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Institute forEthics & Public Affairs

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The Institute for Ethics & Public Affairs (IEPA) exists to raise awareness and stimulate discussion of the ethical dimensions of matters of public concern, within both the ODU campus community and the larger Hampton Roads community. It is housed in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, and its Co-Directors are members of that department. Its mission includes the following:

  • Strengthen moral community and foster a commitment to ethical ideals in public life
  • Facilitate reflection on the ethical standards that govern the professions
  • Highlight the unique and valuable contribution that philosophical reasoning can make to practical decision making


An Evening with Evette Dionne Poster

An Evening with Evette Dionne

Evette Dionne
March 19, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.
University Theatre

Free and open to the public!

Native American Dance & Dmocracy with Dr. Shay Welch
Ganden A Joyful Land  Film by Ngawang Choepal
Shariah: What it is and Why It's Not Taking Over Our Country

The 400 Years Project - 2020
The American Infant Mortality Crisis
IEPA 2019 Islamic Virtue Ethics Sheikh flyer
Why Price Gouging is Immoral - 2018

Killing the Black Body 2018
IEPA lecture_Wiliams
Unjust Sex vs. Rape
Let Them Eat Cake

IEPA 2-16-17
IEPA 11-1-16
climate change injustice


Teresa Kouri Kissel, Ph.D.

Teresa Kouri Kissel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, ODU

Dale E. Miller, Ph.D.

Dale E. Miller, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, ODU

Community Advisory Council

Anne-Taylor Cahill, D.Phil.
ODU Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies

Yvette Pearson, Ph.D.
Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs
Old Dominion University

Virginia Patton Prugh, LTC, USA, JAGC
Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Damien X. Walsh, J.D.
Attorney-Advisor, Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)

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