Ethics Institute at Dartmouth

The Ethics Institute accepts applications to co-sponsor events.  Administrative support will not be provided for co-sponsored events. Recipients are required to acknowledge the support of the Ethics Institute in any publicity.  Historically, co-sponsorships have been granted for up to $5,000. Funding requests which exceed $5,000 for larger workshops or conferences, will be considered on a case by case basis.

Recent Funded Requests:

Positive Exposure Exhibition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

The exhibition will feature empowering portraits of people living with genetic differences to highlight beauty in diversity and contribute to fostering a more compassionate, understanding, and respectful community. This project is a collaboration between Geisel's Ethics and Human Values program, the Ethics Institute at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Arts and Humanities Program, and a nonprofit organization named Positive Exposure.  The photography exhibition that will be coming DHMC (April 11-May 10, 2022) is entitled "The New Faces of Genetics and Beyond"  The exhibition of approximately 30 portraits has travelled to numerous hospitals around the United States and the world, including the Mayo Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. It was also featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in celebration of the Human Genome Project. (Spring, 2022)

Legal and Political Philosophy workshop intersecting with a range of scholarly questions regarding ethics. 

Sexual Citizenship at Dartmouth

A series of events with Jennifer Hirsch of Columbia University and Shamus Khan of Princeton who discuss and share their work on sexual assault on college campuses, as presented in their critically acclaimed book Sexual Citizens. (Fall, 2021)

Unspeakable Truths:  Political Violence, Gender, and Reconciliation (Spring, 2022)

Unspeakable Truths will focus on the aftermath and the road to recovery from two conflicts that have effaced European societies in recent history: the Balkan wars of the 1990s and the Basque ETA armed conflict in Spain-France (1959-2011). 

In the Wake of the Plague: Mourning and Eros.

This symposium is devoted to the question of how the global cataclysm of COVID-19 challenges us as a global community to think a new world in the wake of pervasive grief, with the hope of reinvigorating love's bonds. (Spring, 2022)

Marx, Critical Theory, and Contemporary Social Problems Workshop (Spring, 2022)


Submitting an application for co-sponsorship involves two steps:

  1. Complete and submit an application form online.
  2. Email to the attention of Sonu Bedi, with a full description of the event and a draft budget.