Ethics Institute at Dartmouth

The Ethics Institute accepts applications to co-sponsor events on campus sponsored by other centers and institutes, administrative units, or individual faculty, which can include workshops, speakers, conferences or performances that advance the mission of the Institute (Ethics Institute Mission Statement).  Please note that administrative support will not be provided for co-sponsored events. Those applying for co-sponsorship must include a chart string where the funds will be deposited.  Recipients are required to acknowledge the support of the Ethics Institute in any publicity. Usually, our co-sponsorship awards do not exceed $5,000 but we welcome requests which exceed that amount, and such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The Institute reviews these co-sponsored requests on a rolling basis.

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.

Recent Funded Requests

The Roundtable for Black Feminist and Womanist Theory (November 3-5, 2022)

The Roundtable for Black Feminist and Womanist Theory was founded by Dr. K. Bailey Thomas in February 2020 in response to the lack of spaces dedicated for those whose work is centered within Black feminist and womanist traditions. The Roundtable operates first and foremost as a working-space geared towards aiding participants in their publication goals.


The 3rd Annual Roundtable for Black Feminist and Womanist Theory

60th Anniversary Commemoration of MLK Jr.'s Visit to Dartmouth College (May, 2022)

Campus wide celebration of Dr. King's visit to Dartmouth College on May 23rd, 1962. His eldest son, MLK III was invited to speak to the College community in May, 2022.

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)

Nikole Hannah-Jones – 1619 Project (Spring, 2022)

Nikole Hannah-Jones Lecture about the 1619 Project. Discussion of 1619 Project with Nikole Hannah-Jones, moderated by Monica Ndounou, Department of Theater, with Roger Guenveur Smith, Hopkins Center for the Arts' Artist-in-Residence

Haiti, Beyond the Headlines

The Program in African and African American Studies seeking to address the complexity of the crisis in Haiti by organizing 2 events: (1) a roundtable with noted experts on Haiti and (2) a screening of an award-winning film by a Haitian filmmaker followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. (Winter, 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)