The Ethics Project: Teaching Ethics through High-Stakes Student Entrepreneurship

The Freedom Center and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship present Jason Brennan (Georgetown University).

Abstract: If we want to create principled leaders, we must let students lead. In this talk, I discuss “The Ethics Project,” a semester-long entrepreneurial activity I conduct at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in which students must make real-life decisions and then reflect upon their decisions. The Ethics Project asks students to think of something good to do, something that adds value to the world, and then do it. Rather than role-playing through case studies, students live through real-life situations of their own making. The Ethics Project trains students to integrate ethical principles into strategic decision-making, and helps them discover and overcome their own moral limitations. The Ethics Project can be integrated into most business classes.

Light food will be served.