WELCOME TO THE IU SOUTHEAST COMMON EXPERIENCE
An annual program designed to cultivate a common intellectual conversation across campus, to strengthen the sense of community at Southeast and in the region, to encourage open discussion, civil discourse, and critical thinking, and to enhance the reputation of Southeast as a regional center of learning excellence.
Public and Private Ethics: Who Decides?"
The primary purpose of the Indiana University Southeast Common Experience Program is to develop a common dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and members of the local communities. The theme or dialogue of this year’s program is “Public and Private Ethics: Who Decides?”
As members of society we are daily confronted with ethical questions and dilemmas. How we deal with these questions and dilemmas is the focus of this year’s Common Experience.
There are many ways to participate in this program. One may attend some or all of our numerous programs and events scheduled over the course of the academic year. One may also read our common reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and engage in book discussions in either the fall or spring semesters. Students can register in almost 40 courses that have assigned the common reading as part of the class. Faculty members, staff members, and members of the community are invited and encouraged to purchase the book, read it, and participate in one of the book discussions. All are welcome to come and participate in our on-going dialogue “Public and Private Ethics: Who Decides?”
Global Conflict, Human Rights, and Ethics: Fire under the Snow, Tibetan Monks Discuss their Struggle against China