Center for Social and Ethical Concerns

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Center for Social and Ethical Concerns (CSEC)

An interdisciplinary initiative led by the Philosophy Department, the Center for Social and Ethical Concerns is focused on strengthening the connection between curriculum and community involvement. The Center provides a forum and a research resource for students, faculty, and the wider community interested in critical analysis of and dialogue about ethics in all domains of contemporary life. 

The mission of CSEC is:

  • To promote trauma-informed, disability informed ethical leadership.
  • To serve as a platform for current issues and concerns that are ethically complex and of urgent social importance.
  • To model and support work that draws from the framework and principles of Social Justice.
  • To address issues of both a local and global scope as it involves difficult conversations of policymaking as well as of best practices.

Projects and initiatives include speakers, conferences, workshops, podcasts, webinars, and outreach opportunities, with social and ethical concerns specific to public policy and bioethics. The CSEC supports the Bioethics and Applied Ethics minors sponsored by the Philosophy Department. 


Contact 516.323.3340 or email for more information.

Center for Social and Ethical Concerns (CSEC) You Tube Channel

The Center for Social & Ethical Concerns has a YouTube channel where you can view our panel discussions and you can now listen to our podcast series on Spotify. (2) The Center for Social and Ethical Concerns [CSEC] - YouTube