Events

  • 2021 Oct 26

    Digital Weapons: How Cyber Arms Proliferation Threatens Human Rights

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Dr. Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and...

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  • 2021 Oct 28

    Critical Race Theory

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for one of its signature series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, drawing upon the famous quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he said, “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” The fall series will focus on the intersection of racial, economic, and social justice in the United States. Information on how to access the event can...

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  • 2021 Nov 02

    Why We Need AI Ethics with Dr. John Tasioulas

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Dr. Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and...

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  • 2021 Nov 03

    2021 Symposium on Intercultural Digital Ethics

    Wed - Thu, Nov 3 to Nov 4, 9:00am - 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Recent advances in the capability of digital information technologies—particularly due to advances in artificial intelligence—have invigorated the debate on the ethical issues surrounding their use. However, this debate has often been dominated by ‘Western’ ethical perspectives, values and interests, to the exclusion of broader ethical and socio-cultural perspectives. Against this backdrop, the 2021 Symposium on Intercultural Digital Ethics will bring together a range of cultural, social and structural perspectives on the ethical issues relating to digital information technologies, with...

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  • 2021 Nov 04

    Protests and Promises with Dr. Megan Ming Francis

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for one of its signature series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, drawing upon the famous quote by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he said, “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” The fall series will focus on the intersection of racial, economic, and social justice in the United States. Information on how to access the event can...

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  • 2021 Nov 09

    Towards Life 3.0 with Professor Jamal Greene

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    Towards Life 3.0: Ethics and Technology in the 21st Century is a talk series organized and facilitated by Dr. Mathias Risse, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs, and Philosophy. Drawing inspiration from the title of Max Tegmark’s book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, the series draws upon a range of scholars, technology leaders, and public interest technologists to address the ethical aspects of the long-term impact of artificial intelligence on society and...

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  • 2021 Nov 18

    Pandemics and Portals: Rights in an Era of Technological Innovation

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

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    Zoom Webinar (Registration Required)

    Pandemics and Portals: Rights in an Era of Technological Innovation

    Join the UCONN Human Rights Institute for the 2021 Annual Economic and Social Rights Lecture, featuring Sushma Raman. Sushma Raman is the Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She brings over two decades of global experience launching, scaling, and leading social justice and philanthropic programs and collaboratives, building capabilities of grassroots human rights organizations and their leaders, and teaching graduate courses in the public policy schools at Harvard Kennedy...

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  • 2021 Nov 30

    Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America with Dr. Keisha N. Blain

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Zoom Webinar

    Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America is a manifesto for anyone committed to social justice. Authored by Carr Center Fellow Keisha N. Blain, the book challenges us to listen to a working-poor, Black woman activist with a disability who was an intellectual of the civil rights movement as we grapple with contemporary concerns around race, inequality, and social justice. Dr. Blain will be joined in discussion by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, to demonstrate how...

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  • 2021 Dec 03

    A Tribute to John Ruggie

    9:00am to 10:15am

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    Virtual Event (Registration to Follow)

    Join us for a tribute to the profound life and work of John Ruggie, whose efforts to create the United Nations Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights have made the world a more equal and just place.

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    Speakers: 

    • Mary Ruggie | Former Adjunct Professor, Harvard University
    • Mary Robinson | Former President of Ireland; Adjunct Professor on Climate Justice, Trinity College
    • Rachel...
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  • 2021 Dec 07

    Technology for Social Good? AI, Human Rights, and Harm Reduction with Dr. Jay Aronson

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Virtual Event (Registration Required)

    The volume of information available to human rights practitioners has grown steadily since the globalization of Internet access and the widespread adoption of smartphones across geographies, cultures, and socioeconomic classes. This vast material landscape creates an unprecedented visual record of the experiences of a significant percentage of humanity. When properly collected and analyzed, this material can help human rights analysts, fact-finders, and researchers reconstruct war crimes, human rights violations, and terrorist acts taking place in locations that offer limited or no...

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