The environment... Globalisation... Poverty... War... Corporate fraud... New technologies...
Ethical debate has moved to the very top of the world agenda in the 21st century. We in the emerging global society urgently need:
At the initiative of the Vice-Chancellor 2002-2009, Professor Brenda Gourley, The Open University established a visionary new international and interdisciplinary Ethics Centre which will meet these needs by:
These objectives exactly fit The Open University's own agenda in research, education, business-leadership formation, and social justice. The Open University has a strong and expanding research culture, and a distinguished position at the cutting edge of electronic education technology. An Ethics Centre based at The Open University is perfectly placed to exploit these advantages to the full.
Professor Timothy Chappell, previously Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Scottish Ethics Network, was appointed Director of the OU Ethics Centre in 2006. Under his direction the Centre is developing a range of potentially high-impact projects.
If you would like to make a donation to help the work of The Open University Ethics Centre, please follow the link for further information. Here you can find out how to make sure that your donation goes specifically to The Ethics Centre.