FASPE: Promoting Ethical Leadership for Today's Professionals

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FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) challenges its professionals to recognize and exercise their ethical and leadership responsibilities as influencers. FASPE’s distinctive approach is to examine the roles and behavior of individual professionals in Germany and elsewhere between 1933 and 1945 as an initial framework for approaching ethical responsibility in the professions today. 

Each year, FASPE awards 80 to 90 Fellowships to graduate students and early-career professionals in Business, Seminary, Design & Technology, Journalism, Law, and Medicine. The Fellowships begin with intense study in Germany and Poland where FASPE takes advantage of the urgency created by the power of place to translate the history into the present. The FASPE Fellowship experience extends well beyond the two weeks in Europe. Fellows join a lifetime network, now comprised of over 900 alumni. FASPE curates and facilitates continuing conversations and learning, including through in-person gatherings; online education; participation in writing, lecturing, and symposia; and social and professional networking.

Beyond its signature Fellowship program, FASPE utilizes its distinct methodology in ethics training workshops for practicing professionals in organizations across business sectors, in public writings and lectures, and in a condensed European study trip for practicing professionals.

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