Nanotechnology, Ethics, and Policy

CIC nanoGUNE Seminars

Carl Mitcham, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, U. Colorado, USA
nanoGUNE seminar room, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, Donostia - San Sebastian
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Nanotechnology, Ethics, and Policy An overview of the development of nanotechnology ethics and policy research - including discussion of future prospects for this interdisciplinary work, which has become a crucial component of nanoscience and technology. Includes a brief report on a current educational initiative at the Colorado School of Mines and connections with UPV Carl Mitcham is Professor of Liberal Arts and International Studies at the Colorado School of Mines, where he is the Director of the Hennebach Program for the Humanities. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Science & Technology Policy Research of the University of Colorado and occupies the Hans Jonas Chair at the European Graduate School (Saas Fee, Switzerland). **Professor Mitcham is one of the leading American philosophers of technology with a focus on the ethics of science, technology and medicine.** Prof. Mitcham earned degrees from the University of Colorado (BA, MA) and Fordham University (PhD) and has held faculty appointments previously at Berea College (Kentucky), St. Catharine College (Kentucky), Brooklyn Polytechnic University, and Pennsylvania State University. He has also served in visiting positions at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (1988), Universidad de Oviedo (1993), the Universities of Tilburg and Twente, Netherlands (1998), and as Fulbright Professor at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, (2003-2004). He is a lecturer of the _Master in Philosophy, Science, and Values_ run by the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science of the UPV/EHU. He is the author of several books including: _Bibliography of the Philosophy of Technology_ , with Robert Mackey (1973); _Thinking Through Technology: The Path between Engineering and Philosophy_ (1994); _Research in Philosophy and Technology: Social and Philosophical Constructions of Technology_ (1995); _Engineer's Toolkit: Engineering Ethics_ , with R. Shannon Duval (2000); _La ética en la profesión del ingeniero: Ingeniería y ciudadananía_ , with Marcos García de la Huerta (2001); _Technology and Religion: Oppositions, Sympathies, Transformations_ (2008); and _Science, Technology, and Ethics: An Introduction_. He is the author of more than 70 ISI publications and a member of the editorial board of some of the most prestigious journals in the field. Prof. Mitcham was awarded the World Technology Network Award for Ethics in November of 2006 and has also received the Doctor "Honoris Causa" by the Valencian International University (Spain).