In 2021, FASPE hosted two thematic series of webinars. See below for further details and to view recordings of our programs.

Mark Twain is said to have once posited that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” At FASPE, we believe that history provides both warning and instruction.  Join us for a series of webinars in which we explore the historical dimensions of issues such as the erosion of democratic norms, the significance of the rule of law, the power of the press, transitional justice, and the nexus of contemporary ethics and historical memory, examine how professional standards have been challenged during the past four years, and seek to elucidate the role professionals can play today in the writing of tomorrow’s history.

Sessions moderated by Executive Director, Thorsten Wagner.

Thorsten Wagner is a German historian and the Executive Director of FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics). Having grown up in Denmark, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and his graduate work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. read more...

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“…being American is more than a pride we inherit, it’s the past we step into and how we repair it.” – Amanda Gorman

FASPE’s mission is to step into the history of our professions in order to establish the ethical responsibility of professionals today. The legacy of racism persists in part because of the role the professions played in embedding it in the very structures of our society.  Without reckoning with this fraught history, the professions are ill-equipped to do the necessary work of reshaping our institutions. Join us for a series of webinars featuring experts who will examine the role professionals have played in the institutionalization and perpetuation of oppression, and seek to identify how professionals can repair the structures that their forebears created.

Sessions moderated by Executive Director, Thorsten Wagner
Featuring Dr. Shannon Prince, PhD, JD and Father Steven Bell, CSP

Dr. Shannon Prince is an attorney at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP.  She earned her doctorate in African and African American Studies and her master’s degree in English from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, her law degree from Yale Law School, and her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.  read more...

Fr. Steven Bell is a Paulist priest and Associate Pastor, Newman Hall/Holy Spirit parish, the Catholic campus ministry for the University of California at Berkeley. He leads parish missions, retreats, revivals, and workshops, all of which consider the importance of reconciliation and healing.  read more...

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Click here to view the archive of 2020 FASPE webinars.