The Rock Ethics Institute sponsored and co-sponsored events are listed below. If you would like to view our recorded events or interviews, you can find that information on the respective event pages, YouTube, or iTunes U.
Presented by the 2014/2015 Alain Locke fellow Natalie Cisneros.
Where and what are the boundaries between scientist and advocate? The professional obligations of scientists sometimes conflict with broader societal and personal norms. Professor Philip Kitcher, a leading voice in science and ethics issues, will discuss the relationships between the practices of science and of democracy that develop at these conflicting intersections. Kitcher’s talk, part of the Research Ethics Lecture Series, will engage the campus community in a broad discussion about the roles and responsibilities of those of us who are both scientists and citizens.
Does this increase student engagement? Join us when Dr. Thomas P Seager visits Penn State and explains his innovative experimental approach to teaching professional ethics.