Helen and Norman Burg Ethics Prize
Norman and Helen Burg
The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education awards the annual Helen and Norman Burg Ethics Prize to the best student writing on an ethics-related topic. All Fordham students are eligible.The winning essay will be posted on the Center for Ethics Education's web site and listed in other Fordham outlets, such as the graduate commencement materials. In addition, notice of the award will be placed in the academic files of the winning students.
This year's theme is social justice in contemporary society. Students are encouraged to write a post for the Student Voices section of the Ethics & Society blog addressing issues related this year’s theme. Submissions should reflect a grounding in academic and ethics scholarship.
The winning post will be published on the Center for Ethics Education's website, the Ethics & Society blog, and listed in other Fordham outlets, such as the graduate commencement materials. In addition, notice of the award will be placed in the academic files of the winning students. Blog posts from runners up may also be published on Ethics & Society.
Winners will receive a certificate of commendation, a $250 award, and recognition at the GSAS Awards (if applicable).
Blog posts must be between 800-1000 words, accessible and relevant for both academic and non-academic audiences, and focus on discussing/analyzing something with an ethical dimension related to social justice and human rights.
For examples of previous Student Voices posts, see:
- Unethical Teaching: How Perception of the Poor Negatively Shape Outcomes and Why Assumptions of Race and Class Must be Challenged
- Putting Justice Back in the Justice System: 'It is Time to Defend the Basic Human Rights of the Voiceless Individuals'
- Compassion Across Borders: International Disparities in the Vocation of Healthcare Providers
- Do Current Drug Patent Laws Meet the 'Preference for the Poor' Standard?
Submit the essay as an email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions for the 2018 prizes can be submitted on a rolling bases until February 2018. Students will be notified of award decisions by March 2018. Students are encouraged to email questions to Dr. Celia Fisher (email@example.com), Director, Center for Ethics Education.