What is the Lincoln Center
at ASU ...
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
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.
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
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 &
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
The Center operates
in large measure
who are in units
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.
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
Consortium for Emerging Technology,
Military Operations, and National
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.
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.
> 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
Programs and Projects continued...
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
over the next decade.
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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.
For information on all of these
programs and the Master of
Arts Degree, consult the
Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics