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  • The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe | 04/28/15 (with live webcast) Robert L. Klitzman PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME: 6:00PM.
    Research on human beings saves countless lives, but has at times harmed the participants. Although in 1974, the U.S. government established Institutional Review Boards to oversee research on humans, ethics violations persist. To what extent should government regulate science and how? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Full Planet, Empty Plates | 05/04/15 (with live webcast) Lester R. Brown "In this era of tightening world food supplies, the ability to grow food is fast becoming a new form of geopolitical leverage. Food is the new oil," says Lester R. Brown. What will the geopolitics of food look like in a new era dominated by scarcity and food nationalism? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution | 05/06/15 (with live webcast) Mona Eltahawy, Naureen Chowdhury Fink Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women as second-class citizens. What can we do to work for equal rights for women in the Arab world? Why is it so hard to substantively fight against misogyny in North Africa and the Middle East? (Public Affairs Program)
  • The UN’s Efforts in International Development: Relevant or Not? | 05/12/15 (with live webcast) David M. Malone The United Nations is undertaking a herculean effort to produce a new generation of sustainable development goals, to be formally agreed upon at a summit this coming September. With underwhelming results so far, is the UN the right place for international development? How does December's Climate Summit in Paris fit in with this effort? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Instability on the Arabian Peninsula: Crisis in Yemen | 05/20/15 (with live webcast) Bernard Haykel The crisis in Yemen continues to worsen, pitting the Saudi-led Gulf countries against Shiite rival Iran--with the U.S. supporting the Saudi coalition. How can this dire situation be resolved? What does this conflict mean long-term for the Middle East and, indeed, the United States? (Public Affairs Program)
  • Ethics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Spymaster Jack Devine on the CIA | 05/26/15 (with live webcast) Jack Devine During his distinguished 32-year career in the CIA, Jack Devine headed many of the Agency's most important, dramatic, and successful operations. He argues that covert operations, not costly and devastating full-scale interventions, are the best safeguard of America's interests worldwide. (Ethics Matter Series)
  • A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control | 06/02/15 Wendell Wallach Save the date! Registration will open soon.
    Scientific research and innovation are a source of promise and productivity, yet technological development is at risk of becoming a juggernaut beyond human control: drones can deliver a bomb as readily as they can a new book and supercomputers can short-circuit Wall Street just as easily as they can manage your portfolio. o should be held accountable when innovation goes wrong? What responsibility do we have for the technologies we build? (Public Affairs Program)
  • A Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman on the Ethics of the Internet | 06/03/15 (with live webcast) Ethan Zuckerman Save the date! Registration will open soon.
    "I'd really like to see us get globalization right. For me, getting globalization right wouldn't mean that we have stuff from every corner of the world, but would mean that we have people and ideas and opportunities and solutions from every corner of the world." What is the role of technology and digital media in the ongoing globalization process? How can they connect the world in more ethical and inclusive ways? (Ethics Matter Series)
  • A Conversation with Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurship | 06/11/15 (with live webcast) Bill Drayton Save the date! Registration will open soon.
    What is a social entrepreneur? Conventional entrepreneurs typically measure performance in profit and return, but social entrepreneurs also take into account a positive return to society. The term was first popularized by by Bill Drayton, who founded Ashoka in 1980. Today, Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with close to 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries. (Ethics Matter Series)
  • HDCA Conference: Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations | 09/10/15
    This conference will take place in Washington, D.C.
    The 2015 Human Development & Capability Association Program Committee cordially invites scholars, government policy makers, practitioners and other interested parties from all over the world to participate in this conference.
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