Hannah Landecker, "Eating History: Reading Epigenetic Science for a Metabolic Ethics

November 6, 2019 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us for the first event in our Epigenetics series! 

For a pdf of the flyer, click here.  For a series flyer, click here.

Info below the cut... hope to see you then!


5th Annual SEPOT Conference

September 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Fifth Annual Workshop

September 28, 2019

The Schedule, In Brief  (For a full program including abstracts, click here):...

Federal Data and Advanced Statistics Hub Grant!

September 13, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Ethics Center is enormously pleased to be a part of a recently awarded $1 million NSF grant to build a "Federal Advanced Data and Statistics Hub" (F-DASH)!

F-DASH aims to solve a problem in the availability of information about government.  Much of the public policy U.S. citizens encounter every day regarding their health, welfare, education, jobs, and security are state and...


September 12, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Scientific research increasingly points to the importance of “epigenetics” – factors that alter gene activity without changing the underlying sequence – to health.  Epigenetic modifications can change when and how a gene expresses itself, for example, and can lead to increased risks of conditions ranging from metabolic syndrome to lupus to various cancers. Some of these effects appear to...

Center Stakeholder Survey

September 12, 2019 - 6:15 PM

It's time to think about the next five years!  To help us, please follow the link here (or through the QR code below) to answer a brief set of questions about Center progamming and how it can be useful to you!


Annual Center Breakfast, Sept. 11

September 11, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Please join us for the annual Ethics Center Breakfast on Wed. Sept. 11, 7:30-9:00, Cone 112!

We'll have our annual opportunity to reconnect with one another, as well as announcements and discussion about Center programming for the upcoming year.  We're very excited about some of what we've been able to line up, including an in-depth series on the emerging discipline of...

Take Control of Your Digital Footprint

April 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Please join us on April 17 at 2 p.m. in Cone 113, when attorney Clark Walton, an expert in cyber security, will talk about the computer evidence that people leave behind and how this evidence is used in the courtroom. Free and open to the public!

First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies

April 13, 2019 - 9:00 AM to April 14, 2019 - 4:30 PM

The UNC Charlotte Center for Professional and Applied Ethics is honored to be among the sponsors of the first International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights...

Ethics and Social Work Conference

April 1, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Registration for the Annual Ethics and Social Work Conference is now open! The Conference theme is "Ethics of Trauma and Resilience in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare." Social work professionals participating in the conference will receive 4.5 continuing ethics-education credits sufficient to meet annual NASW requirements. 

All conference events will be held at...

Martha Escobar, "The Social Death of “Doing Life”: Experiences of Latinx (Im)migrant Lifers in California Prisons"

March 11, 2019 - 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

People that are socially dead are people that are denied the right to have rights; they are denied personhood and can be violated with little repercussions. Social death is produced through processes of social valuing, of considering some life more valuable than other, and the criminal legal system is essential to these valuing processes. In her presentation, Dr. Martha Escobar draws from the...