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Eric Juengst

Eric Juengst, "From 'Personalized to 'Precision' Medicine" (lunch workshop)

Date Published: March 25, 2015

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 Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research.”

 

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Susanne Freidberg

Susanne Freidberg, "Contending with the Metrics of Sustainable Food"

Date Published: March 21, 2015

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 adoption of "freshness" rules by the European Union in the wake of the Mad Cow Disease scare.

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Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci, "Engineering the Public: Big Data, Surveillance and Computational Politics"

Date Published: March 18, 2015

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 Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and is now a faculty associate at the Berkman Center.

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Dorothy Roberts

Dorothy Roberts, "Prisons, Foster Care, and The Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers"

Date Published: March 16, 2015

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. 

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More Congratulations to Ethics Bowl!

Date Published: March 11, 2015

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.

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Frank Pasquale

Frank Pasquale, "Big Data Overdrive: The Quest for Universal Surveillance"

Date Published: February 26, 2015

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.

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