Global Ethics Day 2016

From Germany to Brazil to Australia to Oman, universities, non-profit institutions, and civil society groups participated in Global Ethics Day on October 19, 2016, with teach-ins, art projects, and film screenings, covering a wide range of ethical issues.

Globethics.net, a global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics, was one of the most visible organizations for the day. Their team put together a video asking network members: “Why do ethics matter?” Responses came in from people of all ages from all over the world. To give one example, Dele Fakorede, a 78-year-old from Nigeria, answered: “Ethics is characterized by honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity. Any truly ethical person will keep to these characteristics.”

Other highlights include a video from Majan College of Oman on the problem of “contract cheating,” i.e. when a student pays for a paper written by someone else and submits it as his/her own. In Dubai, The University of Wollongong asked students to make posters on the topic of product safety and business ethics. Artist Margaret Murphy and students at Central Michigan University took part in a project called “Framing the Question,” where they showcased their personal connection to ethics; students at the University of Rochester held events focused on academic honesty; and at Texas Tech, climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe gave a presentation on ethics and the environment.

Photos and blog posts from 2016

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#globalethicsday2016 photos posted on Global Ethics Network

Global Ethics Day: students at Simon Fraser University, Canada, took a stand against academic dishonesty
Global Ethics Day: St. Anselm College Center for Ethics in Business and Governance
Global Ethics Day: University of Buraimi, Oman
Global Ethics Day display about academic honesty at the University of Rochester

2016 Participants

ABA Global Education (Brazil)
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
Boise State University
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Center for Business Ethics & Compliance, International University in Moscow (Russia)
Center for Innovative Ideas Execution and Training-CIIET (India)
The Center for International Ethics at CMU—Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University | Department of Art and Design
College of Southern Idaho
Concordia University of Edmonton (Canada)
Deree — The American College of Greece
Ethics & International Affairs
Fordham University
Fordham University School of Law
Forética (Brazil)
Georgia Gwinnett College
Globethics.net (Switzerland)
Grupo de Excelência em Ética e Sustentabilidade (Brazil)
Heythrop College, University of London (UK)
Indiana University
Indus Foundation for Human Development (Pakistan)
International Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University
International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating
Kolping Berufsbildungswerk (Germany)
Managing Values (Australia)
Medical University of Pleven (Bulgaria)
Mercer University
Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)
Pace University
Pax Natura Foundation
Philosophical Views magazine (Serbia)
Rutgers Division of Global Affairs
Saint Anselm College
Saint Peter’s University
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Seton Hall University, Department of Relgion, Department of History
Springer
Sociedad Escritores Ramón Romero SERR-Chinandega (Nicaragua)
Swansea University (UK)
Tara Arts (UK)
Texas Tech University
UK Values Alliance
United Nations Assocation of New York
United States Military Academy
University of Arkansas
University of Buraimi (Oman)
University of Hawaii
University of Oklahoma
University of Rochester
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
University of Wollongong in Dubai
Westminster College, Salt Lake City
Wiley Online Library
Women Economic Forum 2017—All Ladies League
World Philosophy Network

Global Ethics Day UC San Diego participated in the International Center for Academic Integrity’s International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating
Global Ethics Day “Framing the Question,” Margaret Murphy, Artist-in-Residence, and students at Central Michigan University, October 2016
Global Ethics Day UC San Diego participated in the International Center for Academic Integrity’s International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating
Global Ethics Day “Framing the Question,” Margaret Murphy, Artist-in-Residence, and students at Central Michigan University, October 2016