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The Albert Schweitzer Institute of Chapman University is dedicated to preserving, critically interpreting, and disseminating the teachings of Albert Schweitzer within the study of ethics and ethical values.

The Institute sponsors a university course on the life and thought of Albert Schweitzer, maintains an Albert Schweitzer Exhibit on the campus of Chapman University, offers the Albert Schweitzer Award of Excellence, the Schweitzer Rising Star Award, and Schweitzer scholarships, and participates in academic programs on the legacy of Albert Schweitzer.

Stop by Argyros Forum 201 anytime to see our beautifully designed exhibit dedicated to the life and works of Albert Schweitzer!

Southern California Regional High School Ethics Bowl

Chapman University has hosted the annual Southern California Regional High School Ethics Bowl since 2016.

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What is an Ethics Bowl?

Ethics Bowl is an interscholastic competition at both the high school and collegiate levels in which teams discuss and analyze a series of real-life ethically-oriented case studies and are judged according to the quality of their reasoning and their responsiveness to the comments and questions of the other team and a panel of judges. Engaging high school and undergraduate students in intensive ethical inquiry, the Ethics Bowl fosters constructive dialogue, with the aim of furthering the next generation’s ability to make sound ethical decisions and engage in civil public discourse.

The collaborative model rewards students for their ability to think carefully and analytically about complex issues and the respect they show for the diverse perspectives of their peers. Participation enables students to practice and build the virtues central to democratic and global citizenship, preparing them to navigate challenging moral issues in a rigorous, systematic, and open-minded way.High School Participants at the 2017 Ethics Bowl at Chapman University

Chapman undergraduates interested in participating on the University's collegiate team,  please contact Dr. Virginia Warren, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics Bowl Coach. For high school teachers and students, interested in competing in the So Cal High School Ethics Bowl and for collegiate ethics bowlers, graduate students, professors, alumni or community members interested in volunteering as moderators or judges, please contact Dr. Nancy Martin, Professor, Religious Studies and Director, Schweitzer Institute.