Plenary Session: Jennifer Morton, Author of Moving Up Without Losing Your Way

Mar 18, 2023, 9:15 am10:45 am
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Event Description
Jennifer Morton is Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research, which spans ethics, political and moral philosophy, and the philosophy of education, has been feature in The Atlantic, Inside Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation, New York Daily News, Times Higher Education, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Public Books, and Vox. Her book Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility was awarded the Frederic W. Ness Book Award by the Association of American Colleges, and Universities, and was chosen as the Princeton Pre-Read for the Class of 2025. Jennifer also received the 2023 Grawemeyer Award for her work on the ethical sacrifices made by first-generation and low-income university students. She tweets at @jennifermmorton.

This talk is part of the FASPE Conference. Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) provides a unique historical lens to study contemporary ethics in the professions. FASPE offers fellowships to students pursuing professional degrees in business, journalism, law, medicine, seminary, and design & technology, as well as to early-career professionals in these fields. Fellows in each of FASPE’s six programs spend two intensive weeks in Germany and Poland, visiting Auschwitz and key historical sites in Berlin and Krakow, and participating in rigorous seminars led by experts in their respective fields. Fellows begin their studies by examining the roles their professional counterparts played in Germany and elsewhere from 1933-1945, and then draw on historical, cultural, philosophical, literary and discipline-specific sources to explore the ethical issues facing their fields today.

FASPE also provides shorter programs to mid-career professionals that integrate history and contemporary ethical issues. These include tailored onsite ethics training at corporations, law firms and other professional settings, as well as a condensed version of the program in Europe in which the FASPE fellows participate.