The Poynter Center
Celebrating 42 years of ethics research and education in 2014
The Poynter Center is an endowed ethics research center at Indiana University Bloomington. The Poynter Center is dedicated to studying a broad range of ethical issues in American public life. Interdisciplinary in aim, the center uses the full resources of Indiana University to initiate research and teaching across traditional academic boundaries.
The Poynter Center directs it attention to the entire spectrum of American political and social institutions, drawing on the full resources of the university to carry out its work. The center's projects take a normative perspective. In recent years, the Poynter Center has focused on bioethics, religion, political ethics, research ethics, professional ethics, and technology.
The center was established in 1972 with funding from the late Nelson Poynter. An alumnus of Indiana University, Mr. Poynter was the chairman of the board of the Times Publishing Company, which publishes the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly.
Gifts to the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions help fund our endowment, which is called the Poynter Citizenship Fund. The interest from our endowment funds special programs and projects as well as some administrative costs. Your contribution helps provide a stronger financial basis for the future.
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For more information about giving, or to learn about specific projects that need additional funding, contact Emma Young, Poynter Center, 618 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, 812-855-0261.
The Poynter Center is proud to partner with the Kelley School's Department of Business, Law, and Ethics in exploring "Legal and Ethical Dimensions of Predictive Data Analsysis" (April 17th-18th), as well as with the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society in presenting "The Internet as Space of Confession of and Forgiveness for Climate Sins" (April 24th), and a day-long symposium on Wonder and the Natural World (May 22).
Announcing the 2015 Undergraduate Research Prize Winner
More details under Undergraduate Research Prize.
Poynter Center Wins Ostrom Grant Matching Funds for Cross-Campus Collaboration
More details under Future of Professionalism.
Announcing the 2015 Jesse Fine Fellows
Four awards to support the development of ethics courses. Read more under Jesse Fine Fellowship.
Transgender Health Disparities Teaching Resource Online
IU Ethics Bowl Team Seminfinalists in National Competition
Introducing the Spring 2015 Poynter Center Fellow: Jeffrey Fry
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