The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics

The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics advances dialogue, teaching, and research about issues of public and professional ethics across all three of the University's schools - the College, the Williams School, and the School of Law. 

Yearly Ethics Theme:

2016-2017: Markets and Morals

Our economic life raises a number of important ethical questions: What commodities should (and should not) be exchanged in the market? What is the relationship between a thing’s price and its value? Is voluntary exchange always just? What are the moral obligations of producers and consumers? What, if anything, is owed to those who lose out in market competition? Are corporations moral agents? How does the operation of the market impact behavior and character, and is this a good or bad thing? The purpose of this year’s theme is to examine these and other issues relating to “Markets and Morals.”

Mudd Center News

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Peter Singer is Keynote Speaker for 2016-2017 Markets and Morals Series at W&L

Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, is the keynote speaker for the 2016–17 Markets and Morals series, sponsored by the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at W&L

Upcoming Public Events

Date Event
Oct 6
Oct 29
Mudd Conference: The Ethics of Environmental Valuation
Hillel House Multipurpose Room (101), 9:00 AM
Nov 1
Mudd Lunch Seminar: Prof. George Bent, W&L
Hillel House Multipurpose Room (101), 12:00 PM
Nov 14
Mudd Lecture: Kimberly Krawiec, Duke University
Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library, 5:00 PM
Dec 1
Mudd Lecture: Nien-he Hsieh, Harvard University
Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library, 5:00 PM