February 16th: Everyday Ethical Ambiguity and Freedom to Do the Right Thing

As part of the CSU Ethics Colloquium, Dr. Cori Wong, Special Assistant to the President, Director of the Women & Gender Collaborative, and Special Instructor in the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University, will present Everyday Ethical Ambiguity and Freedom to Do the Right Thing.

Everyday Ethical Ambiguity and Freedom to Do the Right Thing
Dr. Cori Wong

Thursday, February 16th at 4:00 pm
Clark A 201

As a trained feminist philosopher working in university administration, Dr. Wong appreciates how even a shallow dip into the intricacies of ethical questions and moral obligations can leave one feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and breathless. Competing systems of values and principles – and an endless array of hypothetical (or very real) consequences – complicate deceptively straightforward questions like, “What should I do? How should I act?”

This talk highlights how tough moral questions are not reserved for controversial, “hot-button” issues; they are inherent to our daily lives as we interact with one another as researchers, educators, supervisors, and colleagues. Dr. Wong draws on feminist frameworks to help us navigate the inherent ambiguity of what it means to act ethically in the context of our concrete, everyday lives.