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Todd Kuiken, "How DIY Bio Gets Ahead on Ethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity"

October 2, 2018 - 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Todd Kuiken (Senior Research Scholar Genetic Engineering and Society Center, NC State University) presents:

How DIY Bio Gets Ahead on Ethics, Biosafety and Biosecurity

Lunch workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, Cone 112, 11:30-12:45 (note changed...


4th Annual Southeastern Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Workshop

September 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

In cooperation with the Science and Technology Studies program at Virginia Tech, the Center is sponsoring the Fourth Annual Southeastern Ethics and Philosophy of Technology (SEPOT) conference on Sept. 29, at the Center City building in Charlotte.  The schedule is here.
 


Annual Center Breakfast, Sept. 12

September 12, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Please join us for the annual Ethics Center Breakfast on Wed. Sept. 12, 7:30-9:00, Cone 112!

We'll have our annual opportunity to reconnect with one another, as well as announcements and discussion about Center programming for the upcoming year.  We're very excited about some of what we've been able to line up, including a series on biohacking and one on immigration, as well...


Series on Biohacking

June 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Biohacking” refers most broadly to self-help or DIY efforts by people to modify the functioning of their bodies, with goals of improved health or improved physical and mental performance.  The term has been appropriated by advocates of everything from nutritional supplements to quantified-self technologies (like FitBits) to cyborg-style implants to attempts to modify one...


Upcoming Series on Immigration

May 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Few topics in current discourse are either more deeply contested or more immediately morally relvant than immigration, as the Trump administration pursues a vision for immigration that is sharply different from the last fifty years of policy.  Currently proposed changes range from radically increased efforts to prevent border crossings; to ending the DACA program designed to shield some...


Expanding Medical Aid in Dying Conference

May 9, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

To register for the conference, click here.


Ethics Conference for Social Work Professionals

April 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Half-day conference for Social Work Professionals; earn 4 CEU's for attending.  Topic include Review of New Code of Ethics, Advanced Care Planning, Sexual Violence and Human Trafficking.  Registration $50, now open - click here!


Philosophy Colloquium on Ethics and Politics of Curiousity

April 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Of potential interest...

The Philosophy Department will host Dr. Perry Zurn for a colloquium on "The Ethics and Politics of Curiousity:"

See the flyer here (pdf or png)


Death Penalty Discussion by Witness in Residence Initiative

April 9, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Of potential interest...

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Graduate Conference: Philosophy in Urgent Times

April 7, 2018 - 9:00 AM

For the program, click here.