Ethics and Human Progress

This workshop addresses the need to develop individual and social responsibility for our actions by uniting ethical theory and practice. Participants engage with humanity’s incredible evolution from the state of nature to the social contract, to human rights, technological advancements, economies of sustainability and happiness, redefining progress, and critically looking to the United Nations as a tool for international peace building.




  • Measuring Human Rights as Progress
  • Theories of Value Formation
  • Contextualizing “Good” and “Evil”
  • Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding Human Rights
  • Critical Media Literacy Theory and Practice
  • Defining Universal Human Rights Standards
  • Post-Liberal Concepts of Progress