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"Ethics and 21st Century Challenges" - Seminar Series

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This seminar series is held in collaboration with the Institute for Science and Ethics, an Oxford Martin School Institute

The challenges of the 21st century are vast - wide in range, global in scale, and complex in nature - and many of them are being addressed directly by researchers in the Oxford Martin School. This seminar series will interrogate the science, ethics and social implications arising from some of the most exciting academic research going on at the School. The series will feature academics who are working to address critical global challenges, from healthcare to resource scarcity and climate change to financial risk, and ethicists who are trying to identify, understand and inform the ethical and societal implications of such research. Together, they will explore the ethical dimensions of cutting-edge and ground-breaking work, and reflect on what kinds of practical safeguards, policy frameworks or public opinions should be considered in these contexts.

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All the seminars are free and open to all; however booking is recommended. Sandwich lunch provided.

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Events in this series:

Date Details
01 Feb 2013 12:00 "Resource stewardship – can we develop a new common sense morality?" by Prof Myles Allen
08 Feb 2013 12:15 "Killing with computers – the ethics of autonomous and remote controlled weapons" by Dr Alex Leveringhaus and Dapo Akande
15 Feb 2013 12:15 "Ethics and infectious disease – navigating the moral maze of pandemic control" by Prof Paul Klenerman
22 Feb 2013 12:15 "Ethics and plant science – improving food yields in a changing environment" by Prof Jane Langdale & Prof Liam Dolan
01 Mar 2013 12:15 "Geoengineering – the problem of competing values in environmental and technological governance" by Prof Steve Rayner
08 Mar 2013 12:15 "Nanomedicine – time to bridge the gap from experimental science to product regulation" by Dr Sonia Trigueros


01 February 2013 12:15 - 08 March 2013 13:45


Humanities Building Lecture Theatre

2nd Floor, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

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