Annual Symposium

Every November, GISME sponsors a symposium on a selected topic related to the ethics of the market society. The purpose of each symposium is to stimulate thinking and generate new ideas on important subjects that either have not been sufficiently addressed or that need an injection of new perspectives. To this end, the Institute invites twelve notable normative scholars representing a spectrum of ideological and intellectual perspectives to consider the topic and express their thoughts in an essay. The authors present and discuss their theses at our annual conference. The Institute then publishes the essays in collection in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.

A fall 2019 symposium on "The Ethics of Democracy" will be held on November 22 in the Hariri building on Georgetown University's main campus. 


Past symposia:

2018:   The Ethics of Corporate Moral Agency forthcoming in Volume 17 of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

2017:   The Ethics of Diversity available in Volume 16 of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

2016:   Ethics and What is Not Seen: The Effects of Remote Consequences on Ethical Analysis available in Volume 15 of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

2015:   The Ethics of Nudging available in Volume 14 of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

2014:   The Ethical Limits of Markets available in Volume 13 of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

2013:   The Ethics of Lobbying available in Volume 12 of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy

2012:   The Ethics of Bailouts and Government Support of Corporations: Public Benefit or Crony Capitalism? available in Volume 11 of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy