John Evans, professor at the department of sociology, will be serving as one of the inaugural co-directors of the Institute for Practical Ethics along with Craig Callender of Philosophy.
Hosted in the Division of Arts and Humanities, the mission of the institute is to develop and promote cross-disciplinary research on ethical issues facing the public, with special emphasis on fostering deliberation amongst ethicists, scientists and policy makers. The aim of the Institute for Practical Ethics is to help close the gap between the pace of innovation and our ability to deal with these questions responsibly. The institute will host speakers, convene interdisciplinary research groups and create publicly available analyses of cutting-edge ethical issues generated by UC San Diego’s research activity.
To learn more about the Institute for Practical Ethics and connect to its activities, go to ipe.ucsd.edu or contact the institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.