Ruth Gaare Bernheim Ruth Gaare Bernheim
Director, Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life
Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences
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James F. Childress James F. Childress
Founding Director, Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life
John Allen Hollingsworth Professor of Ethics
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Faculty Fellows and Graduate Student Fellows

Each year the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life seeks to involve selected faculty from UVA and elsewhere and graduate students from UVA in discussions with its faculty on real-world, case-based problems and issues in public policy. The Institute provides office space, modest financial support when possible, and, most importantly, opportunities to participate in Institute seminars and other activities in practical ethics.

Faculty Fellows

Recent faculty fellows at the Institute include Yasunori Ando (Associate Professor, Trattori University, Japan), Tal Brewer (Philosophy), Thomas Smith (Environmental Sciences), Charles Mathewes (Religious Ethics), William F. May (Professor Emeritus, SMU), Phillip Nieburg (former Associate Director for Public Health Practice, Global AIDS Program, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and Barry Penn Hollar (Professor, Shennandoah University).

In 2008-2009, Aline Kalbian (Associate Professor, Florida State University) was a Visiting Fellow.

Faculty at UVA or other institutions and graduate students at UVA who are interested in exploring possible fellowships at the Institute should get in contact with Willis Jenkins or Ruth Gaare Bernheim. The Institute is seeking to raise funds to support additional faculty and graduate fellows.

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