Students in the Program write honors theses on topics that use moral and political philosophy to address practical problems. Previous theses have considered such questions as the just distribution of health care, our obligations to future generations, the role of moral values in education, the moral implications of genetic engineering, and the relationship between gender inequality and the structures of work and family.
Past theses are available to read. Please contact email@example.com with your request (author, title, and year). You may look at hard copies of past theses at the Ethics in Society Center offices.
Emma Leeds Armstrong (Classics and Political Science)
The Ethical Implications of Over-Regulating Campaign Finance for Low-Income Candidates
Advisor: Josh Ober
Calvin Baker (Philosophy)
Buddhist Wellbeing and Population Ethics
Advisors: Juliana Bidadanure and Paul Harrison
Madeline Musante (International Relations)
Creating an Ethical Framework for U.S. Refugee Policy
Advisors: Jens Hainmueller and Desiree Lim
Ariadne Nichol (Human Biology)
An Ethical Framework for Just Distribution of Experimental Therapeutics in Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreak Responses
Advisor: David Magnus
Andrew Ntim (Public Policy)
Sentenced to Unemployment: On the Ethical and Practical Implications of Criminal Record-Based Employment Discrimination
Advisor: Robert Weisberg
Halle Payne (Symbolic Systems)
Is Vegetarianism a Worthwhile Endeavor? Navigating Futility Critiques and Their Implications for Vegetarianism as an Ethical and Political Practice
Advisors: Rob Reich and Barry McGuire
Camila Strassle (Human Biology)
Contemporary Controversies in Workplace Wellness and Disability
Advisor: Rob Reich
No Ethics in Society honors theses were submitted in 2016-2017.