The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility was established to be a visible, dynamic expression of the commitment of King's College to form graduates who will champion the inherent dignity of every person and will mobilize their talents and skills to serve the common good. In the words of the College's founding president, King's seeks to teach students "not only how to make a living, but how to live"—in recognition that we are all on a journey much greater than a career.
For winter-spring 2021, the Center has organized nine online events that it will host and co-organized a lecture series, entitled "Catholic Higher Education in Light of Catholic Social Thought," comprising fourteen online events to be hosted by eight institutions across the country. For information on the lectures in that series and for links to register for or join the events, see this handbill:
Learn about and register for further Ethics Center Zoom events by using these links:
- March 1, 2021, “The Right to Religious Freedom: A Threat to Equality, or an Aspect of It?”
- March 18, 2021, Science and Humanities Lecture: "Plagues, Pandemics, and Lessons from Literature [...]"
- March 25, 2021, Grimes Lecture: "The Gravity of Trifles: Confucian Manners and Morality"
- April 12, 2021, "Financing Catholic Higher Education"
- April 22, 2021, Earth Day Symposium: “Environmental Ethics in Theory and Practice”