• Ethics Center Staff
  • Gandhi Conference
  • Ethical Leadership Luncheon 2019
  • Constitution Day 2018
  • Richard Johanson in ethical leadership lecture
  • BorenEthicalLeadership
  • Luis Santana Ethical Leadership Award 2019
  • Masumoto
  • Ethics Democracy Students
  • Ethnic Studies Zoom

Promoting Understanding and Research about Ethics and Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

 

Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series 

In light of Covid-19 restrictions, the Ethics Center will be providing content in a virtual format on:

 The Ethics Center Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/EthicsCenterFSU/videos).

This includes interviews, discussion panels, and past presentations.  

 

Upcoming Events

Atomic Bombing Commemoration

August 6th, 8:00 am at Peace Garden, Fresno State

  • Speakers include:
  • Marisol Baca
  • Judge Dale Ikeda
  • Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
  • Rinban Nakagawa, Fresno Buddhist Temple
  • Dr. Saul Jimenez-Sandoval, Fresno State President

 

August 9th, 10:30 am at Shinzen Friendship Garden, Woodward Park

  • Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner
  • Dr. Daniel O'Connell
  • Dr. Veena Kapoor

 

 

Past Lecturers: Visiting Scholars and Speakers

  • Gaonucci (Belle) Vang, Fresno State Alum
  • Anthony Utterback, Fresno State Alum
  • Ayanna Moore, Fresno High School
  • Odessa Marcos, Visalia Charter School
  • Brandon Gridiron, Equity and Access Administrator at Visalia Unified School District
  • Tom Woerner-Powell, University of Manchester
  • Darren Duerksen, Fresno Pacific University
  • Rev. Akiko Miyaki-Stoner, United Japanese Christian Church
  • Hajj Reza Nekumanesh, Executive Director Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno
  • Rabbi Rick Winer, Temple Beth Israel 
  • Sister Kathleen Drilling, St. Paul Catholic Newman Center
  • Rabbi Laura Novak Winer, Hebrew Union College
  • Sukhaina Hussain, CAIR Sacramento/Central Valley
  • Lady Jessica Criner, St. Rest Baptist Church
  • Danielle O'Connell, Central Valley Partnership
  • Rev. Paul Binion, Westside Church of God
  • Anna Lopez, New Thought Community
  • Nathan K. Hensley, Georgetown University
  • Uziel Jimenez, Ethnic Studies, Sunnyside High School
  • Barry Gan, St. Bonaventure University
  • Paula Smithka, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Dr. Rais Vohra, Interim Fresno Country Public Health Director
  • Ivonne Der Torosian, V.P. Community Health and Well-Being, Saint Agnes Medical Center
  • Dezie Woods-Jones, State President/CEO of Black Women Organized for Political Action
  • Sheriff Margaret Mims, Fresno County Sheriff
  • Alejandra Salazar, Student Stanford University
  • Lindsay Callahan, President and CEO of United Way Fresno and Madera Counties
  • Brandi L. Orth, Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
  • Paul Gronke, Director of the Early Voting Information Center, Reed College
  • Stephen Morris, CEO of the Civic Education Center
  • Daniel Jamison, Attorney Dowling Aaron Incorporated
  • Angie Barfield, Program Specialist Fresno County Office of Education
  • Sher Moua, Youth Leadership Institute and Men and Boys of Color
  • Gabriela Martinez, Fresno Youth Commission and Clovis West Student
  • Ashley Rojas, Executive Director of Barrios Unidos
  • Michael Ryan, Vice President of Mission Integration, Saint Agnes Medical Center
  • Clayborne Carson, Stanford University
    Assemblyman
  • Ash Kalra, CA Assembly
  • Dolores Huerta, UFW, Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Aideed Medina, Poet
  • Dillon Savory, Central Labor Council
  • Maria Xiquin, SEIU 2015 Caregivers Union
  • Armando Elenes, United Farm Workers
  • Agustin Lira and Patricia Wells, El Teatro de la Tierra
  • Omar Hernandez, ASI President
  • Rabbi Jack Moline, National Interfaith Alliance
  • Mike Smith, Lozano Smith Law
  • Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, SUNY Cortland
  • Charles S. Poochigian, Associate Justice California Court of Appeals and former CA State Senator
  • Leon Vellasco-Stoll, Centro La Familia
  • Zoyer Zyndel, Trans-E-Motion
  • Jacki Alvarez, Fresno City College
  • Chief José Garza, Reedley Police Department 
  • Lieutenant Marc Ediger, Reedley Police Department
  • Jake Harder, West Coast Mennonite Central Committee  Director of the Reedley Peace Building Initiative (RPBI)
  • Christina Cassinerio-Wilson, Restorative Practitioner Teacher/Coach/Consultant, Fresno Unified
  • Judge Erica Grosjean, Federal Magistrate
  • Judge Mark Cullers, Fresno County Superior Court 
  • Judge Mark Snauffer, California Appellate Court 
  • Michael Smith, Attorney Lozano Smith Law
  • Daniel Jamison, Attorney Dowling Aaron Law
  • John Minkler, Civic Learning Partnership
  • Moira Harada, CART teacher
  • Kirk E. Sherriff, U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Rev. Akiko Miyake-Stoner, United Japanese Christian Church
  • Richard Rothstein, Journalist and Fellow at Haas Institute
  • Selena Farnesi, Deputy District Attorney, Fresno
  • H Spees; Director of Strategic Initiatives, City of Fresno
  • Joaquin Arambula, Assemblyman for CA 31st District
  • Michael Clayton, BBB “Ambassador for Trust"
  • Catharyn Baird, CEO and Founder of EthicsGame
  • Hal Urban, author of Lessons from the Classroom 
  • Douglas Allen, Professor of philosophy at the University of Maine 
  • Mohammad Pournik, U.N. Development Program (retired)
  • Jim Boren, Executive Editor and Senior VP, Fresno Bee
  • Joe Moore, Director of Program Content, Valley Public Radio
  • Reverend James Lawson, Civil Rights Icon
  • Melissa Baucus Professor of Entrepreneurship, Texas State University
  • Richard Johanson, Chair Emeritus of the Fresno Business Council, founder Johanson Transportation
  • Rebecca DeYoung, Philosophy, Calvin College
  • Kent Dunnington, Philosophy, Biola University
  • Frank Beazley, Saint Agnes Hospital
  • Christopher Meyers, Director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSU-Bakersfield
  • Tony Carr, President of Halloran Philanthropies
  • Robin Hoover, Immigration Activist
  • Robert Sellers, President of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
  • Tony Yamamoto, Former Director of Social Services and Interpreter Services at Valley Children’s Hospital
  • Melinda Hall, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Stetson University
  • Darius Assemi, President Granville Homes
  • Larry Powell, Former Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Tim Ryan, Associated Students President, Fresno State
  • Sabrina D. Ashjian, Deputy District Attorney, Fresno County
  • Kevin Assemi, Attorney with Waterford Foundation and Granville Homes
  • Edgar Blunt, Career Pillar/IMAGO
  • Lori Morton, Fresno County Office of Education
  • Ismael Herrera, Fresno State Office of Community and Economic Development
  • David Brooks, New York Times and PBS
  • Lucius Outlaw, Vanderbilt University
  • Andreas Borgeas, Fresno County Supervisor
  • Rick Winer, Rabbi Temple Beth Israel, Fresno
  • Mark Arax, Journalist
  • Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on Right to Food 
  • Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Robert C. Jones, California State University, Chico
  • Juan Arambula, CA Assemblyman
  • Esmeralda Z. Soria, Fresno City Council
  • Rosendo Peña, Jr., Justice, California Fifth District Court of Appeals
  • Lorenzo Rios, Clovis Veteran's Memorial
  • John Minkler, Educator
  • Lisa Fruchtman, Filmmaker 
  • Rory Carroll, The Guardian
  • Irfan Ali, Interfaith Alliance of Central California,
  • Hamid Mavani, Claremont Graduate University.
  • George DeMartino, University of Denver
  • Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works
  • Cheyney Ryan, University of Oregon and Oxford University
  • Abby Ginzburg, Filmmaker
  • Sarah Tyson, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Simran Kaur, Sikh Coalition
  • Angela Davis, UCLA
  • Phil Zuckerman, Pitzer College
  • Randy Archibold, New York Times
  • Steve Johnson, Markulla Center for Ethics at Santa Clara University
  • Jeffrey P. Fry, Ball State University
  • John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School
  • Doug Noll, San Joaquin School of Law
  • Debra Nankivell, Fresno Business Council
  • Gihan Abou Zeid, Egyptian Journalist
  • Justin Atkinson, San Joaquin School of Law
  • Jessica Smith-Bobadilla,San Joaquin School of Law
  • J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Hartwick College
  • Alejandro Santana,University of Portland
  • Charles Haynes, First Amendment Center
  • Marcia Beauchamp, Tony Blair Faith Foundation
  • John Minkler, Academy for Civic and Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Debora Brown, Madera County Teacher of the Year
  • Lori Grace, Hoover High School
  • Will Kymlicka, Queen's University
  • Sue Donaldson, Author/playwright
  • Trudy Conway, Mount St. Mary's University
  • James Sterba, Notre Dame University
  • Darren Sherkat, University of Southern Illinois
  • Letitia Meynell, Dalhousie University
  • Robert Bellah, UC Berkeley
  • Diane Moore, Harvard University
  • Amir Hussain, Loyola Marymount University
  • Ruben Martinez, Loyola Marymount University
  • Jedd Medefind, Christian Alliance for Orphans
  • Carlos Sanchez, San Jose State University
  • John Zerzan, Anarchist Author/Activist
  • Les Kimber , Founding Editor, California Advocate
  • Juan Esparza Loera Editor, Vida en el Valle
  • Betsy Lumbye , Executive Editor, Fresno Bee
  • Faith Sidlow , Channel 24 News, MCJ Facult
  • Thomas Knowles, Former Special Agent FBI
  • Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, Director of the Islamic Cultural 
    Center of Fresno
  • Marvin W. Berkowitz, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Bruce Grelle, California State University, Chico
  • Shelley Wilcox, San Francisco State University
  • Lloyd Steffen, Lehigh University
  • Rob Caughlan, Environmental Activist
  • Betsy Rosenberg, Environmental Journalist
  • Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist
  • Nel Noddings, Stanford University
  • Ovadia Ezra, Tel Aviv University
  • Jacquelyn Kegley, California State University, Bakersfield
  • John Lachs, Vanderbilt University
  • Ted Peters, Graduate Theological Union
  • David K. Chan, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • Jose-Antonio Orosco, Oregon State University
  • Robert Metcalf, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Edie Jessup, Community Activist

 

Past Lecturers: Fresno State Scholars and Students

  • Amine Tais,  Phiosophy, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Veena Howard, Philosophy, College of Arts and Humantieis
  • Dan Cady, History, College of Social Sciences
  • Cindy Urrutia, Center for Creativity and the Arts, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Miguel Perez, Public Health, College of Health and Human Services
  • Antonio Avalos, Economics, Craig School of Business
  • Julie Olson-Buchanon, Interim Dean, Craig School of Business
  • Nancy Van Leuven, Mass Comm and Journalism, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Malik Simba, History & Africana Studies, College of Social Sciences
  • Denise Seabert, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services
  • Loretta Kensinger, Women's Studies, College of Social Sciences
  • Negin Tahvildary, Philosophy & Peace and Conflict Studies, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Pam Lane-Garon, Education, Kremen School of Education
  • Leece Lee-Oliver, Women's Studies & American Indian Studies, College of Social Sciences
  • Luis Fernando Macías, Chicano and Latin American Studies, College of Social Sciences
  • Thomas Ellis, Theater & Africana Studies, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Elizabeth Rocha Zuñiga, ASI President
  • Hisham Qutob, ASI Vice-President
  • Lisa Bryant, Political Science, College of Social Sciences
  • Joseph Ross, Biology, College of Science and Mathematics
  • Tricia van Laar, Biology, College of Science and Mathematics
  • Vadim Keyser, Philosophy, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Marcus Shaw,  Department of Criminology, College of Social Sciences
  • Tinneke Van Camp, Department of Criminology, College of Social Sciences
  • Matthew Jendian, Department or Sociology, College of Social Sciences
  • Faith Sidlow, Media, Communications, and Journalism, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Ruth Griffin, Dance/Theater, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Lisa Bryant, Political Science, College of Social Sciences
  • Christopher Sterlin, Department of Management, Craig School of Business
  • Jes Therkelsen,Media, Communications, and Journalism, College of Arts and Humanities
  • James Rocha, Philosophy, College of Arts and Humanities 
  • Honora Chapman, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Gyanesh Lama, College of Health and Human Services
  • Jacques Benninga, Bonner Center for Character Education in the Kremen School of Education
  • Kat Biacindo, Kremen School of Education
  • Bhupinder Singh, College of Health and Human Services
  • Kara Zografos, College of Health and Human Services
  • Otto Benavides, Kremen School of Education
  • Libbi Miller, Kremen School of Education
  • Al Evans, College of Social Sciences
  • Matthew Jendian, College of Social Sciences
  • Daniel Cady, College of Social Sciences
  • Bruce Thornton, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Twotrees (Matthew Haar Farris), College of Arts and Humanities
  • Lorin Lachs, College of Science and Mathematics
  • Yishaiya Abosch, College of Social Sciences
  • Michael Becker, College of Social Sciences
  • Lori Clune, College of Social Sciences
  • Karen Bell, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Jacques Benninga, Kremen School of Education
  • Vincent Biondo, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Jason Bush, College of Science and Mathematics
  • Andrew Jones, College of Social Sciences
  • Ida Jones, Craig School of Business
  • Maddhu Katti, College of Science and Mathematics
  • Barbara LaBossiere, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Robert Maldonado, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Bernadette Muscat, College of Social Sciences
  • Leonard Olson, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Jim Prince, College of Science and Mathematics
  • David Schecter, College of Social Sciences
  • Malik Simba, College of Social Sciences
  • Peter Vanderwater, College of Science and Mathematic
  • Steven Walker, College of Social Sciences

Projects

Ethics Workshops and Training in Ethical Decision-MakingThe Ethics Center offers workshops and lectures on ethics for businesses and other organization.  Contact Director Andrew Fiala for more information.

Basic EthicsBasic Ethics

Contact Information  

Dr. Andrew Fiala, Ethics Center Director

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Andrew Fiala