About the Center


Ethics is a multi-disciplinary field that articulates and interrogates the values orienting human behavior. Values underlie all personal deliberations, and the same is true of decision making in public life, including business, law, and medicine as well as governmental and other social agencies. Ethicists carefully and critically explore how we think about and determine right and wrong and they analyze the standards and motivations that govern personal and group action.

An international leader in the exploration of ethics, Emory's Center for Ethics is dedicated to exploring questions generated by the dispositions and decisions that shape our minds, lives, and society. To do so, scholars from across the university gather at the center to research and discuss questions of value. The Center also hosts public programs, partners and consults with private and public community organizations, and teaches students at every level of university life. Emory's renowned ethicists are committed to asking tough questions and developing strategies to help enable people and organizations to clarify and effectively realize their values.