Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

MORAL CHOICES IN A CHANGING WORLD

A yearlong series of talks exploring our inner moral core as we confront contemporary challenges

Past Events

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience?
George Lucas Jr., professor of public policy
Naval Postgraduate School
Co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley.
Summary
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Stem Cells, Cloning, and the Conscience of a Nation
William Hurlbut, consulting professor
Neuroscience Institute, Stanford University
12 p.m., Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building
Summary  Podcast
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Is Biological Evolution Compatible With a Moral Conscience?
Francisco Ayala, professor of biological sciences,
ecology, and evolutionary biology, UC-Irvine
Co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley. 5 p.m., St. Clare Room, Harrington Learning Commons
Summary  Podcast
 
JANUARY 29, 2014
A Struggle for Peace and Justice: A Story of Conscience and Its Consequences
Roy Bourgeois, laicized Catholic priest; founder,
School of the Americas Watch
7 p.m., Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building
Summary  Podcast
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
Women Speak for Themselves: Conscience and the New Catholic Feminism
Helen Alvare, professor of law, George Mason University
7 p.m., Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building
Summary  Podcast
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Conscience, Edward Snowden, and the Internet: Has Civil Disobedience Gone Too Far?
David DeCosse, campus ethics director, and
Irina Raicu, Internet ethics director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
12 p.m., Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building
Summary  Podcast
MARCH 12, 2014
Fostering Conscience and Moral Character Through Classroom Teaching
Darcia Narvaez, professor of psychology and director Collaborative for Ethical Education University of Notre Dame
5 p.m., Williman Room, Benson Center
Summary  
APRIL 8, 2014
Can a Business Have a Conscience? Reflections on the Moral Responsibility of Corporations
Manuel Velasquez, professor of management
Santa Clara University
12 p.m., Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building
Summary  Podcast
MAY 13, 2014
Conscience and the Complex World of Catholic Health Care
Ron Hamel, chief ethicist, Catholic Health Association
7 p.m., St. Clare Room, Harrington Learning Commons

We are fortunate to present these speakers in part through the generosity of the Project on Conscience in Roman Catholic Thought, funded by Phyllis and Mike Shea.

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