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International Association for Education in Ethics
In April 2012, the International Association for Education in Ethics was officially established. At the initiative of UNESCO, a group of international scholars in ethics education created this global platform for exchange of experiences in the teaching of ethics. The Secretariat is established at the Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA (www.duq.edu/chce).
Teaching ethics has a special significance at the global level and addresses a variety of different perspectives providing new insights into ethics from various cultural experiences from around the world. However, exchange of these experiences with education at the global level has been virtually nonexistent. Thus, establishing a platform to promote education in ethics at a global scale is an exciting new initiative.
The goals of IAEE are to exchange and analyze experiences with the teaching of ethics in various educational settings, to promote the development of knowledge and methods of ethics education, to function as a global center of contact for experts in this field, to promote contacts between members from countries around the world and to enhance and expand the teaching of ethics at national, regional, and international levels.
The IAEE will be organizing international conferences and other scholarly meetings. The first international conference will take place at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA, in May 2012. This conference will feature keynote lectures from experts and parallel sessions regarding a wide variety of fields. These fields of study include: bioethics, medical ethics, nursing ethics, pharmacy ethics, dental ethics, science ethics, engineering ethics, philosophical ethics, religious ethics, and business ethics.
Those who are interested in becoming members of the International Association for Education in Ethics or would like to attend the first conference should visit the Center for Healthcare Ethics website at www.duq.edu/chce. Registration for membership: www.duq.edu/chce.