Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

About the Sponsors

This conference is proudly co-sponsored by Fordham University's
Center for Ethics Education and Center on Electoral Politics and Democracy.

Fordham University Center for Ethics Education

The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education was established in 1999 to contribute to Fordham’s commitment to cultivating lifelong habits of critical thinking, moral reflection and articulate expression. Drawing upon the Jesuit traditions of sapientia et doctrina (wisdom and learning) and homines pro aliis (men and women for others) and the rich cultural diversity of New York City, the Center sponsors activities that provide students, faculty, professionals and the public with knowledge and skills to study, inform and shape a just society that nurtures the full-flourishing of all members of the human family.

In this era of increased need for ethical discourse in academic, professional, and public spheres, Center activities draw upon theological, philosophical, scientific and other areas of inquiry to foster interdisciplinary dialogue and scholarship on moral values and ethics issues of contemporary social import. The Center embodies the University's commitment to intellectual excellence by offering educational and research opportunities and public programming enriched through moral values, religious concerns, scientific and scholarly study, and active engagement in creating a caring and just world.

The Center currently offers two degree-granting programs:

Master of Arts in Ethics and Society - The Master of Arts in Ethics and Society provides students with a cross-disciplinary foundation in the application of moral and ethical theory to social issues.

• Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics - The Fordham University Advanced Certificate in Health Care Ethics is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of and participation in discourse regarding ethically-relevant policy decisions affecting mental and physical health care treatment and research.

Fordham University Center on Electoral Politics and Democracy

The Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy at Fordham University aims to broaden the acquisition of knowledge and understanding aboutcontemporary campaigns and elections through programs intended to provide training both within and beyond classroom instruction. Based on the belief that intellectual exchange is the foundation of learning, the Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy encourages and facilitates interaction between students, scholars and professionals and nurtures intellectual exchange and collaboration to help enhance the understanding of electoral politics and democracy. The Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy fosters ethical reflection about issues related to elections and electioneering and prepares students for leadership in a global society. The Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy also promotes outreach and seeks to engage the community at large through programs and events designed to promote community participation.

The Center offers the Master of Arts in Election Campaign Management, which provides a comprehensive, one-year introduction to both the theoretical and practical tools necessary to excel at managing political campaigns.

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