2021 Grefenstette Symposium

2021 Symposium

The 2021 symposium of the Grefenstette Center was held on November 4, 2021. Speakers from various backgrounds participated in the four-panel sessions and a workshop on International Governance Ethics and Corporate Ethics.

All session recordings are available on YouTube

Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law
2021 Symposium on Biometric Ethics

Thursday, November 4
Power Center
8:30am - 6:00pm 

8:30 Reception

9:15 Workshop Kickoff

        John Slattery, Directing Fellow, Grefenstette Center

        President Ken Gormley, Welcome

9:25 Panel 1: Technology: Challenges & Possibilities

Moderator: Kathleen Carney, CMU, IDeaS. https://www.cmu.edu/ideas-social-cybersecurity/people/directors.html
        1- Stephanie Schuckers - Paynter-Krigman Endowed Professor in Engineering Science / Director of the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) at Clarkson University- https://www.clarkson.edu/people/stephanie-schuckers
        2- Arun Ross - Professor; John and Eva Cillag Endowed Chair in the College of Engineering and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University - https://www.egr.msu.edu/people/profile/rossarun

10:40 Break

11:00 Panel 2: Ethical Responses: Possible and Practical

Moderator: Nathan Colaner, External Fellow, Grefenstette Center
        1- Liz O'Sullivan - CEO, Parity - https://www.lizjosullivan.com/
        2- Reid Blackman - CEO, Virtue - https://reidblackman.com/

12:15 Lunch (with Poster Viewing)

1:40 Panel 3: Response of Catholic Theological Ethics

Moderator: Matthew Gaudet, External Fellow, Grefenstette Center
        1- Andrea Vicini - Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics, Professor of Moral Theology, Boston College Theology Department. https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/theology/people/faculty-directory/vicini--sj-andrea.html
        2- Brianne Jacobs - Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies at Emmanuel College- https://www.emmanuel.edu/academics/our-faculty/brianne-jacobs.html

2:55 Break

3:15 Panel 4: Policy Considerations

Moderator: Beth Schwanke, Executive Director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. https://www.cyber.pitt.edu/people/beth-schwanke-jd
        1- Elizabeth Rowe - Irving Cypen Professor of Law, Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Professor of Law, Director, Program in Intellectual Property Law at University of Florida Levin College of Law - https://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/elizabeth-a-rowe
        2- Clare Garvie - Senior Associate, Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown University Law Center - https://www.law.georgetown.edu/privacy-technology-center/people/

4:20 Break

4:30 Workshopping International Governance Ethics and Corporate Ethics

Breakout A: International Governance Ethics

Breakout B: Corporate Ethics

5:30 Closing Remarks - Pres. Gormley

6:00 Ending


Duquesne Student Poster Session

Congratulations to Tina Nguyen and Dina Siniora for their winning student posters!