August 3, 2020

Dr. Berk Esen shares opinion on conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Dr. Berk Esen, a consultant on the project, “Mindful Moral Identity and Public Virtue among Humanitarian and Democratizing Justice Exemplars in the Context of Turkey,” which is funded by the “Self, Virtue, and Public Life Project,” shared his opinions on BBC World about conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque.  Click to Listen
April 20, 2020

Post-docs in Leadership and Character in Computer Science and Engineering at Wake Forest

We have two new postdoctoral fellowships with the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest, one in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and another in collaboration with the Department of Engineering. They are supported by grants from the Lilly Endowment and Kern Family Foundation, respectively. Links to the full job descriptions are below: Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow, Program for Leadership and Character […]
March 9, 2020

3-year research fellowships with the Oxford Character Project

Oxford Character Project is recruiting five University of Oxford postdoctoral fellows (four Research Fellows and a Psychology Research Fellow) to work on a 3-year, Templeton-funded project, exploring the intersection between character formation, leadership development and institutional culture in four specific sectors: business, finance, law and technology. We will conduct research in these industries and design and deliver character and leadership development […]
December 2, 2019

Open positions in the Program for Leadership and Character, Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is seeking to expand its Program for Leadership and Character by hiring six new staff to assist with student programming, research, and assessment. The positions are funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment to develop leaders of character at Wake Forest and support other colleges and universities who seek to infuse leadership and character on their […]
July 16, 2019

Wake Forest University Invites Applications for Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Coordinator

The Department of Psychology and the Program for Character and Leadership at Wake Forest University invite applications for a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship and a three-year research coordinator position beginning in August 2019. We are seeking dynamic, detail-oriented, and interpersonally skilled individuals to play key roles in designing and implementing innovative research on how to help people become the best […]
June 14, 2019

Call for Papers – Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues

An announcement from Greg Peterson (South Dakota State University): Our SDSU Ethics Lab has recently received a South Dakota Humanities Council Grant to support a small workshop on “Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues.” The workshop is Sept 25-27, and will feature Heather Battaly (Philosophy, University of Connecticut) and Kirk Hawkins (Political Science, Brigham Young University). For six participants who commit […]
May 1, 2019

Meet Core Project Team Member Christian Miller

CHRISTIAN B. MILLER, PH.D., is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. He is the Philosophy Director of the Beacon Project (, funded by a $3.9 million grant from Templeton Religion Trust, and is Past Director of the Character Project (, funded by $5.6 million in grants from the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation. […]
April 29, 2019

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Workshop on Civic Virtues

The Self, Virtue and Public Life project is funding a series of six workshops led by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits (OKCNP). The second of these events was titled, “Beyond Tolerance: Civic Virtues in Nonprofit Leadership,” and was held in Oklahoma City on March 20-21, 2019. Janetta Cravens, vice president of programs at OKCNP, and Kim Leveridge, director of learning and […]