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Brady Scholars Program

About the Program


Our Mission

The Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life is a scholarly community in which undergraduates join together with graduate students and faculty to discuss values and norms, goodness and badness, rightness and wrongness, virtue and vice, duty and obligation, justice and rights, equality and freedom, and the application of these concepts to local, national, and international communities.

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Founding of the Brady Program


What is the Brady Scholars Program, and how did it begin?

What is the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life at Northwestern University and how did it begin? Alumna Debbie Brady, Provost Dan Linzer, and Founding Director Laurie Zoloth reflect on the Program’s origins. Videography: Isaiah Grant.

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Growth Abroad

Brady juniors gain a broad perspective from experiencing another part of the world, allowing a clearer view of issues at home.

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The Brady Program is Pleased to Welcome its Brady Faculty Fellows.
Congratulations to the Brady Scholars Class of 2026
Congratulations to the Brady Grad Fellows Class of 2026
Applications for the Brady Class of 2026 are open through April 7, 2023.
Applications for Graduate Student Mentors are Open Through March 15, 2023

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