Cori Wong talks about everyday ethics Feb. 16

“Everyday Ethical Ambiguity and Freedom to Do the Right Thing” is the topic of the next presentation in the CSU Ethics Colloquium, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. in Clark A201. The presenter is Cori Wong, special assistant to the President of CSU, director of the Women and Gender Collaborative, and special instructor in the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research.

As a trained philosopher, Wong appreciates how even a shallow dip into the intricacies of ethical questions and moral obligations can leave one feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and breathless. Competing systems of values and principles and an endless array of hypothetical (or very real) consequences complicate deceptively straightforward questions like, “What should I do?” “How should I act?”

This talk highlights how tough moral questions are not reserved for controversial, “hot-button” issues; they are inherent to our daily lives as we interact with one another as researchers, educators, supervisors, and colleagues. Wong draws on feminist frameworks to help us navigate the inherent ambiguity of what it means to act ethically in the context of our everyday lives.

The presentation is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

The 2016-17 Ethics Colloquium Speaker Series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President and other units on campus. For more information, visit the Ethics at CSU website.