March 12, 2008

Inamori Center shares in Kyoto celebration, prepares for ethics prize gala

Inamori sign

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University will help celebrate the North American Kyoto Laureate Symposium today through March 14 in San Diego. The Inamori Center also will mark the awarding of its inaugural Inamori Ethics Prize September 4 in Cleveland, with a celebration reminiscent of the Kyoto Prize events.

Kazuo Inamori, president of The Inamori Foundation, established the Kyoto Prize and the Inamori Ethics Prize, both international awards that honor those who have contributed significantly to humankind's scientific, cultural and spiritual development. He also funded the Inamori Center at Case Western Reserve.

The Inamori Ethics Prize gala in September will include a lecture by the recipient, a symposium featuring area ethics experts and a black tie prize ceremony in Severance Hall. The winner of the Inamori Ethics Prize will be announced by June.

The Inamori Center also will host the university's Public Affairs Discussion Group on April 18 at 12:30 p.m. when a discussion of "Moral Dilemmas in Politics and Fiction" will feature novelists Megan Whelan Turner and Anne Ursu, with Joseph White, professor of political science at Case Western Reserve.

This month, the Inamori Center is inspiring thought on those who fight not just to win, citing Cyrano de Bergerac, and the related contest between popularity and principle, according to John F Kennedy. Details are in the March issue of the Inamori Center newsletter from Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., director of the center.

Additional information about the Inamori Center and its activities is available online.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, March 12, 2008 09:51 AM | News Topics: College of Arts and Sciences, Ethics, Events, Faculty, HeadlinesMain, Provost Initiatives, Public Policy/Politics

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