Miguel Alzola specializes in ethical theory, particularly virtue ethics, as well as applied ethics. His current research focuses on virtue ethics and moral psychology. Professor Alzola is interested in the nature and psychological status of the virtues and the role of character in normative ethics and organizational behavior. He also is pursuing research on collective agency and the moral responsibility of groups. Within this field, his topics include human-rights obligations, corporate political activities, transnational bribery, and corporate and civilian responsibilities in wartime.
Professor Alzola held a Fulbright fellowship from 2004 through 2006 and received doctoral scholarships from the Prudential Foundation and Johnson & Johnson. In 2005, he received the Ethics and Social Responsibility Award from the Instituto Argentino de Responsabilidad Social Empresaria, and he won the Founder's Award from the Society for Business Ethics in 2005, 2006 and 2007. He received the Young Scholar in Philosophy Award from the Society for Analytic Philosophy.
Professor Alzola teaches courses in moral and political philosophy, applied ethics, corporate social responsibility and business ethics.