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Ethical Science? (Pugwash/Nottingham mini-conference)

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University of Nottingham

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NG7 2RD

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British Pugwash is co-hosting with University of Nottingham (UoN) Physics Department a mini-conference about ethical issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The conference is open to all ages and disciplines.

A draft agenda is below.


Ethical science?

Wed 23rd October, UoN

1 – 2pm: Early days of Pugwash – Concerned Cold War scientists

Speakers: Ambassador Peter Jenkins (Chair of British Pugwash); Emeritus Professor John Finney, Physics, UCL

2 – 3.15pm: Workshop 1: Technologies of war and peace

Speakers: Laura Nolan (International Committee on Robot Arms Control, formerly Google); Anuradha Damale (Verification Research, Training and Information Centre and Student/Young Pugwash)

3.15 – 3.45pm: Refreshments

3.45 – 4.45pm: Workshop 2: Nuclear power ethics

Speaker: Dr Ian Crossland – Independent consultant at IAEA and the EC Joint Support Office for the Management of the Nuclear Safety Instrument in Ukraine

4.45pm – 6pm: Closing discussion – Should STEM be ethical? Should STEM be political?

Speakers: Tony Simpson (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation) on the experiences of the Lucas Aerospace Combine Shop Stewards Committee, and Nicolas Arboleda, President of Student/Young Pugwash UK on a 'Hippocratic Oath for STEM'



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Location is: C27 Lecture Theatre, Physics, University Park campus (University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD)

For more information about the conference, please email syp@britishpugwash.org

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