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Midwest Ethics Symposium
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics welcomes scholars, students, and creative thinkers to the Midwest Ethics Symposium on April 13-14, 2023. Join us for two days of discussions on the theme of philanthropy and democracy. Our keynote speaker is Emma Saunders-Hastings, assistant professor of political science at the Ohio State University and author of Private Virtues, Public Vices: Philanthropy and Democratic Equality.
April 13, 2023: Opening Reception and Keynote Talk
3:45-4:15 p.m. – Shuttle service from the Union Building to the Prindle Institute
4:00-4:45 p.m. – Reception with refreshments
4:45-6:00 p.m. – Keynote talk with audience Q&A, “Rethinking Dirty Money” by Emma Saunders-Hastings
6:00-6:30 p.m. – Shuttle service back to campus
April 14, 2023: Invited Talks
9:00-10:15 a.m. – Angela Barnes (Arizona State), “Self-nudging and Consent for Paternalistic Behavioral Interventions” – Commentator: Eli Schantz (Indiana University)
10:30-11:45 a.m. – Joel Ballivian (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “Effective Altruism or Effective Reparations? EA’s Strained Relationship with Reparative Justice” – Commentator: Cole James (Bowling Green State University)
12:00-1:00 p.m. – Lunch (open to the public)
1:00-2:15 p.m. – Ricky Mouser (Indiana University), “Mutual Aid is More Effective Altruism” – Commentator: Rich Cameron (DePauw University)
2:30-3:45 p.m. – Andrew Lynn (University of Virginia), “The Costs of Self-Rewarding Virtue: A Critical Assessment of the “Business Case” for Socially Responsible Business” – Commentator: Toshiaki Hiromitsu (Japanese Embassy)
4:00-5:00 p.m. – DePauw University undergraduate session – Bodhi Hays (DePauw University) “Myth Over Method: Popular Criticism of Effective Altruism” – Chair: Sarah Das (DePauw University) – Commentator: Ellie Harris (DePauw University)