KENAN SUMMER FELLOWS
What does it mean to live an ethical life?
Kenan Summer Fellows spend a summer exploring—in a variety of ways—the answers to the question: What does it mean to live an ethical life? A Summer Fellow might design a project at home or abroad, implement a community-based intervention, compose a musical, volunteer with an NGO, write a play, or curate an art exhibition. Summer experiences can and do provide a thoughtful, novel perspective of how to live an ethical life.
Between five and six fellows receive up to a $5,000 stipend and their faculty mentors will receive $500 to support their project.
Past Questions Have Included:
- What is the place of integrity, sincerity, or steadfast truthfulness, in living an ethical life?
- What are the qualities of character required to live an ethical life?
- Does engaging in politics require compromising one’s ethical principles?
- How do institutions nurture or impede people’s ability to lead more ethical lives?
- What roles do or should normative principles play in shaping a specific public policy issue?
- How should we define and balance our obligations of justice and care to fellow citizens, immigrants and refugees, human beings across the globe, and the injustices of the past?