The Inaugural Ethics Colloquium

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November 4, 2021
All sessions will be held in GSUB 129

Contact: Dr. Scott O'Connor,

With generous support from Dr, João Sedycias,
Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Schedule from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Time Session Speakers Title
10:00-10:15 a.m.  

Dr. Scott O’Connor
Dr. Sabine Roehr
Dr. Jason Martinek,
Associate Dean

Welcome Remarks
10:15- 10:45 a.m. 1

Dr. Jennifer A. Pax,
Ms. Yulissa Mota,

A Social Work Perspective:
Exploring Ethical Implications for Online Therapy &
Virtual Case Management Post-COVID
10:45-11:15 a.m. 2 Dr. Esther Nir,
Criminal Justice
Stops, Searches, Seizures, and Police Legitimacy

(11:15 to 11:30 a.m.)

Tea, coffee, and cookies

Schedule from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Time Session Speaker Title
11:30-12:00 p.m. 3 Prof. David Simone,
Philosophy & Religion
Is Civility a Virtue?
12:00-12:30 p.m. 4 Dr. Sabine Roehr
Philosophy & Religion
Redemption—An American Love Story

(12:30 to 2:00 p.m.)

Schedule from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Time Session Speaker Title
2:00-2:30 p.m. 5 Dr. Chrysoula Gitsoulis,
Philosophy & Religion
Overcoming the Means Objection to Utilitarianism
2:30-3:00 p.m. 6 Dr. Vishwa Adluri,
Philosophy & Religion
Towards a Pragmatic Social Work Ethics
3:00-3:30 p.m. 7 Dr. Yunus Tuncel,
Philosophy & Religion
Crisper and the Ethics of Genetic Enhancement