What Causes Moral Behavior?
Exploring this quintessential question at the heart of ethics is the goal of the UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality. The center was established in 2003 by a group of scholars from social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences and medicine interested in recent scientific research that yields insight on the origins and causes of morality. In creating the center, UCI faculty are addressing topics that reflect critically on the moral implications of the new frontiers in science.Housed in the School of Social Sciences, the center convenes faculty, researchers, graduate students, and visiting scholars from all disciplines to conduct studies, present lectures and publish professional papers and proceedings from public talks and organized conferences.
When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism Against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage
February 19, 2016
The trial of Peter Liang and confronting the reality of Asian American privilege (Opinion)
April 21, 2016
Claire Jean Kim, political science and Asian American studies professor, on the reality of Asian American privilege, The Los Angeles Times, April 21, 2016
Has President Obama's foreign policy worked?
December 17, 2015
Cecelia Lynch, political science professor and international studies director, is featured on BBC News Dec. 17, 2015