The Parr Center for Ethics has proudly served 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 and moral sensitivity on campus and beyond, guided by the conviction that ethics is everywhere. 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. The Center is housed physically and administratively within UNC’s Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Parr Center sees ethical reflection as a pervasive and inescapable element of human life that is relevant to all fields of endeavor and at all stages of the lifespan. In keeping with its dual mission to nourish and foster ethical reflection on campus and beyond, the Parr Center offers both i) a rich menu of programming aimed mainly at campus (University) constituencies, and ii) a range of activities designed to encourage and enhance ethical reflection by participants outside the University. In particular, the Parr Center:
NHSEB 10: A New Look for the Program
This year, for its 10th Anniversary, the National High School Ethics Bowl will get an exciting new look and feel.
Carolina Engagement Week Webinar
The Power of the Humanities in Prison and Juvenile Justice Education