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. Scott Stroud, Interim Director of The Ethics Project, 2019

Fake News, Silenced Voices: Truth and Democracy (SXSW 2020)

March 14th ¦ 3:30PM-4:30PM ¦ Fairmont (101 Red River)

At this year's SXSW Conference & Festivals, The Ethics Project's Industry Fellow, Becky Taylor, will be introducing and moderating a panel with David McCraw (The New York Times) and Vivian Schiller (The Aspen Institute/NPR). This engaging panel will focus on technology and the pursuit of truth. 

Dr. Julia Driver, Presenting for The Ethics Project, Fall 2019

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