Ethical Science? – Nottingham University – 23rd October 2019

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!):

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 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


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