News and Events
Canceled New date TBA **** Susanne Freidberg, "Refrigeration’s Moral History" [UPDATE: Note new topic!]
Susanne Freidberg is Professor and Chair of Geography at Dartmouth College. Her work spans the fields of political ecology, cultural economy and science and technology studies (STS). Much of this research has centered on the politics and cultural meanings of food provisioning, in and between different parts of the world. She has completed fieldwork in Burkina Faso, for example, studying the impact on local farmers caused by the...
Shannon Winnubst, "Queerly Ethical: Mass Incarceration, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Limits of Politics"
Shannon Winnubst is associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University. She has written on queer theory, race theory, feminist theory, and psychoanalysis, and is the author of Queering Freedom and the editor of Reading Bataille Now. Her current work inquires into the conceptual transformations of social difference and ethics underway in the social rationality of neoliberalism, especially...
Eric Juengst, "From 'Personalized to 'Precision' Medicine" (lunch workshop)
Eric Juengst is Director of the UNC Center for Bioethics and Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and the Department of Genetics at UNC Chapel Hill. From 1990 to 1994, he served as the first Chief of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Branch of the National Center for Human Genome Research at the U.S. NIH, and from 2005-2010 he directed the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law at CWRU, an NIH supported “Center of...
Zeynep Tufekci, "Engineering the Public: Big Data, Surveillance and Computational Politics"
Zeynep Tufekci is Assistant Professor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science, where she studies the social impacts of technology, privacy and surveillance, inequality, research methods and complex systems. She was previously a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University and taught at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She was also previously a fellow at the Berkman...
Dorothy Roberts, "Prisons, Foster Care, and The Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers"
Dorothy Roberts is George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at the University of Pennsylvania. She is internationally known for her work on the ways that law and public policy implicate questions of justice, especially for women, children and African-Americans.
More Congratulations to Ethics Bowl!
The UNC Charlotte Ethics Bowl Team just placed 3rd in the National Championships! See the story on the CLAS Exchange site here. It's been a complete privilege to work both with the team and their coach, Beth Mason, over the year.
Frank Pasquale, "Big Data Overdrive: The Quest for Universal Surveillance"
Frank Pasquale is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland's Francis King Carey School of Law and the author of Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information, as well as numerous articles on big data and its regulation.
"Big Data Overdrive: The Quest for Universal Surveillance"
Publc Lecture, Thursday, March 12, Student Union Movie Theater, 2:00-3:15
Paul B. Thompson, "The Ethics and Philosophy of Industrial Agriculture"
Paul B. Thompson is Professor of Philosophy and the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics at Michigan State University. He is the author of 13 books and edited volumes, such as The Spirit of the Soil: Agriculture and Environmental Ethics and The Ethics of Aid and Trade. He has served on numerous national and international committees on agricultural biotechnology.
Elizabeth Racine, "Looking at the Food in Food Deserts"
Elizabeth Racine is Associate Prof. of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte. Prof. Racine is interested in identifying incentives and barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among vulnerable populations. Her research is focused on the evaluation of nutrition and physical activity policies and programs.
Congratulations to Ethics Bowl!
Congratulations to the members of the UNC Charlotte Ethics Bowl team (and coach Beth Mason!) for qualifying for the national tournament! Read the full story here.
Kenneth L. Marcus, "Have We Moved on from Civility?"
Kenneth L. Marcus, JD, is President and General Counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law and author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010). Previously he held the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair in Equality and Justice in America at the City University of New York’s Bernard M. Baruch College School of Public Affairs.
Rick Elmore: "Instruments of Tears: Art, Violence, and Life in Adorno's Critical Theory"
Rick Elmore, Ph.D., is Lecturer in Philosophy at Appalachian State University. He has published several papers on violence, ecology and anthropocentrism, based on his critical appropriation of thinkers such as Derrida, Adorno and Baudrillard. He is also the author of Between Deconstruction and Critical Theory: Violence, Life, and Method in the Work of Jacques Derrida and Theodor Adorno, currently under review with the University of...
Eric Cassell Luncheon and Lecture, Sept. 16
Dr. Eric Cassell is one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary clinical ethics. Over his more than forty year career, he has authored nine books and dozens of articles on the theory of clinical medicine and ways to improve its practice and teaching. He is also a leading voice in discussions of end of life care, palliative care, and need to responsibly understand the subjective suffering of patients in medically difficult...
Compliance Boot Camp
In Cooperation with the Charlotte Area Ethics and Compliance Officers Network, the Center is hosting the 4th Annual Ethics and Compliance Boot Camp, at the Center City Building, June 20 from 8:45-3:00. See the flyer here (it says to RSVP to email@example.com by June 2 - consider th
Pharmacognetics and Health Care Coverage
Hello! We have an upcoming featuring Dr. Michael Manolakis titled "Should Pharmacognetics Drive Health Plan Coverage Descisions?" This event is Wednesday, February 6, from 12:30-2 in the Winningham 107.
Why We Ought to Fear the ‘Normal'
Hello! The UNC Charlotte Center for Professional and Applied Ethics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences wishes to welcome back everyone to the Spring 2013 semester! We have lots of good things lined up, so please check out the Spring 2013 Calendar of Events here.
Ethics Center First Blog Entry
I'm pleased to inform you that the Ethics Center is starting a blog! We will use this platform to deliver in depth information and follow ups on events and news.