Events

Events

2019 - 2020 Academic Year:

September 1- Decatur Book Festival - Artificial Intelligence Panel

Time: 1:15pm
Location: Decatur City Hall

Moral Machines: How is Artificial Intelligence Pushing our Ethical Boundaries?

Join Center Director Paul Root Wolpe, PhD, Emory Professor John Banja, PhD, and Georgia Tech Assistant Professor in Digital Media Nassim Parvin, PhD for a lively panel discussion during this year's Decatur Book Festival.

As AI surpasses human intelligence and capabilities, how do we assure that we continue to control AI, rather than the other way around? We will discuss these and other challenges that AI poses to society and ponder the ethical dilemmas that AI poses to us all.

 

September 17- Art Exhibition & Conversation: The Lexicon of Human Dignity

Time: 6 - 8pm
Location: Center for Ethics (1531 Dickey Drive, ATL 30322)

We have a new art exhibit filling our gallery walls, The Lexicon of Human Dignity. This collection tells the stories of thought leaders around Atlanta working to educate, engage and activate us - so we recognize the challenges of our neighbors and teaches us how we might support them. Eleven thought leaders across many topics and disciplines contributed their valued experience to the Lexicon of Human Dignity information artworks. By illuminating the vocabulary of human dignity, we explore the topics of “Seniors Helping Seniors,” “Food Justice,” “Homelessness,” “Mental Health Matters,” “Bridging LBGTQ and Mainstream Communities,” “Welcome Refugees,” “Access to Justice,” “Respect and Safety For All Faiths,” “Empowering the Most Vulnerable,” “The Four Quarters of Life” and “Food Literacy.”

Join us Sept 17 to view the art and listen to thought leaders Linda Ellis and Valerie Morvan discuss their work and their pieces in the collection. Event is free, register here.

September 26- Clinical Ethics Seminar - Seeking Compassion in the Crevices of Care

Time: 4 - 5 PM
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

This month, our Clinical Ethics Senimar series dives into the topic of compassion. Compassion is essential in healthcare but are we overusing the concept? Guest speaker Tim Cunningham will share stories of working in challenging settings and lead a discussion on the ways that we experience and practice compassion. The seminar is free, register here

October 11- Un-Summoning the Demon: a Roadmap to Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Time: 7 AM - 5 PM
Location: Emory University

John Banja, Ph.D., and Edward Queen, Ph.D. will both be participating in the upcoming Ethical Artificial Intelligence Symposium on Emory's campus. Come listen to thoughtful, intimate discussions featuring a number of thought leaders in the field. Registration is required, event is free.

 

Past Events, 2018-19 Academic Year:

August 17- Off the Wall Community Conversation: Atlanta Civil Rights through Public Art

Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium

In partnership with the High Museum of Art, we will host a Creativity Conversation on August 17 at 7 p.m. to discuss in detail the role of public art and its relationship to civil and human rights, particularly representation, accessibility, and gentrification and housing.

Off the Wall is a city-wide initiative led by WonderRoot and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee from June 2018 through February 2019. With murals, media, and community conversations, Off the Wall will share Atlanta’s social justice journey and elevate key stories in our city’s pursuit of civil rights, human rights, and a more equitable future for all Atlantans.

August 23- Clinical Ethics Seminar- Relational Approaches: Vulnerability and Autonomy in Bioethics

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Seminar room 162

Why is the concept of vulnerability important in bioethics? 

This presentation challenges the pragmatic approach on vulnerability to address a relational and universal conception of it.

We will discuss some of the implications derived from this reflection within clinical ethics, such as re-thinking autonomy, professionalism and "asymmetrical responsibility" in healthcare.

To RSVP or join us Virtually, click here: https://hcecg.org/event-3027259

September 1-2- Decatur Book Festival

Location: Center for Ethics table in the Emory University tent

Join the Center for Ethics at the Decatur Book Festival. Center faculty, Jonathan Crane and Arri Eisen, and Advisory Board member, Eve Hoffman, will join other prestigious authors for presentations and book signings during the festival.

The Center for Ethics will have a table under the Emory tent at the corner of Clairemont and West Ponce, in front of the Old Dekalb County Courthouse. We will have books for sale and, for the first time, we will display and sell signed fine art prints and posters of Frankenstein’s Creation, a new vision of Mary Shelley’s 200 year old masterpiece by Center for Ethics Advisory Board member and Schwartz Artist in Residence Ross Rossin.

September 14- Art Talks Back

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: High Museum of Art, Green Family Education Center

Join visitors of all ages at the High Museum of Art for Art Talks Back, a lively in-gallery discussion that focuses on current issues and topics chosen by the Museum's Teen Team. 

Ethics & the Arts Program Director Carlton Mackey assists the teen hosts to guide and enrich the conversation. 

Art Talks Back takes place on the second Friday of each month during Teen FriHIGHday and meets in the Greene Family Education Center.

September 20- Neurotechnologies and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas

Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Don't miss our opening event of the semester! Dr. Michael Jiang- CEO of Nerv and Emory Neuroscience Grad Program alum- will discuss Accessible Cognitive Enhancers. Dr. Jiang will discuss the story of why and how he developed a cognitive enhancer for 'healthy' individuals. He will also discuss current and future ethical tensions in the development of commercially available enhancers.

Seating is limited and lunch will be provided. RSVP by Monday, September 17th to akear@emory.edu.

September 20- Ethics on the Stage

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

The Ethics and the Arts program and Alliance Theatre invite you to join the cast for a scene presentation and discussion of Nick's Flamingo Grill.  Inspired by the true story of the first integrated nightclub in Atlanta, Nick’s Flamingo Grill is a story of hope and brotherly love.

RSVP for this event here.

September 25- TRACE Summer in Italy Information Session

Time: 5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 150

Are you an Emory student interested in receiving a certificate in ethics? Earn an experiential learning Certificate in Ethics with a concentration in bioethics, medicine, and humanities while travelling through Italy this summer. The program visits 44 cities, towns, and cultural sites.

September 27- Clinical Ethics Seminar

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

Topic: No Home, No Help: the Effect of Stigma Against Homelessness in the Inpatient Setting
Speaker: Cristina Vellozzi-Averhoff, BAS

October 7- Ethics on the Stage

Time: 2:00pm
Location: Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Join Center for Ethics director, Paul Root Wolpe, for an ethics talkback before the presentation of Alliance Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Attendees should purchase tickets for the October 7th performance.

October 9th- Tell ‘em We Don’t Die Opening Reception

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics

The Ethics and the Arts program is hosting an opening reception for their newest exhibit on display now at the Center for Ethics. The reception will feature a presentation and discussion by artist Jamaal Barber.

Tell ‘em We Don’t Die features works created by Jamaal Barber and was curated by Ethics & the Arts Director, Carlton Mackey. It explores Black identity through the lens of resistance and resilience.  The title of the show as well as the topics it explores, ranging from the erasure of Black humanity via racial profiling to the proclamation of Black beauty, speak to the constant tension of Black people and other communities to forge identity simultaneously out of struggle and self-love. 

This exhibit is compiled primarily of work from the following collections: Bright Black, a series of woodcut prints that illustrate and celebrate various themes of the black experience in America; and Identity Series, woodcut portraits showing the struggle of keeping Black identity in America.

This exhibit is part of the Ethics and the Arts exhibit series at the Center for Ethics. It will be on display until December 14, 2018.

October 12- Art Talks Back

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: High Museum of Art, Green Family Education Center

Join visitors of all ages at the High Museum of Art for Art Talks Back, a lively in-gallery discussion that focuses on current issues and topics chosen by the Museum's Teen Team. 

Ethics & the Arts Program Director Carlton Mackey assists the teen hosts to guide and enrich the conversation. 

Art Talks Back takes place on the second Friday of each month during Teen FriHIGHday and meets in the Greene Family Education Center.

October 24- Neurotechnologies and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas

Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Join us for our next installment of The Future Now: (NEEDs) Neuroscience and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas with Dr. Ashok Goel GA Tech Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science for a talk entitled, AI Agents Among Us: Changing anthropology of virtual classrooms. In this event, Dr. Goel will discuss reasons to use AI to build intelligent assistants, where the field is headed and discuss some of the ethical challenges of this work.

Seating is limited and lunch will be provided. To secure your seat, please RSVP by Friday, October 19, 2018 to akear@emory.edu.

October 24- TRACE Summer in Italy Information Session

Time: 5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 150

Are you an Emory student interested in receiving a certificate in ethics? Earn an experiential learning Certificate in Ethics with a concentration in bioethics, medicine, and humanities while travelling through Italy this summer. The program visits 44 cities, towns, and cultural sites.

October 25- Clinical Ethics Seminar

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

October 25- Film Screening: Power Lines by Laura Asherman

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Rita Anne Rollins Building, Room 252

Power Lines is a short documentary about the expansion of Plant Vogtle, a nuclear power plant located in Waynesboro, Georgia. With a timeline already five years behind schedule and a current price tag of more than $13 billion over original estimates, the addition of two nuclear reactors has proven to be a black hole for both citizens of Waynesborough and the state as a whole.

This film endeavors to educate Georgians about a widely unknown issue, so that as they pay their power bills each month or turn on their lights each day, they understand which lines of power dictate important aspects of their day-to-day lives. Anchored in the idea that knowledge is power, we believe that understanding this important issue is the first step to effecting sustainable change.

October 26- An Evening with Bryan Stevenson and Anthony Ray Hinton

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Glenn Memorial Auditorium

On October 26, Bryan Stevenson, author of "Just Mercy", this year's summer read, is coming to speak at Emory! Stevenson will be joined by Anthony Ray Hinton, a former client recently exonerated, to have a conversation about justice, mercy, and the American justice system.

Get tickets here. Tickets are free to Emory students, faculty, staff, and their guests. Community members may purchase tickets for $20. Emory IDs will be checked for all of those with an Emory ticket.

November 9- Own Your Data

Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

James Felton Keith, author, engineer, current president of The Data Union, and the first black member of the LGBT community to run for US Congress, will explore data as a natural resource. He will explore two important questions: If our personal data is a naturally occurring resource, just how valuable is it to the other +5 million companies in our economy? And, How much are people owed if they in fact own their data? 

Register here: https://ownyourdata119.eventbrite.com

November 9- Art Talks Back

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: High Museum of Art, Green Family Education Center

Join visitors of all ages at the High Museum of Art for Art Talks Back, a lively in-gallery discussion that focuses on current issues and topics chosen by the Museum's Teen Team. 

Ethics & the Arts Program Director Carlton Mackey assists the teen hosts to guide and enrich the conversation. 

Art Talks Back takes place on the second Friday of each month during Teen FriHIGHday and meets in the Greene Family Education Center.

November 15- Clinical Ethics Seminar

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

November 19- TRACE Summer in Italy Information Session

Time: 5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 150

Are you an Emory student interested in receiving a certificate in ethics? Earn an experiential learning Certificate in Ethics with a concentration in bioethics, medicine, and humanities while travelling through Italy this summer. The program visits 44 cities, towns, and cultural sites.

November 28- Neurotechnologies and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas

Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

December 2- Ethics on the Stage

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Alliance Theatre

Join Center for Ethics Faculty Fellow, Jennifer Sarrett, for an ethics talkback before the presentation of Alliance Theatre's Knead. Attendees should purchase tickets for the December 2nd performance.  

December 10- Neurotechnologies and Emerging Ethical Dilemmas

Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

Join us on Mon, Dec 10 @ noon with Dr. Munmun Choudhury, from GA Tech’s School of Interactive Computing to discuss Predicting mental illness of you and yours via social media. In this event, Dr. Choudhury will discuss how social media can be used to predict mental illness. We will discuss ethical tensions in balancing therapeutic opportunities and unwanted surveillance.

Seating is limited and lunch will be provided. To secure your seat, please RSVP by Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 via this EVITE link.

December 11- MA-Bioethics Information Session

Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Online (emory.adobeconnect.com/bioethics)

Join the Director and Program Coordinator of the MA-Bioethics program online to learn about the program and how a degree in Bioethics can enhance your career.

December 14- Art Talks Back

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: High Museum of Art, Green Family Education Center

Join visitors of all ages at the High Museum of Art for Art Talks Back, a lively in-gallery discussion that focuses on current issues and topics chosen by the Museum's Teen Team. 

Ethics & the Arts Program Director Carlton Mackey assists the teen hosts to guide and enrich the conversation. 

Art Talks Back takes place on the second Friday of each month during Teen FriHIGHday and meets in the Greene Family Education Center.

December 20- Clinical Ethics Seminar

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

January 16- Ethics at the Opera

Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 102

Enjoy a short performance and panel discussion surrounding The Atlanta Opera’s upcoming production of Jake Heggie’s groundbreaking opera, Dead Man Walking. The conversation will feature Sister Helen Prejean, author of the novel on which the opera is based. Moderated by Dr. Edward Queen of the Emory University Center for Ethics, panelists include Sara Totonchi, Executive Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, and Micah Fortson, Managing Director of The Atlanta Opera. The evening also includes a book signing with Sister Helen Prejean.

Click here to RSVP
Learn more about The Atlanta Opera's Dead Man Walking here.

January 24- Reel Ruminations: Wasted! Film Screening

Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Emory University White Hall, Room 208

The Center for Ethics, in conjunction with Slow Food Atlanta, invites you to a free screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. A pre-film food tasting will showcase plates from Miller Union and Wrecking Bar, and a discussion with an illustrious panel will follow the screening. Narrated by executive producer Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it directly contributes to climate change.

A Reel Ruminations Event of the Emory Food Studies & Ethics Program.

Event is free with registration at: engage.emory.edu/Wasted.

January 24- Clinical Ethics Seminar

Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Room 162

February 5- Ethics on the Stage

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics

Join us for a free pre-show discussion of the ethical issues raised in Goodnight, Tyler, which begins its run at the Alliance Theater February 16. Contributing speakers include Center for Ethics faculty and the cast & crew of the play. The event is free, but registration is required.

About the Play:
Depending on whom you ask, “Tyler Evans was a beloved best friend, grandson, mentor, and fiancée,” or, “Tyler Evans was a young Black man killed by a police officer.” Desperate to control the contradicting narratives of his untimely passing, Tyler haunts his best friend as his other friends and relatives quibble over his legacy, seeking an elusive common ground. A contemporary and unexpectedly humorous drama. Winner of the 2019 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition.

Written by B.J. Tindal


Click here to RSVP

February 8- Just Us: Fearless Dialogues

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics

The Emory Integrity Project is partnering with Fearless Dialogues to bring together members of Georgia communities who share a collective interest in embracing our common humanity. Come to engage in hard heartfelt conversations that see gifts in others and hear value in stories that will change the way people see themselves and the world around them.

We will be waiting for YOU. It will be JUST US.


Free for all who wish to attend. RSVP here.

February 17- Ethics on the Stage Talkback

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Alliance Theatre

Come see Ever After at the Alliance Theatre and stay for an Ethics on the Stage discussion afterwords with members of the Emory Center for Ethics staff.

Tickets for the February 17th 2:30pm show must be purchased through the Alliance Theatre.

February 28- Clinical Ethics Seminar

March 3- Ethics on the Stage Talkback

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Alliance Theatre

Come see Goodnight, Tyler at the Alliance Theatre and stay for an Ethics on the Stage discussion afterwords with members of the Emory Center for Ethics staff.

Tickets for the March 3rd 2:30pm show must be purchased through the Alliance Theatre.

March 20- Thaddeus Pope "Shared Decision Making" Public Lecture

Time: 5:30pm
Location: Emory University Hospital Auditorium

Join the Center for Ethics and the Healthcare Ethics Consortium for a free, public lecture by Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD on "Shared Decision Making". New federal and state policy changes are propelling a seismic shift from traditional informed consent to shared decision making (SDM) with decision aids. Because SDM aims at understanding instead of disclosure, it better protects patient autonomy and reduces unwanted medical treatment.

RSVP here.

March 21-22- Healthcare Ethics Consoritum Annual Conference

Location: Emory Conference Center

The field of bioethics and healthcare ethics has both ancient taproots and modern off-shoots that provide a complex architecture of support. In this two day conversation we will note how the discipline of healthcare ethics has evolved around several central themes, as a foundation for exploring what we might anticipate as the field of healthcare ethics develops.

Conference information and registration available at hcecg.org.

 

 April 7- Ethics on the Stage Talkback

 Time: 2:30pm
Location: Alliance Theatre

Come see Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous at the Alliance Theatre and stay for an Ethics on the Stage discussion afterwords with members of the Emory Center for Ethics staff.

Tickets for the April 7th 2:30pm show must be purchased through the Alliance Theatre.

April 10-12- Ethics Integrity Project Conference: "Reimagining Culture and Integrity in Higher Education"

April 21- Ethics on the Stage Talkback

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Alliance Theatre

Come see Approval Junkie at the Alliance Theatre and stay for an Ethics on the Stage discussion afterwords with members of the Emory Center for Ethics staff.

Tickets for the April 21st 2:30pm show must be purchased through the Alliance Theatre.

April 25- Clincal Ethics Seminar

April 25- Southwest Art & Social Engagement Project Unveiling

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: CARE USA Headquarters, 151 Ellis Street, Atlanta, GA

More information and tickets at swproject2019.eventbrite.com

April 30 - May 2- Study for Finals at CFE!

Time: 8:30am - 5:00 pm
Need a quiet place to study for finals or finish your papers? The Center for Ethics is open to all Emory students this week, so stop by, grab some snacks and start cramming!

Summer 2019 Events

May 19- Ethics on the Stage Talkback: Ride the Cyclone

Time: 2:30pm
Location: Alliance Theatre

Come see Ride the Cyclone at the Alliance Theatre and stay for an Ethics on the Stage discussion afterwords with members of the Emory Center for Ethics staff.

Tickets for the May 19th 2:30pm show must be purchased through the Alliance Theatre.

July 19 - Bracing for the Oncoming Wave of Artificial Intelligence

Time: 11:30am
Location: The Commerce Club, downtown Atlanta

Bracing for the Oncoming Wave of AI is a talk being given by Professor John Banja, PhD. The talk focuses on the impact of AI on jobs and human interactions. As AI becomes more and more powerful we will explore the ethical questions that arise and provide a forum for discussion. Join us for what will surely be a lively discussion. >>For more information or to RSVP

August 22 - Clinical Ethics Seminar Series - Health Data Protection in the World Digital Age: Privacy at Risk

Time: 4-5 pm
Location: Center for Ethics, Seminar Room 162

How can we manage health data in today's digital world?

Join us for this month's clinical ethics semiar where featered speaker, Anne-Elisabeth Courrier, PhD, discusses the privcacy issues within healthcare in today's digital world. 

Join us in-person or virtually, for details click here.