Jeffries Hosts PBS Program "Ethically Speaking"
Dean John Jeffries teamed up with a local PBS affiliate to launch "Ethically Speaking," a weekly series that analyzes ethics, public policy, and personal life. The program, which first aired on September 5, highlights the University's Institute for Practical Ethics. Established two years ago, the Institute develops new programs that integrate ethics into the existing curricula for undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.
Jeffries serves on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Institute, and furthers its goals by exploring contemporary ethical issues on his program.
"The show analyzes controversial issues relevant to today's society," said Jeffries. "It doesn't necessarily try to resolve these issues, but evaluates them both conceptually and practically."
The show features panelists who seek to answer the morally challenging questions that affect life, society, and the future. Topical experts discuss ethical dilemmas ranging from education, to healthcare, to politics. Programs include topics such as education and college athletics, physician-assisted suicide, the environment, the marketing of human body parts, intellectual property rights, and campaign finances.
Learn more about "Ethically Speaking," at: www.ideastations.org/ethicallyspeaking.