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  • Lynn Meskell | The Nature of Cultural Heritage | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Lynn Meskell The Nature of Cultural Heritage Events Lynn Meskell The Nature of Cultural Heritage Ethics Noon 12 00pm on Friday November 11 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Fri 11 Nov Event Overview Meskell s talk outlines some salient historical trends that have been instrumental in framing ideas about heritage protection and our anxieties over occupation rights of access utilization and risk She will suggest that a suite of universalisms has emerged about the scarcity non renewability and the loss of natural heritage that pervades international legislation and monitoring research activism and donor economies Archaeologists can no longer parse out nature from the cultural sphere ignore its dominance nor fail to address how tropes of nature s diversity endangerment and protection have irrevocably influenced our understanding of the cultural past Lynn Meskell s current research and teaching interests include a broad range of fields including Egyptian archaeology ethnography in South African identity and sociopolitics gender and feminism and ethics Meskell views contemporary archaeology as an anthropology of the past a contextual and nuanced engagement with ancient culture that mirrors the ethnographic project Her current research examines the constructs of natural and cultural heritage and the related discourses of empowerment around the Kruger National Park ten years after democracy in South Africa Another project is focused on the social constitution of the figurine worlds at Çatalhöyük Turkey As founding editor of the Journal of Social Archaeology Lynn has attempted to forge a vehicle for this dialogue bringing together a wide range of scholars from diverse fields to constitute the editorial panel feminists historians social theorists and ethnographers Additionally Meskell founded Stanford Heritage Ethics

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethicsnoon/lynn-meskell-the-nature-of-cultural-heritage (2014-09-22)
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  • Scott D. Sagan | The Nuclear Taboo | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Scott D Sagan The Nuclear Taboo Events Scott D Sagan The Nuclear Taboo Ethics Noon 12 00pm on Friday November 4 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Fri 4 Nov Event Overview Under what conditions does the American public support using nuclear weapons Is there a general nuclear taboo and if so how strong are the public s inhibitions against using nuclear weapons New survey experiments there is only a weak normative aversion against the use nuclear weapons and the aversion has few characteristics of a taboo When nuclear weapons are seen to offer significant advantages over conventional weapons large portions of the American public prefer nuclear strikes over conventional options Scott D Sagan is the Caroline S G Munro Professor of Political Science and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute He also serves as the co chair of the American Academy of Arts and Science s Global Nuclear Future Initiative Before joining the Stanford faculty Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and served as a special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon He has served as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense and at the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Sagan s research interests include the development of norms concerning the use of force the management of hazardous technology and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction He is the author of several books including The Spread of Nuclear Weapons A Debate Renewed W W

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethicsnoon/scott-d-sagan-the-nuclear-taboo (2014-09-22)
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  • Julia Bleakney | Engaging Students in Ethical Research | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Julia Bleakney Engaging Students in Ethical Research Events Julia Bleakney Engaging Students in Ethical Research Ethics Noon 12 00pm on Friday October 28 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Fri 28 Oct Event Overview At Stanford undergraduate students have many opportunities to participate in research in required writing courses through independent study in lab or other research assistantships in capstone courses or Honors theses When engaging in this research do students see themselves as responsible for upholding the highest standards of ethical research the way their instructors or faculty directors do Drawing on her experiences teaching a PWR2 course Ethics in Research and Technology this presentation focuses on ways Bleakney has encouraged students to see themselves as ethical actors in designing research and through upholding the guidelines and principles of human subjects research Bleakney will discuss the goals of her course challenges faced and some techniques used to engage students in ethical research she will also showcase some exemplary student projects Julia Bleakney is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and an Associate Director of the Hume Writing Center She has a Ph D in English and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and a B A Honors in American Studies and Literature from the University of Ulster Northern Ireland where she was born and grew up Prior to coming to Stanford she was a full time faculty member and director of the writing center at a community college in Southern California Her book Revisiting Vietnam Memoirs Memorials Museums was published

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethicsnoon/julia-bleakney-engaging-students-in-ethical-research (2014-09-22)
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  • Matt Rothe | Food System Ethics: The Humane Treatment of…People? | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Food System Ethics The Humane Treatment of People Events Matt Rothe Food System Ethics The Humane Treatment of People Ethics Noon 12 00pm on Friday October 21 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 11 Fri 21 Oct Event Overview In an age of farmers markets CSAs and a generally heightened awareness of our food system and the perceived importance of buying organic and eating locally there remains a rather large but hidden and largely unknown truth about so called sustainable food it is entirely possible that it was picked by the hands of a slave This may seem absurd considering the liberties guaranteed by our Constitution and that we have a legal system that functions reasonably well But the reality is that farm workers are an excluded class of people from the labor laws that protect the rest of us and the consequences are often appalling Stanford Dining s Sustainable Food Program is working to address the issue of poorly treated farm workers through a collaborative project to define identify and preferentially purchase fairly and justly grown food This lecture will explore the challenges and opportunities of the project and highlight some questions that every consumer ought to be asking about their food Matt Rothe was raised on a large corn farm on the plains of Colorado After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Environmental Earth Science Matt had hoped to join his father in the family business but learned that the farm could not economically or ecologically sustain itself for another generation Determined to stay close to his agricultural roots and to learn about sustainable agriculture he took a position with Niman Ranch as their Director of Operations While there Matt played an instrumental role in growing its network of sustainable family farmers and gained an acute appreciation

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethicsnoon/matt-rothe-food-system-ethics-the-humane-treatment-of-people (2014-09-22)
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  • Paul Bator | Political Photography: Bringing Ethics into Focus | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Paul Bator Political Photography Bringing Ethics into Focus Events Paul Bator Political Photography Bringing Ethics into Focus Ethics Noon 12 00pm on Friday October 14 2011 At Bldg 110 Rm 112 Fri 14 Oct Event Overview Political Photography traditionally known as documentary photojournalism has exploded upon our digital universe in ways that trigger as well as test our aesthetic sensibilities and moral judgments The iconic Vietnam war era photos of napalm victims burning Buddhist monks shootings at Kent State and the Saigon street execution photo for instance attest to the prickling longevity of certain images in our individual as well as collective visual consciousness Recently the Abu Ghraib prison pictures and the searing images from 9 11 have raised a dialectical volley of reactions fears and ethical concerns for editors photographers and audiences In this brief colloquy Bator will try to accomplish three things First he ll articulate specific areas of agreement about critical ethical issues raised by iconic photos Second he ll demonstrate how recurring actors instantaneous transmission of images and continuing appropriation of certain images raise cross relational ethical issues that cut across boundaries genders and cultures Third he ll examine and discuss several current non iconic photos in an attempt to look beyond the frame of the image in order to bring what Elaine Scarry refers to as the interior content of war photos into sharper ethical relief for us all Paul Bator teaches in the Program in Reading and

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethicsnoon/paul-bator-political-photography-bringing-ethics-into-focus (2014-09-22)
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  • Women, War & Peace | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Women War Peace Events Women War Peace Ethics and War 7 00pm on Wednesday October 12 2011 At Cemex Auditorium Zambrano Hall Knight Management Center Wed 12 Oct Event Overview Award winning documentarian and Stanford alumna Abigail Disney will talk about her latest project PBS mini series Women War Peace the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in peace and conflict an area she calls the ignored second front of war Watch the premiere episode of Women War Peace I Came to Testify at 11pm on October 11th 2011 on KQED Then join the conversation with Abigail Disney at Stanford the following day at 7pm on October 12th 2011 When the Balkans exploded into war in the 1990s reports that tens of thousands of women were being systematically raped as a tactic of ethnic cleansing captured the international spotlight I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned by Serb led forces broke history s great silence and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law This event is co sponsored by The Clayman Institute for Gender Research the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Social Entrepreneurship Program of the Center for Development Democracy and the Rule of Law Review of Disney talk Speaker Abigail Disney Filmmaker Scholar Philanthropist Disney is a filmmaker philanthropist and scholar She holds degrees from Yale Stanford and Columbia Her work in philanthropy women s engagement and leadership and conflict resolution has been recognized through the Epic Award from the

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethics-and-war/women-war-peace (2014-09-22)
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  • Amy Lockwood | Selling Condoms in the Congo | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    FAQs Sample Human Rights Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Amy Lockwood Selling Condoms in the Congo Events Amy Lockwood Selling Condoms in the Congo Ethics Noon 12 00pm on Friday October 7 2011 At Education Bldg Rm 210 Fri 7 Oct Event Overview Amy Lockwood is the Deputy Director of Stanford s Center for Innovation in Global Health Before joining Stanford she was the Executive Director of Project Healthy Children an organization that works with governments and local industries in Haiti Honduras Liberia Malawi Nepal and Rwanda to develop and implement comprehensive food fortification strategies to combat micronutrient malnutrition Lockwood has also worked with the Clinton Foundation as the Director of the Global Pediatric HIV AIDS Program and Deputy Country Director for India where she was responsible for supporting governments to develop strategies and implementation plans design guidelines build systems procure drugs and diagnostics and deliver care to

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethicsnoon/amy-lockwood-selling-condoms-in-the-congo (2014-09-22)
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  • Lori Shoemaker | Dilemmas in the Field: Working with the International Committee of the Red Cross | Stanford Center for Ethics in Society
    Fellowships Apply for a Summer Fellowship Graduate Ethics Research Ethics Course Summer 2014 Graduate Student Fellowships Dirty Leviathan Retreat Postdoc Fellows Fellowships Application Process FAQs Fellowship Experience Research Equality of Opportunity and Education Working Papers Beyond the Farm Hope House Scholars Program The Tutoring Experience 10th Anniversary Past Courses Community Outreach You are here Home Events Lectures Lori Shoemaker Dilemmas in the Field Working with the International Committee of the Red Cross Events Lori Shoemaker Dilemmas in the Field Working with the International Committee of the Red Cross Ethics Noon 12 00pm on Friday September 30 2011 At Bldg 110 rm 112 Fri 30 Sep Event Overview Lori Shoemaker has been a Delegate with the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC in Uganda Yugoslavia and Albania and she will be discussing how the ICRC operates and what this means to its Delegates on the ground At Stanford Shoemaker is a member of the Stanford Neuromolecular Innovation Program SNIP an interdisciplinary research initiative that brings together leading basic scientists in the fields of genetics biochemistry and bioengineering with clinical experts in neurosurgery and neurology Her research is focused on the disorders of the neurovasculature including arteriovenous malformations and Moyamoya disease

    Original URL path: https://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/events/lectures/ethicsnoon/lori-shoemaker-dilemmas-in-the-field-working-with-the-international (2014-09-22)
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