The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education, directed by Dr. Celia B. Fisher, was established in 1999 to contribute to Fordham’s commitment to cultivating lifelong habits of critical thinking, moral reflection and articulate expression.
Drawing upon the Jesuit traditions of sapientia et doctrina (wisdom and learning) and homines pro aliis (men and women for others) and the rich cultural diversity of New York City, the Center sponsors activities that provide students, faculty, professionals and the public with knowledge and skills to study, inform and shape a just society that nurtures the full-flourishing of all members of the human family.
The Center administers the Master of Arts in Ethics and Society. Directed by Dr. Adam Fried, the program provides students with a cross-disciplinary foundation in the application of moral and ethical theory to social issues. In this era of increased need for ethical discourse in academic, professional, and public life, the Master’s program draws upon theological, philosophical, human sciences and other areas of ethical discourse to help advance the common good. Dr. Fried is also the director of the new interdisciplinary minor in bioethics.
The Center for Ethics Education also operates the HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, a summer training and mentored research program for early-career HIV and drug use researchers.