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With a focus on increasing ethical research and deliberation on campus, the Institute for Practical Ethics hosts a variety of events from high visibility international speakers and conferences on issues of global concern, to focused working-group meetings and presentations across multiple research groups.


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March 6: The Ethical and Policy Implications of Artificial Intelligence

Join us for the annual keynote event featuring Professor David Danks, discussing responsible artificial intelligence and all that it entails.

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Winter 2024 Events

Feb. 1, 2024 | 12:30-1:50 p.m.
Workshop Series: Raymond De Vries, “Measuring bioethics: a meditation in five acts”

Feb. 22, 2024 | 11-12:30 p.m. 
Talk: "
Overcoming the Enshittocene: Why Everything is Terrible and What to Do About It" featuring author, activist and journalist Cory Doctorow. Event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Practical Ethics, Halicioğlu Data Science Institute and the Clarke Center for Human Imagination.

March 6, 2024 | 5 p.m.
Annual keynote address featuring David Danks

March 14, 2024 | 12:30-1:50 p.m.
Workshop Series: Laura Menatti (Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Klosterneuburg, Austria)

March 14, 2024 | 1-3 p.m.
Talk: "Controversies and Future of Assisted Reproductive Technologies" featuring  Dr. W. Steven Ward and  Dr. John H. Evans, alongside moderator Dr. Ester Kwon. Event is hosted by Jacobs School of Engineering, in collaboration with Kyoto Prize Symposium.

Some events are by invitation only. Please contact to inquire about a specific event.


Cultivating Conversations Event Series

Hosted by the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program, the Cultivating Conversations monthly event series reviews the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSIs) of health research, aiming to increase awareness of how new technologies can introduce new ethical challenges.

The virtual events are open to UC San Diego community members and collaborators.


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