On Campus

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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 2023

Fall 2022

Academic Programs Supported by Ethics Center

Awards Programs Administered by Ethics Center

  • Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf and Ari Hahn Peace Awards: Given annually to people who wish to work toward coexistence and peaceful ways of addressing and resolving conflicts of many sorts. The awards are meant to enhance peace culture as it evolves in our society and elsewhere in the world.
  • Davis Projects for Peace: An initiative that encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer after the award is granted.
  • The Ethics Center administers two awards programs for the Office of the President and Office of the Provost:

    • Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize: 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: 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