Technology & Ethics 2013-2014


Wendell Wallach, Lecturer, Yale College; Scholar, Bioethics Center


September 11 Charles Perrow, Professor Emeritus Sociology, Yale

Complexity Revisited

September 25 Gaymon Bennett, Senior Research Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Synthetic Biology: As Ogden Nash wrote, “Here’s a little rule of thumb: too clever is dumb.”

October 2 George Lucas, Distinguished Chair in Ethics (ret.), Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy

Privacy, Anonymity, and Cyber Security in the Aftermath of Edward Snowden’s Revelations

MONDAY, October 21 Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and Director: Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Lethal Autonomous Robots: the legal implications and the path forward

MONDAY, November 18 Noel Sharkey, University of Sheffield

 Ethical trading with robots: from care to killing

December 11 Mark Hagerott, Distinguished Professor of Cyber Security, United States Naval Academy

Robots, cyber and war: An historical framework to make a bit more sense of it all

January 22 Chris Bosso, Professor, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University 

Governing Emerging Technologies: Lessons from a decade of Nano

February 19 Heidi Ravven, Professor of Religious Studies, Hamilton College 

The Self Beyond Itself: Exploring the Moral Extension of Ourselves into Others, Environments, and Our Technologies

April 16 Vickie Sutton, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Law, Texas Tech School of Law

Virtual and Virtuous People

May 22 Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

The Age of Em: Social Implications of Brain Emulations