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Brady Scholars Program

About the Program


Our Mission

The Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life is a scholarly community in which undergraduates join together with graduate students and faculty to discuss values and norms, goodness and badness, rightness and wrongness, virtue and vice, duty and obligation, justice and rights, equality and freedom, and the application of these concepts to local, national, and international communities.

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Founding of the Brady Program


What is the Brady Scholars Program, and how did it begin?

What is the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life at Northwestern University and how did it begin? Alumna Debbie Brady, Provost Dan Linzer, and Founding Director Laurie Zoloth reflect on the Program’s origins. Videography: Isaiah Grant.

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Growth Abroad

Brady juniors gain a broad perspective from experiencing another part of the world, allowing a clearer view of issues at home.

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Accepting Applications for the Class of 2022

"The Brady Scholars Program was actually the reason I decided to attend Northwestern. It offered me the balance of theory and practice that I first loved about this school -- and continue to love about it. The program has provided me with the space to engage intellectually with ethics in order to better understand our responsibilities as citizens and students. More importantly, though, the Brady Scholars Program has given me an incredible community with whom I can work collaboratively to address very real issues here in Evanston. Looking back on my time at Northwestern, I definitely identify this program as one of my most formative experiences. Being a Brady Scholar has taught me how to be a more empathetic, thoughtful, and impactful leader." -Carol Feng, Class of 2016

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