CEHV Programs


CARE (Conversations About Research Ethics)


CARE works to promote multidisciplinary and foundational discussion of ethical issues arising from research practice. The program hosts monthly discussion panels with external speakers and experienced Ohio State researchers. Building on these panel discussions, the CARE Training Program in the responsible conduct of research for students, postdocs, and junior faculty seeking to satisfy federal ethics guidelines and others professionally interested in research ethics.




COMPAS (Conversations On Morality, Politics, And Society) consists of year-long series of interdisciplinary events on controversial topics of public concern. The program aims to model civil and informed discussion of core ethical challenges in a way that universities are uniquely positioned to promote. 


Distinguished Lecture in Ethics

CEHV's Distinguished Lecture in Ethics series brings to campus thinkers who have been influential outside of the academy in addition to having made groundbreaking contributions to ethics or political philosophy.


Ethics Circle

Ethics Circle

Ethics Circle, CEHV's fellowship program, offers faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff across the university an opportunity to develop their understanding of the ethical issues underlying their work, in a community of fellow inquirers. Fellows who complete the program are also eligible for a University Institute of Teaching and Learning (UITL) teaching endorsement in Teaching Ethics and Human Values.



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ETHOS (Ethics Throughout Ohio State) is CEHV's part of the Shared Values Initiative at Ohio State, fostering the values that define our university and integrating them into life, work, and learning on campus. ETHOS in particular invites ethical reflection on the mission of a leading public university and the practical ethical challenges that face researchers, instructors, students, program officers, and administrators.



globe with orange and blue pie chart overlay and blue and orange text Maximin Project

Maximin Project is a CEHV-related undergraduate student organization committed to maximizing the global minimum. It focuses on philanthropy education and raising funds for evidence-based, high-impact projects in the developing world, in addition to connecting students with opportunities for service on the local level. 


Postdoctoral Program

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CEHV's Postdoctoral Program in Public Philosophy trains talented young ethicists interested in engaged, interdisciplinary philosophy projects. It partners with colleges and programs to support their teaching, research, and outreach missions while providing mentorship and institutional support. 


Outreach Programs and Partnerships