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The interdisciplinary Ethics Institute at Northeastern University was launched in 2011 and remains dedicated to bringing ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on social and environmental issues, as well as to promoting ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life.


  • Annual events and lectures hosted on contemporary and persistent topics, including most recently: NU Environmental Conference; In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years; Feeding Citites: Ethical and Policy Issues in Urban Food Systems; Duty Bound: The Battle of Medical Ethics and Public Health at Guantanamo.
  • Ethics Institute hosts the NU Health Policy and Law Roundtable; Environmental Ethics Working Group; Global Justice Working Group.