The 8th Annual Rhode Island Regional High School Ethics Bowl was held in person at Brown University, with a provisional date of Sunday, February 4, 2024. Click here for this year’s schedule. And click here to see the results.


General Information:

The Rhode Island High School Ethics Bowl is an annual competition in which high school students from around the state come together to discuss ethical questions.  The event is hosted by Brown University with generous support from the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Ethical Inquiry.

In the Ethics Bowl students are encouraged to express and develop their own ethical commitments through a careful consideration of all relevant points of view. Unlike traditional debate competitions, the goal is not to defeat your opponent by overwhelming them with arguments for your side. Instead, Ethics Bowl scoring rewards collaborative discussion, engagement with conflicting viewpoints, and generous acknowledgement of objections.

Every year we bring together a diverse set of students from Rhode Island public high schools, public charter schools, and independent private schools for a series of robust ethical discussions.

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