FASPE offers immersive programs in professional ethics and ethical leadership.   We begin by examining the role professionals played in the rise of Nazism and Nazi policies to demonstrate the power professionals wield in society and the importance of everyday ethical decision-making.  With this background, we then explore current issues in professional ethics, including tactics for identifying and responding to them.  We base our programs in Berlin and Poland and hold daily seminars at sites of Nazi action, allowing participants to benefit from the power of the place.

Study Trips

FASPE offers week-long study trips for experienced professionals.  The 2020 programs will run from April 25 - May 2 and October 10-17.  More information is found on the specific form below.

Fellowship Programs

FASPE awards 75 fellowships in professional ethics and ethical leadership across its five programs: Business, Journalism, Law, Medical, and Seminary. These are open to American and international graduate students and early-career professionals.

All FASPE programs are non-denominational. Candidates of all religious, ethnic, cultural, and national backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

FASPE is an independent non-profit charitable organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Thank you for your interest in FASPE's 2021 Study Trip.  

Over the week-long program, we stand in the place of Nazi perpetrators--literally and figuratively--as we examine the role professionals played in supporting and enabling Nazi policies.  We travel through Berlin and Poland and hold daily sessions at sites of Nazi actions, including the House of the Wannsee Conference, the Brandenburg Memorial Center, and Auschwitz.

We intersperse historical discussions with seminars on current issues in professional ethics and ethical leadership, allowing participants to examine professional ethics and personal motivations from contemporary and historical perspectives and in an immersive, powerful setting.

Please fill out the form to learn more.  We hope you join us.

Eligibility: FASPE Law applicants must fit into one of the following three categories: 1) be enrolled in a JD or LLM program (or equivalent program); 2) be working in the legal profession (including a clerkship) at the time of their application and have received a JD or LLM between May 2019 and January 2021; or 3) be working as a trainee or similar position after having completed their requisite legal training in the applicable jurisdiction.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are about to embark on their career as professionals and are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.


Description: FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Law approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German lawyers and judges in designing, executing and/or enabling Nazi policies.  FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Law Fellows grasp their role and responsibility as professionals in their communities and to lead them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing lawyers and the legal profession.
 
FASPE Law has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores.  Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing professionals, historians and ethicists.

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Law Fellows travel with FASPE Business and FASPE Journalism Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions.

FASPE Law is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual lawyers in the contemporary settings in which they work.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings.

FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership, and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community.
All applications are welcome and reviewed.

To learn more about FASPE Law, please visit the Law page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.

Eligibility
FASPE Business applicants must be actively pursuing a career in business and fit into one of the following three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MBA or MSc program at the time of their application; 2) have completed their MBA or MSc degree between May 2019 and January 2021 and be working as a business professional; or 3) have completed an undergraduate degree in any field between May 2016 and May 2018 and be working as a business professional.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are about to embark on their career as professionals and are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.

Description  
FASPE is an intensive two-week fellowship trip in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Business approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German businesses and business professionals in designing, executing and/or enabling Nazi policies.  FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Business Fellows grasp their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their communities and to lead them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing businesses and business professionals.  

FASPE Business has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing professionals, historians and ethicists. 

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Business Fellows travel with FASPE Journalism and FASPE Law Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions.

FASPE Business is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual business professionals in the contemporary settings in which they work.  

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community.
 All applications are welcome and reviewed.  

To learn more about FASPE Business, please visit the Business page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.

 

Eligibility: FASPE Journalism applicants must be interested in journalism as a career and fit into one of the following two categories: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program of any kind and planning to work as a journalist; or 2) be working as a journalist with an undergraduate degree in any field received between May 2015 and May 2020 or a graduate degree in any field received between May 2019 and January 2021.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are about to embark on their career as professionals and are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.

Description: FASPE is an intensive, two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Journalism approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German and international journalists in executing and/or enabling Nazi policies. FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Journalism Fellows grasp their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their communities and to lead them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing journalists and media institutions at large.


FASPE Journalism has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores.  Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing professionals, historians and ethicists.

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Journalism Fellows travel with FASPE Business and FASPE Law Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions.

FASPE Journalism is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual journalists in the contemporary settings in which they work.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership, and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community.
 All applications are welcome and reviewed.

To learn more about FASPE Journalism, please visit the Journalism page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.

Eligibility: FASPE Medical applicants must fit into one of following three categories: 1) be enrolled in an MD or DO program (or equivalent) at the time of their application and anticipate completion of at least one clinical year prior to the start of the fellowship; 2) have an MD or DO (or equivalent) and be working towards a subsequent bioethics, public health or doctoral degree; or 3) be enrolled in a residency or equivalent program.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are about to embark on their career as professionals and are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.

Description: FASPE is an intensive two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Medical approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German physicians in designing, executing and/or enabling Nazi policies. FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Medical Fellows grasp their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their communities and to lead them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing physicians and the medical profession at large.

FASPE Medicine has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores.  Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing professionals, historians and ethicists.

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Medical Fellows travel with FASPE Seminary Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions.

FASPE Medical is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual physicians in the contemporary settings in which they work.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community.
 All applications are welcome and reviewed.

To learn more about FASPE Medical, please visit the Medical page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website.

Eligibility
FASPE Seminary applicants must either be enrolled in graduate school preparing for work as a theologian religious leader at the time of application or they must be working as clergy with a relevant graduate degree received between May 2019 and January 2021. Those applying as students may be studying at a seminary, divinity school, rabbinical school, Muslim chaplaincy program or other graduate program related to religious or theological training.

FASPE seeks Fellows who are about to embark on their career as professionals and are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.

Description
FASPE is an intensive two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE Seminary approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German and international clergy in supporting and/or enabling Nazi policies. FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Seminary Fellows grasp their role and responsibility as individuals with influence in their communities and to lead them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing clergy of all faiths.

FASPE Seminary has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Interfaith dialogue also factors into the curriculum. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, active clergy leading faith communities, historians, and ethicists.  Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the Fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Seminary Fellows travel with FASPE Medical Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions.

FASPE Seminary is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments and issues that raise ethical concerns for religious leaders in the contemporary settings in which they work.  

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership, and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.

To learn more about FASPE Seminary, please visit the Seminary page under the Programs tab on the FASPE website

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