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“Practical Approaches to Everyday Ethics” 

Saturday October 18, 2014; 9:30 am — 12:30 pm

Vanderbilt Divinity School Room G-23

Why do we make regrettable decisions? How can we resolve moral confusion created by right v. right dilemmas? What should we do when matters of duty and responsibility create conflicts of interest? Ethical issues pervade our personal and professional lives, and thoughtful reflection upon and resolution of ethical dilemmas are essential for leaders in the worlds of business, law, ministry, education, and healthcare. This interactive and practical session will assume that ethical decision making is more complicated than knee-jerk intuitions and lessons learned in Kindergarten. Session participants will be introduced to a practical framework for assessing and resolving ethical dilemmas and coached through application of the framework using a variety of scenarios from across the professional landscape. Session participants are encouraged to submit to Professor Perry a description of a live or recently experienced ethical issue from their own real-life experience that may be incorporated (without identifying information) into the session's materials. The description should be 1-2 paragraphs and include brief discussion of the background context, the issue, the stakeholders, and what makes the dilemma particularly challenging for you. Please send submissions to     

JoshuaPerryJoshua E. Perry, JD, MTS, is currently Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, where he also serves as Research Coordinator in the Center for the Business of Life Sciences. His most recent work explores legal, ethical and public policy issues in the life sciences industry, commercialization of health care, and business of medicine. He teaches courses on the legal environment of business, critical thinking, and business ethics to both undergraduates and MBA students. 

A graduate of the joint law-divinity program at Vanderbilt University, Professor Perry was previously on faculty at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he taught medical ethics in the medical school, legal ethics in the law school, and served as a clinical ethicist in both the adult and children's hospitals. After approximately 41Ž2 years at Vanderbilt, he was recruited in 2009 to his current position at IU. The author of over twenty articles, essays and book chapters, Perry’s award-winning scholarship has appeared in a variety of law reviews and peer-reviewed journals across the fields of business, medicine, law, and ethics. He is also a two-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award. In 2013 Perry was recognized by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business with the “Distinguished Junior Faculty Award,” recognizing outstanding early career achievement.


Seating for this workshop is limited so please reserve your space by sending a $50 check made out to “Vanderbilt University” to the following address.  You also may pay on arrival at the workshop if seats remain available.    
Kat Baker, PhD, Associate Director
411 21st Avenue South, #140 Divinity
Nashville, TN 37240


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Executive Director, Cal Turner Program
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Room 122, Divinity School

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Katharine Baker, PhD
Associate Director, Cal Turner Program
January 24th, 2015
9:30 am — 12:30 noon
Room 122, Divinity School 



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