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PostedMarch 31, 2017 AT 11:03 AM
Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change
The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a fulltime postdoctoral research associate or more senior position working at the intersection of ethics and global change to contribute to the Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values, and Policy (CFI) – a jointly supported research program. Our aim is to support a scholar whose research agenda focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, informed by knowledge of climate science and policy. Applicants trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics, and related areas are encouraged to apply.
The incumbent will be expected to be an active contributor to CFI and, in concert with the program’s faculty leadership and steering committee, will play a central role in planning the group’s activities. He/she will be encouraged to ...
PostedAugust 22, 2016 AT 10:00 AM
$OCIAL JUSTICE & BIOETHICS: The Rich, The Poor, and the Re$t of Us
When: October 6-8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Submit abstracts by September 9, 2016: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=2016seac
More information: https://rit.edu/cla/ethics/seac/conferences.html
October 6th 9 a.m.
“The Significance of Injustice for Bioethics”
Leslie Francis, JD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Law, U of Utah
October 7th 9 a.m.
“Ethical Obligations and Designer Genes”
Mario Capecchi, Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics & Biology, U of Utah
October 8th 9 a.m.
“Ethics At the Edge of Science”
Insoo Hyun, Professor of
Bioethics and Philosophy, Case Western University
October 8th 12 p.m.
“Clinical Trials: The Possibility of Assent”
James A. Anderson, Professor of Communication, U of ...
This set of cases on Biodiversity is part of a larger collection of Life and Environmental Science ethics education resource sets on ethics of emerging biotechnologies , big data in the life sciences , human enhancement , and conservation and biodiversity . Doctoral students from Arizona ...
In this case, Armando, a Brazilian Federal Senator with a BS and MS in Biology, must confront ethical dilemmas concerning the Amazon forest. Topics for consideration include: 1) the biodiversity and ecosystem services associated with the forest, 2) the social and economic issues surrounding deforestation, and the 3) options available to Armando as he makes his recommendation on how to use the US funds. Finally, we will explore the role of Maria as a science advisor and address her responsibilities, as well as her mistake in addressing the press.
A scientist working for an environmental advocacy group in Indonesia fights against the transfer of a portion of state owned native forest to a palm-oil plantation. The case raises ethical issues including how to establish the value of natural lands, environmental justice, and communicating science.
An amateur birdwatcher contributes to eBird--a citizen science project. When conservation scientists begin tagging owls in the state park near his home and ask his neighbor for permission to conduct research on her property, he wonders whether the value of the knowledge created about endangered species through both studying migration and citizen science projects such as eBird justifies the impact these activities can have on individual birds and species.
A neuroscientist studies brainwave technologies with the aim of developing brain-machine computer interfaces (BMCI) and biometric systems. In considering projects she might work on, such as developing a database system to identify individuals by EEG biosignatures or advancing the field of neuromarketing, she starts to wonder about the long-term social value of these emerging technologies.