Ethics and the First Amendment in Conflict: A Student Debate

Date(s) - 10/04/2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Freedom Forum Conference Center on the Third Floor of Carroll Hall

The UNC Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Team will debate timely ethical issues related to the freedoms protected by the First Amendment: #Freedom of Tweets.

The Parr Center for Ethics sponsors the UNC-Chapel Hill Ethics Bowl team that competes in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl each November. The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition (IEB) is a part of a larger ethics bowl initiative by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Ethics Bowl team provides students with an opportunity to practice applying moral theories and principles of argument that they learn in their ethics classes in the interactive format of the Ethics Bowl. Competition preparation involves significant research, writing, understanding ethical theories, and oral presentation. The provided case studies involve ethical issues in practical contexts, including engineering, law, medicine, personal relationships, education, and domestic and international politics. Specific questions may concern a wide range of ethically salient topics, including but not limited to plagiarism, dating and friendship, gun control, environmental policy, civilian casualties, and globalization.

This event will showcase the current UNC IEB team, as they present an abridged and interactive version of a regular competition round. The round will include information about a selected case study, a presentation by one team, comments from the opposing team, a response from the presenting team, and a Q&A period with the audience.

This event is free and open to the public.

This is just one of many events we are hosting onĀ First Amendment Day!

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