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The Parr Center for Ethics is proud to have served as the public face of UNC’s commitment to ethics and as Carolina’s focal point for inquiry into and discussion of ethical questions since 2004. The mission of the Parr Center is to nourish and foster ethical reflection on campus and beyond; the Center is committed to integrating abstract work in ethical theory with thoughtful, informed exploration of ethical issues important to the University and the communities it serves.

In service of its mission, the Parr Center


Recent News

Announcing the launch of the Parr Center’s new video series with TED-Ed!

TED-Ed and the Parr Center are collaborating on a series of videos analyzing ethical dilemmas. The first one, scripted by UNC’s Doug MacKay, is now live and already has over a million views!

NHSEB wins American Philosophical Association Prize for Excellence and Innovation

Join us to congratulate NHSEB!

Philosphy Across the Lifespan

Get info about PHIL 294!

Luc Bovens' New Book!

Our former Interim Director has published a new philosophy text!

Ethics Fellow Induction

Watch our 2021 - 2022 Ethics Fellow Induction Ceremony!

Coming Soon: NHSEB 2021-2022

Join us on September 10 for the launch of NHSEB’s 2021-2022 Season.

Diversity Statement
The non-discrimination policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill states that we are “committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment.” This applies to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus. The policy further states that the University does not “discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.” The Parr Center for Ethics endorses this policy and opposes any attempt to weaken or undermine the University’s commitment to promoting diversity and equality.