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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You may also give to the Poynter Center through the Indiana University Foundation by mailing a check (clearly marked for the Poynter Center) to:
Indiana University Foundation
PO Box 500
Bloomington, IN 47402-0500
The Poynter Center appreciates your contribution at any level.
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.
Other Events of Ethical Interest on Campus
- 10/1: Europe's Refugee Crisis Roundtable (The Institute for European Studies)
- 10/7: Pop-Up Teach-in to prepare for #coatesvisitiu. (American Studies Dept. et al.)*
- 10/16-24: Dead Man Walking, the Opera, Educational Programs (Association for Practical and Professional Ethics).
- 10/23: Ta-Nehisi Coates Public Talk (SPEA & The Media School).
- 10/23-34: Child Matters Conference (CAHI et al.)*
- 10/27: Fetal Tissue Research, Panel Discussion (Bioethics Society at IU)**
- 11/12-23: Birth of a Nation Centennial Symposium, reckoning with the legacy (Black Film Center Archive).*
* Poynter Center co-sponsored activity.
** Poynter Center hosted activity.
Ethics Bowl Team Announced
Meet our newest Undergraduate Ethics Bowlers. A winning IU tradition since 2001!
Future of Professionalism Workshops
What new challenges face your profession? How can educators and professionals cope? The first in a year-long series of workshops addressing these questions will be held on 9/25. See Future of Professionalism Grant under Scholarly Activity for details.
Now accepting applications for Poynter Center Fellowships
Applications for this visiting, non-stipendiary position for faculty are accepted on a rolling basis.
National Security Ethics
Poynter and the Center for Advanced Cybersecurity Research (CACR) have partnered to create an informal faculty group interested in issues related to ethics and the national security community. Email email@example.com if you have research interests in this area.
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Ethics at Indiana, the Poynter Center Newsletter, is sent twice a year.
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