The Shanghai Interscholastic Ethics Bowl (SIEB) was officially founded. We established contact with the US Ethics Bowl and published our first website.
We have a team of eight in charge of all logistics of the SIEB program. We reached out to schools and institutions to recruit potential judges and teams. Meanwhile, we started to develop the official documents of our Ethics Bowl competition, adapting from the original US Ethics Bowl documents.
We conducted interviews for students based on our self-designed rubric. 12 teams were selected to participate in the competition, though all candidates can still join our online seminars.
The SIEB was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We strived to find alternative solutions for our event.
Since the pandemic, we moved our ethical discussions online. On Feb 7th, we invited the US Ethics Bowl director and coaches to speak at one of our online seminars. They shared with our participants some valuable advice on preparing for the Ethics Bowl competition.
We launched our first-ever Ethics Bowl case competition! High schoolers nationwide can submit their own case with their reflections on what they've learned from the current pandemic. For example, one of the award-winning cases talks about the moral dilemma of choosing which patient to give the in-demand ventilators to while leaving several others tragically dying without ventilators.
Another three online seminars with participants and coaches are held. Led by our instructors, students discussed the ethical cases in breakout rooms after each lecture. Teams will submit the assignments to be graded and commented by our instructors.
We launched the first Australian/Chinese Ethics Bowl Friendly in collaboration with the Australasian Ethics Olympiad.
The Ethics Bowl China (EBC) was founded after we made plans to develop affiliated regional Ethics Bowls across China.
In collaboration with the Australasian Ethics Olympiad and the Canadian Ethics Olympiad, we launched the first International Ethics Bowl/Olympiad, with 6 teams from 3 countries and judges from 9 different time zones across the world.
The EBC director Leo Huang joined an online meeting with the US, UK, Australia, and Canada Ethics Bowl/Olympiad directors. We all agreed to explore opportunities for more collaborations in the global Ethics Bowl community.
The Shanghai Interscholastic Ethics Bowl Online is held. Although not having the chance to communicate face-to-face, participants still enjoyed a whole day of insightful and heated ethical discussions with each other.