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Fall 2019

Global Ethics Day 2019

Friday, October 18
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
Open event flier

The Center for International Ethics recognizes Global Ethics Day with a presentation by Cornelia Weiss, a "peace through law" advocate, former JAG lawyer for the U.S. Air Force, and expert on gender, peace, and security. She will discuss topics including, becoming a Peace through Law advocate, the military and peace, and women, peace and security and international law. Weiss holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and is a graduate of the Inter-American Defense College. She served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps in Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific, retiring in the rank of colonel (O-6).

CMU joins organizations around the world in recognizing Global Ethics Day, an initiative of theCarnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Inspired by Earth Day, Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity for organizations around the world to hold events on or around this day, exploring the meaning of ethics in international affairs — and to share your #GlobalEthicsDay2019 activities widely on social media. Sponsored by the Center for International Ethics, the Department of Military Science and Leadership, and the Honors Program. For more information, contact Hope May, Ph.D., J.D. at or 989-774-1734.

Spring 2019

Peace Flag Raising Ceremony

Thursday, April 18
2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Flagpole next to Warriner Hall

Join us for the 5th annual raising of the Peace flag outside of Warriner Hall where we will commemorate important moments of Peace History, including the work of CMU's 4th President, E.C. Warriner. With choral music and special remarks from CMU President Dr. Robert O. Davies. The Pro Concordia Labor flag is a tricolor flag of yellow, purple and white designed in 1897. Pro Concordia Labor means "I work for peace" or "I work for harmony." E.C. Warriner, the 4th president of Central Michigan University from 1918-1939, was actively involved in the pre-World War I Peace Movement to which the Pro Concordia Labor flag is connected. (You can read more about the meaning and history of the flag on the Pro Concordia Labor website.) Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for International Ethics. For more information, contact Hope May (PHL) at 989-774-1734 or

Forward Into Harmony: The Untold Story of Korea's Peace Movement and How it Involves You

Tuesday, April 23
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium

A powerful story, unknown to most, is the story of Korea’s non-violent, democratic uprising of March 1, 1919. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Ethics and the Fashion Merchandising and Design Program, Forward into Harmony is an educational experience using fashion, philosophy, and history in the telling of a powerful story of human dignity. Reception to follow in Baber room. For more information, contact Hope May (PHL) at 989-774-1734 or

Law School 101: From Mount Pleasant to The Hague

Thursday, February 7
4:00 p.m.
Grawn 100

Join the Center for International Ethics for an information session on law school and the 2019 Hague Summer Study Abroad Program. Special guests include CMU alum Ben Harris, J.D. Candidate at the University of Chicago, and other CMU alums of the Hague program. Sponsored by the Center for International Ethics, the Honors Program, and CMU's National Scholarship Program. For more information, contact Hope May (PHL) at 989-774-1734 or

Roundtable Discussion: The International Mind and the Fulbright Legacy

Friday, February 8
3:00 p.m.
Park Library - Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium

Join a roundtable discussion on international understanding, global citizenship, the pursuit of peace, and how programs like Fulbright promote these efforts. Panelists include Dr. Hope Elizabeth May, CMU Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Center for International Ethics, and 2018 Fulbright Scholar in South Korea; Benjamin Harris, J.D. Candidate, University of Chicago Law, 2014 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea, and CMU Honors Program alum; and Bella Barricklow, honors student majoring in English and a 2019 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship nominee in Colombia. Sponsored by the CMU National Scholarship ProgramCenter for International EthicsOffice of International Affairs, and the Honors Program. For more information, contact Maureen Harke at 989-774-3902 or

Fall 2018

Image of announcement for Global Ethics Day, October 12.

Global Ethics Day

Featuring Ambassador Oh Joon
Friday, October 12
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Park Library Auditorium
Open event flier

Oh Joon is a professor of United Nations Studies at Kyung hee University in Seoul and a former ambassador of the Republic of Korea. He is also a visiting professor at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management in Sejong, Korea. He was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Korea to the United Nations in New York from 2013 to 2016.

This event was sponsored by the Center for International Ethics with generous support from the Honors Program and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. For more information, contact Hope May at 989-774-1734 or