The Ethics Institute hosts informal undergrad luncheons and coffee discussions throughout the academic year. Students engage with speakers who discuss ethical research in a variety of disciplines. Depending on the time of day, lunch or coffee and snacks are provided.

Past Student Discussions

Lunch Discussion with Zia Rahman, February 20 at noon

Virtue Signaling, Cancel Culture, and the Morality of Grace 

Join us at the Ethics Institute for lunch and discussion with author Zia Rahman, February 20 at noon.  Zia Haider Rahman is the author of the critically acclaimed and prize-winning novel, In the Light of What We Know.

Zia was born in a Bangladeshi village and moved to England with his family, living first in a squat before being allocated project housing in inner London. After attending a north London state-funded school, Zia studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and at Cambridge and Yale universities. He holds postgraduate degrees in mathematics, economics and law, and was awarded the highest merit scholarship at the English bar. After a short stint as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs, he spent several years as a financial services lawyer, anti-corruption activist and international human rights lawyer.

January 28, 2020

Pediatric Bioethics Annual Speaker 2020

Laurie Demmer MD, FACMG

Medical Director,  Division of Genetics

Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director

Levine Children's Hospital

Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health

Join us on January 28, 3:30-4:30 for coffee and discussion with Dr. Demmer in Life Sciences Center, Room 201.  Dr. Laurie Demmer, a pediatric geneticist who speaks nationally on emerging ethical conflicts in genetic testing of children.

Dr. Demmer speaks nationally on emerging ethical conflicts in genetic testing of children. Dr. Laurie Demmer is a clinical geneticist in Charlotte, North Carolina and is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including Carolina Healthcare System University Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Undergrad Lunch with Vikram Bhargava, October 28, 2019, 12:45-2pm

Banning Driving and Buying Autonomous

Join us on October 28, 2019 at 12:45 in Haldeman Room 125 for lunch and discussion with Vikram Bhargava, Assistant Professor of Management at SCU's Leavey School of Business, will discuss the new ethical concerns raised by autonomous vehicles.





Undergrad lunch discussion October 23, 2019 12-1pm

What, if Anything, Do We Owe Our Blood Relatives?

The Ethics Institute welcomes this year's Montgomery Fellows, Frido and Christine Mann.  Join us for an informal lunchtime discussion "What, If Anything, Do We Owe Our Blood Relatives?". October 23, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm, Blunt Alumni Center, Room 204.