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Ellen ter Gast

Program Developer, Arts & Sciences, iArts

Bold Ethics

PRESENTED ON DEC 09, 2014
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 24

What do Eve and boxing coach Frankie Dunn, the character played by Clint Eastwood in Million Dollar baby, have in common? Why should we acknowledge Eve as the founding mother of ethical reasoning?

In her talk about the importance of ethical heroism Ellen ter Gast introduces the concept of bold ethics. She argues that bold ethics is of key importance for the management of complex issues in 21st century and illustrate that Eve was much more than the woman who took a bite from the forbidden fruit. She was the first true moral hero.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 29, 2015.

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Stuffed and Starved: Ecology, Ethics, and Politics of Eating Food

BY WOLFGANG BRAUNER
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 27, 2014

Wolfgang Brauner works for the Honors College at WKU and has been teaching global studies for over a decade.  He discusses Americans and their food consumption.

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Women

BY SAM VESTI
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Sam Vesti is an aspiring comedian with a lot to say. An infamous text, written by a famous Iranian figurehead, will lead into a perspective on how men can avoid being sexist and misogynistic.

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The Cost of Cotton

BY SAMANTHA JONES
@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Student Samantha Jones launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost,  social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on August 3rd, 2015. 

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Women and Domesticity

BY VANESSA MARR
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

The ongoing project by Vanessa Marr is the centre point of this presentation. Dust clothes are used as the canvas for females to embroid and sew personal messages challenging gender-based stereotypes and the role of a women in the 21st century.  

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Learning to Teach Ethics

BY KYLE ROBERTSON
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 24, 2016

Kyle Robertson teaches ethics to high schoolers, middle schoolers, at retirement communities and at the local jail. In this presentation he shares his passion for the "Ethics Bowl," a team competition that combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with an innovative approach to understanding both sides of a problem.  

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The ethics and the enjoyment of eating plants

BY ALEX DAVIES
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

Chef Alex Davies has always been passionate about ethical food locally sourced. The recently converted vegetarian wants to showcase and encourage the eating of plants, as a way to enjoy food from the earth and to lessen the impact on our planet. In this talk Alex shares some of his learnings from working in food production, from farm to table.

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Girls of Silver Spring, Our Future Women Leaders

BY SHANNON BABE-THOMAS
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Shannon Babe-Thomas is the Executive Director of Community Bridges, a non-profit that works with girls in the Silver Spring, MD area. She shares some incredible stories of the girls in her program and the amazing work that they are doing.

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Gender bias and technology

BY BRIANNE FICK
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 19, 2018

Brianne Fick is a multipotentialite who moved to New Zealand three years ago. With a foundation in marketing and design, Bree understands the severity and risks associated with uninhibited media. At some point between her 8 years in the national Canadian youth military program, and her 4 years studying for an undergrad degree in secondary education, Bree decided to dedicate her talents to inspiring the creation of a more beautiful world. Although she enjoyed the taste of an academic life, Bree set sails for New Zealand and plunged her hands into the soil of entrepreneurship - where she discovered the potential that exists with the merging of sweat, software and local food. From there she realised that she could combine her military, marketing, and entrepreneurship experiences with education. She now creates and facilitates programs to share these skills with adults who opt-in to participate in creating the future that we all hope is possible.

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Bears as Pets. Code of Ethics for Armenia.

BY AREVICK MKRTCHYAN
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Arevick Mkrtchyan discusses the ethical and welfare aspects of keeping bears as pets, highlighting the applicable laws and their enforcement bypassing the red-listed status of the Brown bears with a special focus on actions required to solve the issue once and for all.