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Tuesday, February 14 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Innovation Squared: Why Innovations in Technology Require Innovations in Ethics

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Innovations in science and technology can enable human beings to do entirely new things. But the possibilities they create may leave us unsure about what is the right thing to do. In this one-and-a-half hour panel discussion, researchers from diverse disciplines:

•give examples of cutting edge technology that is creating new ethical dilemmas;

•explain why our current best thinking about ethics cannot fully resolve them; and

•sketch out the ethical innovations needed to act well in the context of rapid technological advance.


Speakers
avatar for Professor Malia Fullerton

Professor Malia Fullerton

Stephanie Malia Fullerton, D.Phil, is Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received a D.Phil in Human Population Genetics from the University of Oxford and later re-trained in Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications research with a fellowship from the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute. Her work explores scientists' understandings of human genetic variation... Read More →
avatar for Professor David Guston

Professor David Guston

David H. Guston is Professor of Politics and Global Studies and Co-Director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University.  He is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU.  CNS-ASU, funded by the National Science Foundation for nearly $13 million over ten years (2005-2015), is dedicated to studying the societal implications of nano-scale science... Read More →
avatar for Professor Lauren Hartzell Nichols

Professor Lauren Hartzell Nichols

Lauren Hartzell Nichols is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Program on Values in Society and the Program on Environment at UW Seattle. She received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, where she had a diverse dissertation committee that included both philosophers and a climate scientist. She also holds a B.A. in philosophy and environmental studies with a certificate in conservation biology and environmental studies from... Read More →
avatar for Professor Gwen Ottinger

Professor Gwen Ottinger

Gwen Ottinger is an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Bothell. She received a Ph. D. in Energy and Resources from the University of California and holds bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Science, Technology and Culture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Situated at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental justice... Read More →


Tuesday February 14, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Rose Room

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