JPE 600 and 610

Additional sessions will be added throughout the year. Scroll down or click on a course/session title for details.

JPE 600 Course

JPE 600 introduces students to the foundations of ethical reflection in which they will engage throughout the course of their graduate careers. Working within an interdisciplinary context, after participation in this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and give examples of ethical reasoning in daily life;
  • Differentiate ethical issues from issues of law, regulation, or policy;
  • Identify, assess, and address ethical issues as they arise in the context of research, scholarship, and teaching;
  • Locate resources (local, institutional, regional, and national) for enhancing and preserving scholarly integrity through research, scholarship, and teaching.

Fall 2017 details will be posted this summer.

JPE 610: Educational Sessions, Spring 2017

Events are added to the table below as information becomes available. Check back often.






Jan 25 / 11-1pm 252 Rita Anne Rollins Bldg From Ferguson to Standing Rock: Religious Faith, Righteous Feminists and Holy Fire Jennifer Harvey Click here for description. Register by Jan 18.
Feb 13 / 12pm Jones Room - Woodruff Library Autism Inequities in Diagnosis and Services Based on Race, Ethnicity, SES and Gender Jennifer Singh Early diagnosis and interventions can have a significant impact on the developmental trajectory and outcomes for people with autism. However, access to diagnosis and services are unequal, which can significantly alter life trajectories. Further, inequities to diagnosis and services are stratified by socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity. 
March 14 / 4:30pm Math and Science Center - E208 Women in Science panel Association for Women in Science Graduate student group AWIS will facilitate a panel discussion that includes post-graduate school women in a wide variety of science (or non-science) fields. Panelists will address issues that touch on having a family, work environments, handling harassment, how they got into their current professions, the struggles for advancement and more. 
March 21 / 12pm W300 Goizueta Business School (west wing) Advancing your publication dossier: learning how to compose intriguing op-ed's.  Beverly Cox Clark Discussion will focus on best practices for composing op-ed's and how op-ed's can assist students in gaining visibility for their research. To RSVP and submit questions for the presenter, click here.
April 4 / 3-5pm GA Tech Student Center Theater The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome Ruha will be in conversation with Alondra about her book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome
April 13 / 5:30pm White Hall 205 Transgender: The Intersection of Medical Ethics and Cultural Sensitivity What does it mean to be a trans person? The question is often overlooked in curricula. Yet the omission hampers our ethical obligation to serve those who are often the most venerable. Through a screening of the film “Trans” and panel discussion participants will take the first steps towards challenging misconceptions and unconsciousness prejudices that have perpetuated health disparities.  RSVP REQUIRED - CLICK HERE
April 20 / 4-5:30pm Cannon Chapel Applicative Justice, Race, and Mixed Race The James Weldon Johnson Institute presents it's Distinguished Lecture. The centerpiece of Zack’s talk will be her book Applicative Justice: A Pragmatic Empirical Approach to Racial Injustice (2016). Click here to read more.
April 28 / 10am-4:30pm 102 Center for Ethics The Use of Pre-clinical Biomarkers for Brain Diseases: A Neuroethical Dilemma Multiple speakers This event is a symposium convened by the Neuroethics Student Symposium. Click here for information about the symposium. Registration is required - click here to register