News and Events Archive

Ken Kipnis, "Is it a boy or a girl? Intersexuality in the pediatric patient"

November 4, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Kenneth Kipnis, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii, has been doing ethics work in hospitals since 1983, when he was present following the birth of a child with ambiguous genitalia. He consulted on the inadvisability of "normalizing" surgery for that infant, and later collaborated with Milton Diamond, an international expert on reproductive anatomy, on a co-...

Dept. of Philosophy Presents: Hasana Sharp, "The Strange Companionship of Spinoza and Feminism"

November 2, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Hasana Sharp is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal.  She earned her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University (2005) and a diplôme (pensionnaire scientifique étranger) from the Ecole Normale Supérieure des Lettres et Sciences Humaines (2004). Her research is in the history of political philosophy with a focus on Spinoza.  Her recent...

Association for Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)

October 30, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The Ethics Center and GCACRP hope that you can join us for GCACRP's annual Fall Conference Friday 10/30, this year at the David H. Murdock Research Institute at the Kannapolis Research Campus. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM and our program will conclude at 3:30. Plan to stay for a tour of the campus after the conference.

Please see the...

Southeastern Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Workshop

September 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM

In cooperation with the Science and Technology Studies program at Virginia Tech, the Center is sponsoring the Southeastern Ethics and Philosophy of Technology conference on Sept. 19, in Charlotte.  The schedule is in the PDF file here.

Annual Center Breakfast, Sept. 9

September 9, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Please join us for the annual Ethics Center Breakfast on Wed. Sept. 9, 7:30-9:00, Cone 210

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 series on personalized medicine and the harassment of...

Breakfast Slides

September 9, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Thanks to everyone who made it to our annual breakfast this morning!  For those who couldn't make it, I've attached a pdf version of my slides.  I tried not to use too much text, but you'll get the idea...

Shannon Winnubst, "Queerly Ethical: Mass Incarceration, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Limits of Politics"

April 15, 2015 - 2:00 PM

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...

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

April 13, 2015 - 12:30 PM

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...

Canceled New date TBA **** Susanne Freidberg, "Refrigeration’s Moral History" [UPDATE: Note new topic!]

April 8, 2015 - 2:00 PM

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...

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

April 2, 2015 - 12:30 PM

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...