Mission and History
The center seeks to strengthen the Judeo-Christian ethical foundations in business and public policy decisions by fostering dialogue among academic and corporate leaders, as well as by research and publications. The center also helps to coordinate and integrate the teaching of ethics throughout the business curriculum at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame's ethics program is one of the oldest in the country. The program was founded in 1978 by the late John W. Houck, a professor for 40 years at Notre Dame, and Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C. Currently, Father Williams serves as director.