- A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control | 06/02/15 (with live webcast)
From combat drones to nanotechnology, 3-D printers to synthetic organisms, our most recent inventions increasingly defy the norms for acceptable uses of technology. Who should be held accountable when machines break or people die? What responsibility do we, as creators and users, have for our technologies? (Public Affairs Program)
- A Conversation with Ethan Zuckerman on the Ethics of the Internet | 06/03/15 (with live webcast)
"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)
- Uehiro Lecture: Michael Ignatieff Explores "Technology and Risk: Learning from the Japanese Experience” | 06/04/15
This lecture will take place in Tokyo, Japan
In a globalized world, all nations face a common moral challenge: how to foresee, prevent, and if prediction and prevention fail, how to manage the catastrophic risks presented by new technologies. Japan has had to think hard about this challenge in the wake of Fukushima. What can other nations learn from Japan's painful experience? Is the preventive principle--"first do no harm"--a sufficient guide for policy?
- Global Ethics Conference, Tokyo, Japan | 06/05/15
This conference will take place in Tokyo, Japan
International Christian University and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs are organizing a collaborative symposium on Global Ethics. This event is held as a part of Global Ethical Dialogues, which is the world-wide project led by Carnegie's Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff. The main theme for the symposium is "Global Ethics: Nuclear Energy, Technology and Risk."
- Agenda for the Future: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCR) | 06/08/15 (with live webcast)
With wars throughout the Middle East, terror threats in Africa, and challenges for minority groups and immigrants in Europe and the Americas, it is a particularly fraught time for Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights. How is his office dealing with these myriad threats? What is their agenda for the future? (Public Affairs Program)
- A Conversation with Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurship | 06/11/15 (with live webcast)
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 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)
- Ethical Leadership: A Conversation with Chuck Hagel | 06/18/15 (with live webcast)
Please note time change from 5:30 to 6:00 PM
From a highly decorated stint serving in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War, to a successful business career running multiple companies in different industries, to two high-profile terms in the Senate, and culminating with a tenure as the secretary of defense, the one constant in Chuck Hagel's varied and pressure-filled career has been ethical leadership. How have his experiences--in war, the boardroom, and Congress--shaped his leadership style? (U.S. Global Engagement Program)
- The Republic of Conscience | 06/30/15 (with live webcast)
America is nowhere near the republic it set out to be at its founding, falling to the very misconduct it hoped to avoid. How has America's sense of national interest become distorted and diluted? How have the military, the CIA, and Congress led the country away from its founding principles? Is there hope for Americans who feel jaded, confused, and disappointed by their own government? (Public Affairs Program)
- 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.