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Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility

Upcoming Events

Teach In: President Trump and the Current Constitutional Crisi

Friday, January 15

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We hope you'll join us for a LIVE webinar (1/15), from 12:00 - 1:00 pm: “A Teach-In on President Trump and the Current Constitutional Crisis,” hosted by the SMU Center for Presidential History. Maguire Center Director Dr. Rita Kirk will join a panel of distinguished speakers eager to answer your questions and discuss what's going on in our country. No pre-registration required! Just click here to join the meeting at 12:00:

Ethics Essay Prize: Undergraduate Competition

September 3: Contest Opens

November 1: Contest Submissions Due

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In celebration of our 25th anniversary, SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility is proud to announce the Ethics Essay Prize - an essay competition open to all undergraduate students enrolled at SMU. The competition is intended to encourage the development of ethical discernment, imagination, and thoughtful reflection among students. We hope it will challenge undergraduates to consider the role of ethics in their lives. Further, the contest provides the Maguire Ethics Center with valuable insights into topics of importance to undergraduates.


 Can Democracy be Saved from Facebook and Twitter? 

 A Virtual Debate and Discussion

 Wednesday, October 28

 6:00 PM | Live via Zoom


 Are you overwhelmed (or overjoyed) by all the political argument on social media—or just over it?  Should online discourse, especially in this   contentious election season, be regulated or absolutely unrestricted?  Please join Dedman Professors Robert Howell, Eric Barnes, and Tim Rosendale, as   well as Prof. Jared Schroeder from Journalism, for a Zoom conversation about social media, free (and civil) speech, and democracy.