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Archive of Past Ethics Center Projects

"The Moral Is..." - Ethics commentaries on Valley Public Radio

Our daily lives and the lives of those who influence events are confronted with problems and conflicts and with choices and resolutions. These are grist for moral discussions, and how we address those issues influences the course of events in our lives and in the world. The Moral Is presents contemporary issues and opinion in a thought-provoking context, through commentaries written and read by faculty members from California State University, Fresno. It is produced in partnership with the Bonner Center for Character Education at Fresno State.


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"Ethics, Religion, and Civil Discourse in California Project " Conference and Workshop

In October, 2011 Drs. Fiala and Biondo welcomed 25 prominent scholars from across the U.S. to Fresno to share their research on civility and the Humanities in diverse American cities. For more information about our featured speakers Jedd Medefind, Amir Hussain, and Diane Moore. On Friday evening October 14, 2011, Bill Nericcio hosted a cultural event at Arte Americas featuring a text performance with guitar by Emmy award-winning writer Rubén Martínez.

YouTube archive of previous lectures

 Ethics Center Videos

2011-12 Lecture Series videos (click here)

2010-11 Lecture Series Videos (click here)

2009-2010 Lecture Series Videos (click here)

2008-2009 Lecture Series videos (click here)

2007-2008 Lecture Series video (click here)

Ethics and the Brain, April 2010

Ethics and the Economy, November 2008

Iraq War Panel, April 2008

Ethics Essay Contest Winner 2008:

“Genetically Modified Organisms: Risks, Benefits and Moral Obligation”
by Benjamin Koole
(Published in the California Undergraduate Philosophy Review)

 Lucius Outlaw at Fresno State

Lucius Outlaw Speaking on "Bio-cultural Groups, Social Ontology, Political Philosophy" March 11, 2016

 Ethan Nadelmann speaking at Fresno State Oct 2015

Ethan Nadelmann Speaking on the War on Drugs
October 20, 2015

Constitution Day Sept 2015\

Constitution Day Panel Fall 2015

Juan ArambulaEsmeralda Z. SoriaRosendo Peña, Jr.Lorenzo RiosIsmail Ali

Al Evans Speaks at Ethics Center at Fresno State

Professor Al Evans speaking on the 
Hobby Lobby Case for an Ethics Center Lecture, Fall 2014