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The Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics for 2016
The Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics are funded by a generous gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73) in honor of the late Abraham J. Briloff, Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus. The emphasis of the Briloff prizes is ethics in professional life; to wit, ethics in the broadest sense. Recent writings on current ethical issues in a wide range of formats—such as books, articles, essays, op-ed pieces, and websites—were eligible for the prizes this year, as were pieces written or published for traditional scholarly settings.
Ewan Hoo, a senior in Finance who is minoring in history won the $500 student prize for “Reagan’s Star Wars: Peace through Hope.”
According to the members of the Briloff Prize Committee: “This well written paper discusses the evolution of relationships between the United States and the Soviet Union that led to the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT 1). This paper revisits a controversy from the 1980's regarding the ethics of national defense: Which is ethically superior: mutual deterrence (which involves immoral threats) or strategic defense (which involves unreliable machines)? The recent controversy concerning the installation of American missile defenses in South Korea shows the continuing relevance of this topic.”
The essay had been written for a class taught by Prof. Vincent DiGirolamo.
Sarah Bishop, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, won the $1500 faculty prize for “Learning the Story for Myself: Growing Up Undocumented.”
Professor Bishop’s work was described by the members of the committee as: “a compelling account of the many harms resultant from being brought to the United States without legal status as a child.”
Both essays may be read by following the links at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/BriloffPrizes.htm, which also includes additional information about the prizes, a list of previous winners, and links to many of the previous prize-winning works.
We are grateful to the members of the Briloff Prize Committee for their hard work under time pressure:
Professor Douglas Lackey, Department of Philosophy
Professor Sankar Sen, Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing and International Business
Professor Daniel Williams, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Chair
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