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  • 1. Morals | Ethics | Values
  • 2. What is the Lincoln Center at ASU ... UNIVERSITY-WIDE OPERATION The Lincoln Center is a university-wide operation with programs and projects on all four ASU campuses. DEDICATED TO MORALS AND VALUES Dedicated to emphasizing the essential Dedicated to role that morals and values play in the emphasizing the achievements and successes of individuals and organizations. essential role that morals and values play in the IMPROVE ETHICAL AWARENESS achievements and successes of Improving ethical awareness and individuals and understanding and thereby the ethical decision-making and behavior of the organizations. ASU community and extending to society at large. SPONSORS ETHICS ACTIVITIES Sponsors, organizes and conducts an array of activities on ethics issues that occur in specific fields and professions as well as those of importance in the community at large.
  • 3. STAFF Peter A. French is the Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Lincoln Chair in Ethics, and Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University. His Ph.D. is from the University of Miami and he did post- Peter A. French doctoral work at Oxford University. He was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) honorary degree Director of the Lincoln Center, from Gettysburg College in 2006. French is the Lincoln Chair in Ethics, author of nineteen books including The Virtues of Vengeance; Cowboy Metaphysics; Ethics and College Professor of Philosophy Sports; Responsibility Matters; Corporate Ethics; and Collective and Corporate Responsibility. He has published dozens of articles in the philosophical and legal journals. Stacey Trowbridge has more than 20 years of experience at Arizona State University. She Stacey Trowbridge has been with the Lincoln Center since 2001 when the Center opened for business. Stacey Coordinator, received a BA in studio art and earned an MPA with a concentration in Higher Administration & Education Administration. Finance Kelly O’Brien has worked with ASU and the Lincoln Center since 2006, following a Kelly O’Brien twenty year career in corporate sales and marketing. Kelly grew up in the mountains Programs Director of SW Colorado, has a BA in Business Administration, and has lived in Arizona since 1988.
  • 4. LINCOLN PROFESSORS The Center operates in large measure through its Lincoln Professors who are in units throughout the University.
  • 5. BOARD MEMBERS The Lincoln Center Board consists of prominent persons in Arizona who have demonstrated serious interests in ethical issues, Joan and David Lincoln, and the Center's Director, Dr. Peter A. French.
  • 6. BOARD MEMERS continued...
  • 7. Programs and Projects Ethical & Legal Tools to Manage Rapidly Evolving Technology or "The Pacing Project" Led by: Lincoln Professors Braden Allenby, Gary Marchant, Joseph Herket In a systematic, focused, on-going and high profile manner, this program seeks to address the problem of the inability of existing policy, ethical and legal tools to keep pace with rapidly emerging technologies in areas such as genetics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, cognitive sciences and enhancement technology. Consortium for Emerging Technology, Military Operations, and National Security (CETMONS) A major collaborative project created, organized, and developed by the Lincoln Center and Lincoln Professors Allenby, Marchant, Robert, Garreau, and Corley. Members of CETMONS are the Lincoln Center, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Affiliated participants are from ASU, US Naval Academy, Case Western Reserve University, Georgia Institute of Technology, California Polytechnic University, Rutgers University, Electric Boat (GD), National Defense University, George Mason University, the US Military Services and others. Throughout history, technological evolution and military activity have been linked to each other. The challenge to a particular society represented by warfare, combined with the immediate advantage that new technology can deliver, tends to accelerate technological innovation and diffusion. The relationships between the resulting technology systems, and consequent social and ethical issues and changes, are quite complex, however, and understanding them, and managing them to enhance long term military advantage and security, is a critical and underappreciated challenge. CETMONS MISSION A multi-institutional organization dedicated Combines research, teaching, outreach, to providing the basis for the ethical, public service and participation in rational, and responsible understand- policy development in order to ing and management of the complex support creation of a secure, ethical, set of issues raised by emerging tech- and rational future for national and nologies and their use in military global society in an era of unprece- operations, as well as their broader dented and complex technological implications for national security. evolution. CETMONS PURPOSE > Produce informative, responsible, and ethical responses to complex challenges arising from technologies driven by military and security needs > Enable management of the complex relationship between emerging technologies and consequential social implications > Enhance long term military advantage and national security
  • 8. Programs and Projects continued... FUTURE TENSE FUTURE TENSE is a public television event (incorporating a 3-hour prime time documentary series, expanded interactive online presence and multi-year educational & public outreach) that investigates three issues vital for all Americans: 1. The enormous potential benefits of the GRINN technologies. 2. The serious ethical, social & legal concerns & challenges that come with their use. 3. Possible strategies and solutions to address these problems. FUTURE TENSE FUTURE TENSE is a co-production of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at Arizona State University & MacNeil Lehrer Productions (producers of The NewsHour with A documentary series for Jim Lehrer). A blend of compelling real-world stories, provocative testimony, computer-generated imagery and “scenes from the future” as envisioned by science-fiction movies and television drama, the series looks at Public Television and the likely transformational effects of GRINN technologies on ordinary Americans, our society and the world nationwide public over the next decade. education campaign. Anchoring each of the three one-hour programs are different groups of real people with unique perspectives FUTURE TENSE has been on how the future is likely to unfold. First we explore how GRINN technologies will affect individual lives from “green-lighted“ by PBS the point-of-view of a “representative” American family who will be users of new technology once it comes on contingent upon script the market. Next we investigate broader societal effects from the perspective of those who develop, manu- approval. facture and market GRINN technologies to see the intended and unintended consequences of their work. Finally advocates both for and against unrestrained GRINN development argue their case as we put the systems under which we develop, regulate and use these new technologies “on trial”. With the future (and perhaps the world) at stake, we question how ethical and rational our decisions are likely to be – and what can be done to make them more so. The AZ Program for Policy, Ethics & Education Leadership (APPEEL) Led by: Lincoln Professor Caroline Turner APPEEL is a ten-month professional development program for emerging leaders in education and related fields co-sponsored by the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, and the Mary Lou Fulton Institute & Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. The mission is to develop strategic, executive leaders in public and private organizations who have the capacity to create and implement sound public policy to improve outcomes for children, youth and adults. APPEEL APPEEL participants hold full-time positions in diverse organizations at the local, state and national levels. Fellows remain in their full-time positions and use their work environment as the context for examining APPEEL professional important leadership and policy issues in the state and in the nation. Activities are directed by Lincoln Professor Caroline Turner, statewide Coordinator. development program for emerging leaders in APPEEL brings Fellows and ideas together through a variety of learning opportunities (such as seminars, education and related fields. guest lectures, informal discussions, site visits, skill development workshops) and through electronic networking and information sharing. Fellows will also conduct projects related to the program focus on the nexus of policy, ethics and educational leadership. Completed projects will aim to have an applied impact for the betterment of educational opportunities for our state’s children, youth, and adults. In addition, Fellows will participate in three state mini-conferences during the fellowship year which will be held in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, AZ.
  • 9. Programs and Projects continued... Lincoln Teaching Fellows Program at the ASU Polytechnic Campus Led by: Professor Joseph Herket In support of the ASU Polytechnic Campus Core Curriculum, adopted in 2005, which mandates, that all Polytechnic students demonstrate competencies in eight core areas, including ethics, this program contributes to improved ethical understanding and behaviors by facilitating the development of new and revised courses or ethics modules. Lincoln Center Initiative in Latin American Social and Political Culture Led by: Lincoln Professor Ted Humphrey and Lincoln Scholar Janet Burke The meeting of Europeans and the indigenous peoples of the Americas is an enormous cultural, moral, and political event. The work of this initiative is to act locally while focusing on the more global setting. At present, primary source materials in Latin American intellectual history are nearly non-existent, but this initiative will address those deficiencies by developing courses, source text materials, and Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows to heighten the awareness of moral and political thinking and circumstances in Latin America. Masters of Arts in Applied Ethics and the Professions Interdisciplinary Training for Professionals and Decision-Makers in law, medicine, business, engineering, industry, public administration, environmental ethics, social work, and pastoral care. The Masters of Arts in Applied Ethics and the The two required courses in Foundations of Ethics I Professions Graduate Degree offers a broadly & II (AEP 501 & AEP 502) provide the students interdisciplinary training for professionals and with the theoretical and historical basis to decision-makers in law, medicine, business, pursue specialized applied ethics expertise; the engineering, industry, public administration, concentration course for each concentration MA in AEP environmental ethics, social work, and pastoral introduces the students into basic concepts and care. practices of their field. MA in Applied Ethics and the Professors Graduate There are five concentrations in this M.A. degree: Degree Program 1) Leadership, Management, and Ethics 2) BioMedical Ethics and Health 3) Science, Technology, and Ethics 4) Ethics and Emerging Technologies 5) Pastoral Care Ethics and Spirituality
  • 10. Programs and Projects continued... Executive Online Concentration: Managing Emerging Technologies The Masters of Arts in Applied Ethics and the Professions Online Degree Program: MANAGING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES will be available in the January 2011 This program is a 1-3 year program. This is an online degree program ONLY. Applicants must have computer proficiency and expertise in using a word processing package, a presentation software package, an email package, and an Internet browser with high-speed access. ETHICS CORE 2 courses, 9 credit hours AEX 585: Future Tense: 20th Century Ethics and 21st Century Technologies (3 credit hrs) EXECUTIVE AEX 586: Capstone Project (6 credit hours) ONLINE ELECTIVE COURSES 7 Courses, 3 Credit Hours Each, 21 Credit Hours Total Investigate ethical and social concerns regarding SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING: pharmaceutical / genetic AEX 570: Ethical Issues in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Robotics AEX 571: Earth Systems Engineering and Management human enhancement, AEX 572: Technological Catastrophes: Responsible Management of High Risk Technologies prolonged human lifespan, AEX 573: Biotechnology: Science, Law & Policy microscopic nano-sensors, AEX 574: Genetics and The Law AEX 575: Bioethics and the Emerging Biotechnologies lab-created life-forms. AEX 576: Neurotechnologies and the Future AEX 577: Nanotechnology, Law, and Policy AEX 579: Industrial Ecology and Design for Sustainability The Triple Helix On The International Level The Triple Helix is an international 501(c)3 non-profit organization with 27 chapters and more than 800 students from the most prestigious universities in America and abroad. Collectively these students have created what many once considered impossible: an entirely undergraduate-run international organization. As a young but innovative leader in undergraduate journalism, The Triple Helix provides a forum showcasing the undergraduate voices of hundreds of students on some of the most pressing modern issues in science and technology. The Triple Helix offers a unique, challenging, and exciting educational experience for all of the students on its staff. At The University Level TRIPLE HELIX The Triple Helix is an undergraduate journal of science, technology, society, and law. Through both print and e-publishing divisions, our goal is to promote awareness of the reciprocal impact of Provides opportunities for science and technology on society and law. Our aim is to encourage critical analysis and debate students to critically of legally and socially important issues in science through the free exchange of ideas within the examine and express their readership community. Article topics focus on the intersection between science, technology, society, and law, ranging in subjects from intellectual property law to healthcare policies to the analysis of complex issues impacts of specific scientific research and more. Two issues per academic year are published. involving science, society, The Triple Helix is sponsored by the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. and law.
  • 11. For information on all of these programs and the Master of Arts Degree, consult the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics website at: www.LincolnCenter.asu.edu