Student Competition: Towards an Ethically Sensitive Society

Ethics Competition

USC Ethics Competition, accepting submissions, in all areas of ethics and decision making. 

Please email your intention to enter, to decide@usc.edu

Submissions are due by September 30, 2018

APRIL 3, 2018 Daily Trojan Report on Competition

To read the Daily Trojan report on the USC Neely Center student ethics competition click here.

To read more about the Neely Center's Next Generation Ethics conference click here

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MARCH 30, 2018  Next Generation Ethics Conference - Students Present at Next Generation Ethics Conference

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February 21 & 22, 2018   Students Film New Competition Videos

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January 29, 2018   Student Videos Posted Online

To watch students discuss their competition entries click here

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January 26, 2018   Guest Speaker: Naj Meshkati

Professor Naj Meshkati, an expert in workplace safety and accidents, shared his experience confronting important ethical dilemmas with students in a special lecture. To read more about Professor Meshkati click here

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January 19, 2018   Guest Speaker: Stephen Byars

Stephen Byars, Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication at the USC Marshall School of Business shared insights into examining ethical issues with the students who entered the Neely Center competition. To read more about Professor Byars click here

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November 29, 2017   Competition Entrants Dine With USC Trustee Jerry Neely

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

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November 15, 2017   Competition Featured in BBC Interview

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

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October 25 & 26, 2017   Students Film Videos Explaining Competition Entries

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

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October 6, 2017   Students Meet With Professor Abbas

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

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September 30, 2017   Students Submit Intent to Participate

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

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September 22, 2017   Daily Trojan Reports on Competition

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

2018 The Neely Center's USC Student Ethics Competition: Towards an Ethically Sensitive Society. The winners were presented with their prizes by Neely Center Director Professor Ali Abbas and Katharine Harrington, Vice President of Admissions and Planning, at the center's Next Generation Ethics Conference held at USC's Town & Gown ballroom.

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