to all areas of ethical and leadership inquiry, with a special interest in the study of ethics and leadership in public and social affairs, including public policy, law, education, business, and applied science.  The Center sponsors lectures, visiting professorships, conferences, and other programs on ethics and leadership in public life.

Goals of the EDR Center:

  • to increase educational opportunities for students at the University of Houston to learn about ethics and leadership;
  • to support research by University of Houston faculty on ethics and leadership and create connections with scholars nationally and internationally;
  • to enhance opportunities for UH students, faculty, and staff, as well the greater Houston community, to participate in ethics and leadership events featuring locally and nationally prominent figures; and
  • to establish the University of Houston as a nationally-recognized leader in ethics and leadership education and scholarship.

News Release

The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston is launching the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership with a series of lectures and projects focused on health disparities, voter suppression, and racial healing.

Paula Myrick Short, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said the center builds upon the long-running Elizabeth D. Rockwell Lecture on Ethics and Leadership. The lecture series was established in 2004 with a $6.5 million endowment from the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Foundation, which will also fund the new Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership. Read more.

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