D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership


Beginning in 2001, the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership has hosted 15 interdisciplinary Ethics Conferences.  Each year the scope and influence of the annual ethics conference grows, having not only a greater impact on Viterbo’s own faculty and students , but having a more significant effect on the wider stage of scholarly research on virtue ethics.  

The Reinhart Institute began an annual Teaching the Holocaust Workshop in 2007 with the intention of impacting young people by sharing lessons of tolerance and respect for all people. 


An Interdisciplinary Conference
April 19-21, 2018

The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership is proud to announce the 16th annual ethics conference.  Contemplation has long been considered a key part of the virtuous life.  Indeed, Aristotle referred to contemplation as the “highest form of activity.”  Contemporary research in neuroscience seems to confirm this view, and yet it also raised new questions about the nature and benefits of this ancient practice.  What, for example, is the difference between contemplation in the classical sense and the modern practice of mindfulness?  For that matter, how does contemplation differ, if at all, from meditation or prayer?  What are the benefits of contemplation?  How, and in what contexts, should it be taught?  Does contemplation have a place in public schools and universities or in the workplace?  Is it an essentially private or public activity?  The 2018 Annual Ethics Conference at Viterbo University seeks to gather interested scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds for a national conversation on these and related questions.

PDF iconConference Schedule

Register for the workshop or visit the conference website.

Daniel GolemanKeynote Speaker
Daniel Goleman,
Author, Emotional Intelligence | Psychologist
Thursday, April 19, 2018
7 p.m. - Fine Arts Center Main Theatre  

Conference Archives 2001-2017 >>

Teaching the Holocaust

March 22-23, 2018 

This workshop is designed for middle and high school teachers who want to learn more about teaching the lessons of the Holocaust in their schools, featuring national and local Holocaust scholars.

Visit the workshop website for more information.

Workshop Schedule
PDF icon2018 Teaching the Holocaust Workshop Schedule

Estelle LaughlinKeynote Speaker
Estelle Laughlin
, Holocaust Survivor
Thursday, March 22, 2018
7 p.m. - Fine Arts Center Main Theatre  

Workshop Archives 2007-2017 >>

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