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JMU Professor to Give Keynote for Mudd Undergraduate Ethics Conference The conference is free and open to the public.

Washington and Lee University’s Mudd Center for Ethics will host the 2020 Mudd Conference for Ethics in Hillel House March 7–8, beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon and concluding with a morning session at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The conference is free and open to the public.

The Mudd Journal of Ethics is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes undergraduate work on a wide range of topics in ethics. Each spring, the Mudd Center sponsors an Undergraduate Conference in Ethics featuring papers that will be published in that year’s journal. The conference will feature a keynote address from James Madison University Professor Bill Hawk, titled “Adopt a Theory, Obey a Code, Follow your Gut, or Ask the Right Questions? A ‘Decision Science’ Approach to Ethical Decision Making.”

In addition to the keynote, authors of accepted submissions for the 2020 Mudd Journal of Ethics will present their papers and answer questions from attendees. This year’s selected authors come from both W&L and universities across the country. The center will also announce its first accepted international submission written by a student in India.

The Mudd Undergraduate Conference in Ethics is the only open undergraduate conference in the country solely dedicated to the academic study of ethical issues.