LSU Ethics Institute

Ethics Institute

We aim to transform the study of ethics by supporting faculty and student research, to engage students and faculty across the University in meaningful conversations about ethics, and to inspire our students and our communities to practice and promote ethical leadership throughout their daily lives.

Current Initiatives

Annual Spring Summit on 'Institutional Courage'

On April 27th, the Ethics Institute hosted the Annual Spring Summit. This year'st topic was 'Institutional Courage.'

'Institutional courage,' according to our keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Freyd, refers to "an institution's commitment to seek the truth and engage in moral action, despite unpleasantness, risk, and short-term cost...It is a force that transforms institutions into more accountable, equitable, healthy places for everyone."

Please visit the event page to learn more about the event, which featured a panel made up of LSU faculty on "What is Institutional Courage? How is it possible?" and a keynote address from Dr. Jennifer Freyd on "Moving from Institutional Betrayal to Institutional Courage." Links to videos and transcripts of the events are also available.

Sites of Conscience, Louisiana

 "Sites of Conscience, Louisiana" is an undergraduate research and public humanities program focused on today's debates and interventions around monuments and memorialization.

Upcoming events include: 

  • Mossville: When Great Trees Fall documentary screening
    • Thursday, February 25th
  • "Reconsecrating Urban Space: Lessons from Renaming New Orleans Streets" lecture
    • Thursday, March 4th
  • "Monuments and the Future" lecture
    • Thursday, March 11th

Please visit the "Sites of Conscience, Louisiana" webpage for more information about the program and related events. 

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