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  • Call for Papers, Panels, and Making and Doing Presentations

    PostedTuesday, January 17, 2017 AT 1:51 PM

    Call for Papers, Panels, and Making and Doing Presentations

    The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) invites submissions for individual papers, traditional panels, and “Making and Doing” presentations at its Annual Meeting in Boston, August 30 – September 2, 2017.

    Conference theme:  STS (In)Sensibilities

    If sensibility is the ability to grasp and to respond, how might we articulate the (in)sensibilities of contemporary technoscience?  How, similarly, can we reflect on the extent and limits of our own sensibilities as STS scholars, teachers, and activists?  The conference theme invites an open reading and exploration of how the world is made differently sense-able through multiple discourses and practices of knowledge-making, as well as that which evades the sensoria of technoscience and STS.  Our aim is that the sense of ‘sense’ be read broadly, from mediating technologies of perception and apprehension to the discursive and ...

  • Reminder: Call for Abstracts - Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference 2017

    PostedFriday, January 6, 2017 AT 3:34 PM

    The Fifth Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics

    Held at the new Beus Center for Law & Society, Phoenix, AZ, on May 17-19, 2017

    The conference will consist of plenary and session presentations and discussions on regulatory, governance, legal, policy, social and ethical aspects of emerging technologies, including (but not limited to) nanotechnology, synthetic biology, gene editing, biotechnology, genomics, personalized medicine, human enhancement technologies, telecommunications, information technologies, surveillance technologies, geoengineering, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and robotics. The conference is premised on the belief that there is much to be learned and shared from and across the governance experience and proposals for these various emerging technologies.

    Call for abstracts: The co-sponsors invite submission of abstracts for proposed presentations. Submitters of abstracts need not provide a written paper, although ...

  • Call for Applications – Ethics Teacher Training Course in Surabaya, Indonesia

    PostedTuesday, January 3, 2017 AT 12:28 PM

    The Deadline for the Call for Applications for Ethics Teacher Training Course in Surabaya, Indonesia has been extended to January 31, 2017.

    The Ethics Teachers' Training Course is organized by UNESCO Jakarta Office and Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 24-28 April 2017. It is designed to advance pedagogical capacity for ethics teaching and improve the quality of ethics education around the world. The Course offers a unique opportunity for participants from Indonesia and from other countries to enhance their teaching capacities in ethics.

    Ethics Teacher Training Course is conducted by a team of experts from different countries, with extensive experience in ethics education.

    A successful candidate for the Course will have a Master’s or higher degree (in areas such as law, medicine, philosophy, ethics, or social sciences), experience or future plans of teaching ethics, and a good command of English language.

    Persons who want to register should fill out and ...

  • We Need Your Help – Last Month for Feedback

    PostedMonday, October 10, 2016 AT 4:11 PM

    The OEC is updating and expanding and is currently in beta form. Please fill out our questionnaire to provide your feedback. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.
  • In Memoriam: Dr. Caroline Whitbeck
    In Memoriam: Dr. Caroline Whitbeck

    PostedTuesday, September 13, 2016 AT 10:37 AM

    Caroline Whitbeck, Emerita Elmer G. Beamer-Hubert H. Schneider Professor in Ethics at Case Western Reserve University and Emerita Professor of philosophy, passed away on September 5, 2016.  Whitbeck was a respected philosopher of science, technology, and medicine. In addition to being a past chair of the OEC Advisory Group at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), she was the founder of the Online Ethics Center before its move to the NAE and spent much of her professional energy on developing it as an educational resource in the fields of Engineering and Scientific Ethics.

    Whitbeck held a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wellesley College, a master's degree from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was elected Fellow of the AAAS for her work in engineering ethics, and was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar in 1994-95.

    Whitbeck combined research and teaching interests in the philosophy of science, ...

  • Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum 18th International Conference - Call for Abstracts (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

    PostedMonday, August 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:

    More information:

    Keynote Speakers:

    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 ...

  • Call for Papers on “Engineering and Animal Ethics”

    PostedThursday, August 18, 2016 AT 10:01 AM

    The Department of Philosophy at Texas A&M University invites submission of papers for possible inclusion in a workshop on “Engineering and Animal Ethics.”  The deadline for submission of abstracts is October 31, 2016.

    With funding from the Sue and Harry Bovay Chair for the History and Ethics of Professional Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts Cornerstone Fund, the workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, with a public lecture the evening before.

    Authors of accepted papers will be reimbursed after the workshop for up to $500 in travel costs, with food and accommodations provided while in College Station. We anticipate accepting three or four submitted papers.

    All papers presented at the workshop will be considered for publication in the Journal of Agricultural and Environment Ethics (with publication contingent on successful peer review).

    Invited workshop presentations will be limited to 30 minutes, but papers may be up to 10,000 words. ...

  • Live AIChE Webinar Aug 24: Ethics and Excellence in Engineering

    PostedTuesday, August 16, 2016 AT 2:12 PM

    Attend this live AIChE webinar August 24, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET

    This  AIChEwebinar is co-sponsored by Associação Brasileira de Engenharia Química (ABEQ).

    Life often presents us with dilemmas: What is the RIGHT thing to do? Our technical training as engineers does not prepare us for this aspect of professional life. This webinar explores this question. It also examines codes of ethics for engineers, and discusses their role in shaping the ways that we should conduct ourselves as we practice our profession. This webinar is designed to satisfy the continuing education ethics requirement for professional engineers in many states.

    Join Alan P. Rossiter, PhD, P.E., President of Rossiter & Associates and well-known author and speaker on engineering ethics, as he discusses the importance of establishing a strong ethical foundation for your engineering career. This live webinar is scheduled for August 24, 2016 at 2 PM ET.

    Take a look at the agenda:

    • ...
  • De Lange Conference X: Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work

    PostedThursday, August 11, 2016 AT 2:58 PM

    When: December 5-6
    Where: Rice University
    More Information and Registration:

    The conference will focus on issues created by the impact of information technology on labor markets over the next 25 years, addressing questions such as:

    • What advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are expected over the next 25 years?
    • What will be the impact of these advances on job creation,job destruction and wages in the labor market?
    • What skills are required for the job market of the future?
    • Can education prepare workers for that job market?
    • What educational changes are needed?
    • What economic and social policies are required to integrate people who are left out of future labor markets?
    • How can we preserve and increase social mobility in such an environment?

    The De Lange Conference will feature renowned speakers from academia, industry and leading think tanks with expertise in technology, economics, social sciences and the humanities. More ...

  • A Roundtable on Ethics, Privacy, and Research Reviews

    PostedFriday, June 17, 2016 AT 11:26 AM

    The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Ohio State University's Program on Data and Governance invite you to a roundtable discussion of ethics, privacy, and practical research review in corporate settings that will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at FPF (1400 Eye Street, NW #450) from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT. This roundtable is an important extension of FPF's December 2015 workshop, "Beyond IRBs: Designing Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research," supported by the National Science Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  

    This timely event, which follows the White House's call to develop strong data ethics frameworks, will convene corporate and academic leaders to discuss ethical review processes in corporate settings. We will hear from key representatives from AT&T; Facebook; Iowa State University; Ohio State University, Mortiz College of Law; ...

  • Growing Research Integrity Together Conference

    PostedTuesday, June 7, 2016 AT 12:53 PM

    The conference will include three days of active, workshop style learning, presentations from experts and leaders all centered on the topic of building bridges between faculty, administrators and research staff (lab and clinic) in supporting research integrity. Registration is open to anyone interested in learning more about fostering “Research Integrity Partnerships,” including faculty, administrators, students and research staff. A free train- the-trainer session will be held at the end of Day 3.

    Regular registration is $300 (through 6/20)

    Registration includes all materials, refreshments and lunch each day.

    Date and Time: June 29 - July 1 (Wednesday-Friday) 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Vanderbilt University
    More information


  • Duke Science & Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Robotics, Autonomous Technology & Policy

    PostedTuesday, June 7, 2016 AT 12:50 PM

    The Duke Initiative for Science & Society invites applications for the 2016-2017 Science & Society Robotics, Autonomous Technology and Policy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program. This fellowship is intended for individuals with a PhD in robotics or engineering related fields interested in an academic or policy career working on the intersection of robotics and society.

    Science & Society

    The Duke Initiative for Science & Society (“Science & Society”) examines the wide-ranging and integral role of science in social institutions and culture. Science & Society integrates and fosters innovation in related research, education, and engagement at Duke by adopting an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how science and human endeavors intersect with a specific focus on ethical, legal, and social implications for science. For more info:

    Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL)

    Research in the Humans and Autonomy Lab focuses ...

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