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"Professional Ethics"

February 17, 2018 @ Johns Hopkins University

Charles Commons, 2nd Floor Conference Center

We invite you to connect with fellow students, alumni, faculty, and staff of JHU at the 2nd annual Symposium on Christian Faith, Reason, and Vocation. This year, we will be exploring the intersection of the Christian faith with emerging ethical questions in various professions. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nigel Cameron, president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, will give the keynote talk titled "Can We Stay Human in the Digital Age?" The keynote will be followed by panels diving deeper into the implications of Christianity for ethical questions in a wide range of disciplines and career fields. A more detailed program is given below.

IMPORTANT: We will serve a catered lunch for continuing conversations, so please RSVP in advance of the event!

In addition to the generosity of individual donors, this event is made possible by partial support from a JHU Alumni Association Student Grant, as well as grants from the JHU Graduate Representative Organization and JHU School of Public Health Student Assembly.


2018 Program

Keynote Address -- "Can We Stay Human in the Digital Age?"

Hear from Dr. Nigel Cameron, president emeritus of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, as he explores the ethical and societal questions surrounding automation, artificial intelligence, and our digital world.

Topical Ethics Panels

Dive deeper into discipline-specific ethical questions in one of three break-out panels.

  • Medicine
  • Business
  • Education

Networking Lunch

Connect with other JHU students, alumni, faculty, and affiliates over a catered lunch!

Parallel Interviews

  1. Get to know Professor Marie Nolan, Executive Vice Dean of the JHU School of Nursing, as she examines decision making in critical illness and end-of-life care.
  2. Join the conversation about environmental ethics with JHU Earth & Planetary Sciences Professor Anand Gnanadeskian.

Interdisciplinary Wrap-up Panel -- "Living Out Our Ethics"

Close out the day with Nigel Cameron and various panelists.





As an influential bioethicist, Dr. Nigel Cameron has served in diverse roles including Distinguished Professor of Theology and Culture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Professor and Associate Dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law in the Illinois Institute of Technology, bioethics advisor on US delegations to the United Nation, and chair of the board of the Center for Bioethics in the Church. He is the author of many books including Will Robots Take Your Job? and How to be a Christian in a Brave New World (co-authored with Joni Eareckson Tada). He also co-edited Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy with Charles Colson.

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The event is sponsored by the 8:32 Society, in partnership with the Hopkins Dialectic Journal, the Public Health Christian Fellowship, the Graduate Christian Fellowship, and the Thomistic Institute.

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