Think responsibly and act ethically in your personal and professional life.
About the Center
Through a wide range of programs and activities—seminars, ethics bowls, student positions and scholarships—the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics encourages you to think responsibly about the kinds of moral dilemmas and choices you face as a professional and as a global citizen.
Since 1987, we have provided faculty with teaching models, and we sponsor faculty research, student internships and public programs in business and professional ethics. We welcome speakers from all over the world to discuss moral, ethical, and philosophical issues in various facets of life. We have hosted discussions in fields ranging from business to art. We also encourage students to continue thinking about the ideas introduced in the classroom to other aspects of life by sponsoring the student organization Philosophy Club.
The Hoffberger Center has grown and prospered because of the continued interest and support of our friends in the academic, business and professional communities. By inviting our colleagues from community colleges, corporations and the professions to participate in the Hoffberger Center programs and activities, we are learning a great deal about the kinds of ethical issues and problems that arise in business and the professions, and we are sharing these insights with our University faculty and students.
In return, the Hoffberger Center has been able to offer guidance in developing ethical awareness, ethical decision-making, and codes of ethics to our friends outside the University of Baltimore. Together we have discovered that for any discussion of ethics to be of lasting value it must combine well the practical with the theoretical.
Read more about the Hoffberger Center and civil discourse in the latest issue of The University of Baltimore Magazine.
Are You a Citizen, or Are You a Consumer? A Conversation with Ron Williams
Thursday, April 22
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | online via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 951 5568 2930
Many people believe being a citizen means paying your taxes, obeying the laws, and casting a ballot every four years. But does that really mean a full and active participation as an American, or is that just being a consumer of American society, without having to do more work than is absolutely required? Join spoken-word performer and adjunct faculty member Ron Williams for this virtual conference to grapple with the most important identity challenge in the most critical election cycle of the 21st century.
Stay tuned for more scholarly events from the Hoffberger Center in 2021.