WHOChristopher Robichaud, Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy

WHERE: DPI-201: The Responsibilities of Public Action

Liberty Hospital Simulation: a two-class sequence (one for simulation exercise itself, one for debrief discussion) on allocating scarce resources in a crisis. Students play members of a hospital’s ethics committee, and are forced to make difficult decisions in dire circumstances about who is given what forms of support, and rationales for doing so. 


  • Enhance student skills in negotiation and adaptive leadership
  • Incorporate insights from moral psychology into simulations
  • Create materials to enable other faculty to use in their ethics or other courses
  • Gauge student work in ethics course more broadly, to assess their progress in making better ethical judgments