British Pugwash is co-hosting with University of Nottingham 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 (timings are PROVISIONAL!):
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 UK)
3.15 – 3.45pm: Refreshments
3.45 – 5pm: 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
5pm – 6pm: Closing discussion – Should STEM be ethical? Should STEM be political?
Discussion led by Nicolas Arboleda, President of Student/Young Pugwash UK and intern at UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
To register for the event, please visit: https://ethical-science.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org