Each November, GISME sponsors a symposium on a selected topic related to the ethics of the market society 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 12 notable, normative scholars representing a spectrum of ideological and intellectual viewpoints 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 a collection in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Recent symposia have focused on the ethics of bailouts and government support of corporations, the ethics of lobbying, the ethical limits of markets, the ethics of remote consequences on ethical analysis, the ethics of nudging, the ethics of diversity, and the ethics of corporate moral agency.