The 14th annual University of Miami Ethics Bowl at the School of Business Administration will be held Sunday, February 26 in the third-floor classrooms of the Executive Education Building. Starting at 9:15 a.m., the morning rounds will feature teams of students analyzing ethical conundrums provided by the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics. Judges representing the University community of faculty and alumni will devote their Sunday to evaluating students on the strengths of their arguments.
The winning teams will be determined by a final round, followed by an awards ceremony luncheon. The University community is invited to attend this event and may review the cases to be discussed at this link.
Join us to learn more about the Business Ethics Program and the UM Ethics Society student group, which recruits and peer-teaches the participating teams.
Please RSVP to 305-284-6648 if you wish to attend the luncheon as part of the day’s activities.
The Ethics Bowl was conceived and funded by Karl and Tere Schulze, with further support provided in the past by philanthropist and businesswoman Adrienne Arsht. It offers students from across the University the opportunity to explore real-life ethical dilemmas and to improve their analytical and communications skills.
The debate model is drawn from the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl contest, which is held every year in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. The University of Miami will send a team to compete in the regional competition held in the fall.
University of Miami took first place at the 2007 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, besting defending champion West Point in the semi-final round and Westminster in the finals. UM’s Ethics Bowl teams were also finalists in 2008 and 2009. Past team members are now graduates of top tier professional schools in the country, including Yale, Chicago, New York University, and the University of Virginia.