Welcome to the Ethics Institute at Northeastern University. On this site you will find information about upcoming events, institute programs, and ethics education and research at Northeastern University


Congratulations Steve Nathanson!

0742513262Congratulations to Stephen Nathanson, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, on receiving the Hugo Adam Bedau Award from the Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty for his significant contribution to the field of death penalty scholarship. Professor Nathanson is the author of An Eye for an Eye? The Immorality of Punishing by Death.






Feeding Cities Workshop: Ethical and Policy Issues In Urban Food Systems


The Northeastern University Consortium on Food Systems, Sustainability, Health, and Equity and the Ethics Institute are hosting a workshop that aims to foster cross-disciplinary inquiry on topics relevant to urban food system sustainability, health, and equity. The schedule is now available here.







 Open Classroom Series – Justice: What is Right and Why


Justice: What is Right and Why. There will be lectures related to the theme each Wednesday throughout the semester, 6-8pm, in West Village F, Room 20. The class begins September 3rd, and Ethics Institute faculty will be presenting on September 10th and 17th. The complete Schedule can be found here.




Climate Justice Teach-In: Race, Class, and the Anti-Ecological Logic of Capitalism


The Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC) is sponsoring a one day conference to explore the intersection of climate change and social justice. Flyer




Research on Evolution of Spite by Professor Smead Featured in NY Times Article


Prof. Rory Smead’s research on the evolution of spite and cooperation was recently featured in an article in the New York Times. The original research article, “The Evolution of Fairness Through Spite,” can be found here, and the New York Times article is here