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Emory Center for Ethics

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The Emory University Center for Ethics is an international leader in ethical teaching and research. The Emory Center for Ethics is responsible for teaching in all schools of the university. Center for Ethics faculty members are productive in their scholarship and are recognized as top educators at Emory and are renowned global leaders in their fields.   

The Center for Ethics serves multiple roles in the intellectual, administrative, and extra-curricular life of the university. Gifts have helped make the center a unique resource and will continue to be a central part of our future development.

Giving Opportunities

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Director’s Priorities

Philanthropy has helped establish the Emory Center for Ethics as one of the leading centers of its kind in the United States. Funding priorities include: 

Scholarships. Support for scholarships will help ensure that students have access to the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program and to undergraduate ethics education, especially our celebrated Ethics and Servant Leadership Program. 

Ethics and the arts. Donor investments provide support for our innovative partnership programs with regional arts organizations.

Public and global health ethics. Philanthropy can help develop our existing program into a world-class center in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Global Health Task Force, and other regional institutions.

Endowed chairs. Gifts will help create and fund faculty chairs and professorships to expand our faculty, including chairs in applied ethics, Catholic bioethics, public health ethics, and pediatric ethics.

Neuroethics program.  The Center for Ethics houses one of the nation’s leading neuroethics programs looking at the social and ethical implications of neuroscience. 

Religion and Bioethics. Financial support strengthens innovative curricula and programs, including research and scholarship into religious and ethical aspects of environmentalism and sustainability, public health, and humanity’s relationship to animals.

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