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. We feature and support work by scholars in all disciplines and professions.

This year we are focusing on the Future of Professional Ethics, and exploring many other topics in our public talk series, The Poynter Roundtables and Healthcare Ethics Seminars. Please explore our opportunities for faculty under "Scholarly Activity" and for students under "Student Programs."

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. In 2015 we moved into the Media School.

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.

Give now to provide unrestricted support for the work of the Poynter Center using your credit card by clicking the button below:


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.



Announcing the 2016 Jesse Fine Fellows
This year's Fellows will develop ethics courses across the curriculum.

Why It's Hard to Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are
See Other Programs for more information on this collaboration with the Business Law and Ethics Dept. in the Kelley School of Business.

Poynter and Maurer Bring Speaker from Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Alexander W. Joel joins the lineup of Future of Professional Ethics speakers!

Poynter Bringing Clifford Christians to Campus for Media Ethics Talk
Read more under Future of Professional Ethics.

Poynter Center Wins Two Themester Grants with Media School Co-sponsors
More details will be announced under Themester soon.

Concerned about the Flint, MI, Water Crisis?
A list of all the IU events we know of so far.

Landscape, Space, & Place Conference
This Poynter panel will open the three-day Landscape Conference. No registration required!

IU Ethics Bowl Team Makes it to National Quarterfinals
Read all about it under Student Programs.

Poynter & SPEA Bring One of Forbes 40 Under 40 to Campus
Trish Tchume is the next Future of Professional Ethics speaker.

Poynter Co-Sponsors New Faculty Group in National Security Ethics
Learn more at Email for more info!


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