The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement

Connect Learning with Living

Learn how to use your education in day-to-day life. Reflect on your ethical responsibilities. Discover how to take action to protect and empower your community.

This is the goal of the Luther College Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (The CEPE). We provide opportunities to help you become an informed and engaged global citizen. Attend an upcoming event, join a book group, or partner with The CEPE in community outreach.

Year in Review at The CEPE

This past year, the CEPE hosted twelve on-campus lectures and public forums. We also started a podcast, sponsored various book groups, and collaborated with the Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies to acquire a Future Library certificate for Luther College.


The CEPE Theme for 2023-2024: Trust/AntiTrust

Sign up for our Book Groups

Analyze and critique books, albums, films, and essays with other interested readers.

Book Groups

Read Faculty Features

Discover how Luther College faculty shape their fields, students, and the future.


Explore PLEN Seminars

Learn how PLEN prepares women and marginalized gender groups for policy careers.

PLEN Seminars

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DJ Spooky Presents Arctic Rhythms

In October 2022, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky visited Luther College to present his show: Arctic Rhythms. DJ Spooky focuses on environmentalism and algorithm culture. He also considers how artists can identify and utilize patterns to influence change.

Meet The CEPE Faculty Research Fellow

The 2021-2023 Research Fellow is Anthropology Professor Anita Carrasco. She is using her Fellowship at The CEPE to examine expressions of hospitality and hostility toward Latinx and Hispanic students on Luther’s campus. Anita is exploring what changes would need to take place at Luther to make it a space of unconditional hospitality. She is sharing her finding with communities at Luther and beyond.


The CEPE Staff

Learn about the team steering the center. If you have questions, ideas, or feedback, find out how to reach us.

Contact Us

The CEPE Funding

The CEPE offers funding for conferences, seminars, on-campus programming, and faculty research.

Learn about funding opportunities