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Key Dates for FASPE 2020 Fellowship Programs

Posted by on Monday, July 29, 2019 in Uncategorized .

Applications Open on the FASBE Website: August 30, 2019

Applications Due: December 30, 2019

Fellowships Announced: March 9, 2020

Fellowship Program: June 12, 2020 – June 26, 2020


FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of professionals in Nazi Germany as a launching point and backdrop for an intensive study of contemporary professional ethics. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges they will face in their careers. FASPE studies the perpetrators—as a means of learning more about ourselves. FASPE promotes Ethical Leadership.

FASPE challenges graduate students and future leaders to recognize and confront their ethical responsibilities as professionals by analyzing the decisions and actions of Nazi-era professionals.

FASPE was founded in response to two distinct yet interrelated societal forces. The first was a growing concern over the rampant breakdown of ethical values in several of our most important and respected professions. The second was the challenge of memorialization and education as the Holocaust becomes more distant over time. How are the Holocaust and its ramifications to be taught and contemplated today, in the 21st century? It is FASPE’s challenge to draw contemporary meaning and currency from the increasingly distant Nazi period through the study of the ethical breakdown of the professions in Nazi Germany and what can be learned regarding the ethical responsibilities of professionals in our day.

FASPE Fellows
Fifteen Business Fellows will be chosen to participate in FASPE 2020 through a competitive application process. Fellowships cover all program costs including round-trip travel to Europe, as well as all European travel, lodging and food. Business Fellows travel with Law and Journalism Fellows—shared insights are gained through formal and informal cross-discipline discussions.

FASPE is an independent non-profit organization. All programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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