Notre Dame School of Virtue and Character

Online 23 Nov 2021 - 02 Dec 2021

23 November - 2 December (via Zoom)

The Institute for Ethics & Society is delighted to host the 2021 Notre Dame School of Virtue & Character.

Held over two weeks, the second NDSVC allows selected participants to engage with new research on the topic of cultivating good character. NDSVC features five keynote sessions, each running for 1.5 hours. The sessions are structured around a pre-read paper and provide participants with the opportunity to engage directly with the speakers in a rigorous but friendly discussion of their work. The 2021 NDSVC will focus on the theme of The Virtues and Vices of Moral Criticism.

The keynote speakers are: Daniel Hutto (University of Wollongong), Michael Lynch (University of Connecticut), Linda Radzik (Texas A&M University), and John Lippitt (IES).

We welcome applications for participation via email. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 NDSVC keynote speakers will appear via Zoom.

For details on how to apply, please email Tim Smartt ( Applications are open now and will close on 5 November 2021. Places are limited. Selected participants will be provided with the draft papers two weeks prior to the conference.

An initiative of the Moral Philosophy & Ethics Education program within the Institute for Ethics & Society.

For details about the inaugural Notre Dame School of Virtue & Character held in 2020, read more here.