Office of Research

Program on Values in Society


The Program on Values in Society is a center for interdisciplinary research, service, and teaching about applied ethics. We seek to increase the integration of ethical thinking into public discussions, both within the university context and in the broader community.

Core Services Offered

Graduate certificate in ethics, speaker program in critical medical humanities, graduate prize for interdisciplinary ethics, speaker series in ethics, speaker series on geoengineering, undergraduate minor in ethics.

Funding Information:

University Initiative Fund (UIF)

Reporting Structure:

Michael Rosenthal, Chair, Department of Philosophy and to Divisional Dean of Social Sciences

Related UW Entities:

School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics & Humanities,
Information School, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, Program on the Environment and Disability Studies

Center Details

Director: Blake, Michael
Location: 361 Savery
Year Started: 2003
Administrator / Program Manager: Wessel, Bev
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Philosophy 
Faculty Involvement: 4 core, 6 associate