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News Posted on April 5, 2012

Matthew Kane '12 Chosen for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Program

Matthew Kane '12 is one of the 14 law students chosen by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to participate in a two-week program in New York, Germany, and Poland in May 2012.  This trip is one of four FASPE programs, each of which works with 13-15 students, designed to teach students about the contemporary ethical issues facing their professions by using the Holocaust and the conduct of their professions in Nazi Germany as a framework for study. 

By educating students about the causes of the Holocaust and promoting their awareness of related contemporary issues, FASPE seeks to prevent future complicity by professional and religious leaders in genocide, racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.

Kane said that he hopes to "understand how law and order can fundamentally break down, and society with them," in order to "learn how to effectively maintain the integrity of both."