Public events in 2011
September 7th to 9th a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Centre for Ethics titled "Ethics in Sciences and Society" was held. The event was opened by the president of Estonia Toomas-Hendrik Ilves. The event was also accompanied by the publication of a book dedicated to the anniversary.
August 29th to September 1st the 7th Annual Estonian Philosophy Conference titled "Pluralism about truth, knowledge, norms and values" took place. The event indluced invited speakers from USA and Germany. The conference was preceeded by an international workshop titled "Disagreements". See also the conference website.
November 22nd an ethics colloquium titled "To turst or not to trust: Information manipulation" took place. The panelists were: Marju Kadakas andIvo Kruusamägi.
November 16th an ethics colloquium titled "Reflections of success society in school - charms and pains" took place. The panelists were: Heidit Kaio,Gunnar Polma and Margus Saks.
November 9th an ethics colloquium titled "The role of women in the family and in the society in the Muslim world" took place. The panelists were: Elo Süld, and Kätlin Hommik-Mrabte, moderated by Triin Käpp.
October 20th an ethics colloquium titled "Where is a good place to live?" took place. The panelists were: Rein Ahas and Tiit Tammaru, moderated by Aive Pevkur.
May 17th an ethics colloquium titled "Oh states, Oh customs" took place. The panelists were: Mart Kuusk and Margit Sutrop.
May 3rd an ethics colloquium titled "Workplace harassment in Estonia" took place. The panelists were: Merle Tambur and Peep Peterson, moderated by Maret Ahonen.
Aprill 5th an ethics colloquium titled "Does everything in the society need an ethical dimension" took place. The panelists were: Hans H. Luik, Kristina Mänd and Vilve Kalda.
April 1st an ethics colloquium titled "The ethical and legal limits of mind reading technology" took place. The panelists were: Kairi Reiman and Katrin Laas-Mikko, moderated by Roland Karo.
March 14th the President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves issued a call for essays titled "The Doors of Estonia – From, Within", the competition was organized by the Centre for Ethics in cooperation with President’s Academic Advisory Board. A total of 98 essays were submitted from 22 different countries. The jury selected four winners Mihkel Kama, Ragnar Mägi, Kadri Raudsepp and Margit Tõhk. Catherine Oliver got an honorable mention for the best foreign language work and Rein Leetmaa for the best student work