The Ethics Center works to honor and build on the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis, for whom the university is named, by sponsoring, co-sponsoring, supporting or contributing to several campus programs and initiatives with a social-justice focus. These include:
Academic Courses Supported by Ethics Center
- Spring 2021
- Fall 2020
Academic Programs Supported by Ethics Center
Minor in Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation. Launched in 2014 with the help of the Ethics Center.
Minor in Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies. Ethics Center staff serve as instructors for this program, which explores the rich and diverse coexistence and conflict resolution fields.
Awards Programs Administered by Ethics Center
The Ethics Center administers two awards program for the Office of the President:
Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize, which annually honors an individual who has made outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations.
Richman Distinguished Fellowship in Public Life, which recognizes individuals active in public life whose contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share in the benefits of this nation.
Campus Events Supported by Ethics Center
DEIS Impact. The Ethics Center created and still supports this social-justice-themed festival that now operates under the auspices of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Ongoing events featuring prominent speakers and activists discussing issues of ethics and social justice and shaping responses to conflict throughout the world.