Student Competition: Towards an Ethically Sensitive Society

USC STUDENT COMPETITION: TOWARDS AN ETHICALLY SENSITIVE SOCIETY

First prize $3000 , Second Prize $2000, Third Prize $1000

The inaugural Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making USC Student Ethics Competition Towards and Ethically Sensitive Society is open to all USC students. To download a flyer on the competition click here.

COMPETITION TIMELINE

Submissions were invited in all areas of ethics and decision making including, but not limited to:

  •         The intersection of technology and society
  •         Business ethics
  •         Public policy ethics
  •         Personal and societal ethics

Submissions can be in the form of a written article, a presentation, or video. Submission themes include:

  •         A case study exhibiting a real life decision that involves trade-offs and an ethical dilemma,
  •         Reflections on what comprises an ethically sensitive decision culture and the impediments/ inducers of ethical behavior
  •         Fairness and equity issues with ethical implications
  •         Unanticipated ethical considerations revolving around the future of technology

A distinguished panel of judges from USC and industry will evaluate the submissions and select the finalists and the winners. Finalists will present in our annual Next Generation Ethics Conference, March 30, 2017

The Daily Trojan published an article on the Neely Center Competition including an interview with Neely Center director Professor Abbas

To read the article click here

Students were asked to submit an email expresing interest in the competition and a short outline of their proposed project. To read a list of submissions and abstracts click here

Professor Abbas gave students an introduction to decisions and ethics and an overview of the Neely Center ethics competition

Students discussed their projects for a video that will be featured on this site and also at our Next Generation Ethics Conference, March 30, 2018

Professor Abbas discussed the Neely Center competition during an in-studio interview with BBC Radio 5 Live. To listen to the interview click here. Interview begins at 1.16

Students met with USC Trustee Jerry Neely and Professor Abbas at a special dinner to discuss their projects and get feedback and advice

6o read more about Stephen Byars click here

To read more about Professor Meshkati click here

To watch students discuss their competition entries click here

MARCH 1, 2018 - SUBMISSION OF FINAL DRAFT

MARCH 15, 2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS

MARCH 30, 2018  NEXT GENERATION ETHICS CONFERENCE - ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS

To read more about the conference click here