The Ethics Project


The Ethics Project is a university-wide initiative bringing together teaching, research, and service to respond to ethical dilemmas in business, clinical professions, education, and government. The project is the outgrowth of six years of faculty, staff, and student discussions of ethical challenges and how the University of Texas at Austin could prepare students to meet them. 

Our objective is to develop and establish a transformative ethics center based at our university. The Ethics Project holds regular monthly meetings for discussion of special issues in ethics with extramural experts in their fields, faculty, and students. We welcome and invite anyone and everyone to join these discussions. Through the project, we will be working to develop initiative proposals on matters of concern to the university and wider community. We will offer regular public lectures for all to attend.

If we don’t pay attention to ethics, we send a tacit message that ethics are not important.

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Dr. Scott Stroud


Dr. Julia Driver

Professor of Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin

November 12, 2019 (Thursday) ¦ 3:30pm-5pm ¦ RLP 1.302E


8th Partners in Business Ethics Symposium, Nov. 6-7, 2019 at the AT&T Education and Conference Center


Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kwame Anthony Appiah, November 2018

Last Fall 2018, we welcomed the academic and the wider community to attend The Ethics Project's First Conference, Designing an Ethics Center for UT Austin and to contribute their thoughts on what they would like to see in an ethics center based at The University of Texas at Austin. It showcased all kinds of works that an ethics center could contribute to UT Austin and the wider Austin community.

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Paul Woodruff

Director of The Ethics Project

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