Moral questions and ethical challenges reside at the center of the «EthicsImpulse» series, which aims to promote a public discussion on ethical questions and moral themes. Regularly, the Institute of Social Ethics ISE at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Lucerne, by «EthicsImpulse», extends the invitation to a public lecture or panel discussion and subsequently to an exchange. The «EthicsImpulse» can also focus on special themes, which for Switzerland are politically, economically, and socially of particular timeliness and of central relevance. The «EthicsImpulses» are held in German.


09.06.2022: Public lecture and discussion with Prof. Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne, Professor for Land-​Climate Dynamics at ETH Zurich and author on several reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The event takes place within the framework of the «Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context LSUE» from 9 - 14 June, 2022. More information about the «EthicsImpulse» with Prof. Dr. Seneviratne.


14.06.2021: «EthicsImpulse»-talk as part of the «Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context LSUE» on Monday, June 14, 2021 on the topic of «Personalized Health» with Prof. Dr. Arne Manzeschke. (For more information, please click here)


23.01.2020: Kai Strittmatter, Author and Correspondent, among others for Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Tages Anzeiger: China – Digital Dictatorship? (Flyer)

Due to the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to postpone this year’s EthicsImpulses. We hope in your understanding.


30.10.2019: Prof. Dr. Wilfried Stadler (economist and publicist): Nice to have - thoughts on ethics and responsibility in the financial sector (Flyer)

04.06.2019: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hemel, theologian, founder of the Institute for Social Strategy and director of the Global Ethic Institute at the University of Tübingen: universal norms and religious diversity (Flyer)

05.06.2019: Dr. Stephan Rothlin SJ, director of the Macau Ricci Institute, founder & CEO of International Rothlin Management Consulting Ltd., Beijing & Hong Kong: China's «New Silk Road» - promoting sustainable development


05.06.2018: Prof. Dr. Manfred Nowak: How can the absolute prohibition of torture be justified? Arguments against softening (Flyer)

EthikImpuls series Lucerne Summer University: Ethics in a Global Context LSUE