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Exploring Ethics—Should we use genetically engineered plants to help mitigate climate change?
Jan 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Exploring Ethics—Should we use genetically engineered plants to help mitigate climate change?

The Center for Ethics in Science & Technology brings the public and scientists together to explore how science can best serve society. Through forums, projects, and resources, the Center gives all stakeholders an opportunity to share perspectives on the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology.

Jan 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Oceanids Sounding Board:  Roundtable Discussion with ArtPower’s Jordan Peimer

Sounding Board starts the New Year with a surprise event at the Faculty Club: a performing arts roundtable discussion led by Executive Director for ArtPower at UC San Diego, Jordan Peimer.

Dr. Richard Granger from Dartmouth College
Jan 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Dr. Richard Granger from Dartmouth College

Dr. Richard Granger from Dartmouth College will be presenting on the “Principles of Brain Design.”

After Deportation: The Case of Afghan Deportees
Jan 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

After Deportation: The Case of Afghan Deportees

Invited guest speaker Shahram Khosravi, Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, author of Young and Defiant in Tehran, “Illegal” Traveller: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders, and Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran

Inside Innovation: Larry Frank
Jan 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Inside Innovation: Larry Frank

Inside Innovation is a presentation series featuring the latest innovative technologies developed by UC San Diego researchers. Get an inside look at what is happening in the labs, explore commercialization opportunities and inquire about licensing.

Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series
Jan 17, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series

The UC San Diego Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series meets to discuss selected ethics topics. This months topic is “Putting ‘Race’ on the Table: Voicing and Silencing Race and Ethnicity in News Coverage of Health and Medicine.”

U.S.-Cuba Ties: A Thaw, Revisited
Jan 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm

U.S.-Cuba Ties: A Thaw, Revisited

Join a panel of experts who will discuss how new constraints leaves room for debate on how they will affect the future relationship between the two countries.

Center for Hellenic Studies Lecture: Were Barbarians Barbaric? The View from Greece
Jan 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Center for Hellenic Studies Lecture: Were Barbarians Barbaric? The View from Greece

Join us for a lecture hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies featuring Professor Erich Gruen from the University of California, Berkeley. His lecture attempts to elicit how the term “barbarian” was understood in the Hellenic world.

Mexico’s 2018 Presidential Elections: Questions to be Answered
Jan 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Mexico’s 2018 Presidential Elections: Questions to be Answered

Mexicans will head to the polls on July 1. Harvard University Professor Jorge Dominguez will discuss plus the extraordinary number of offices on next year’s ballot and how the coming elections will be unique due to a number of unprecedented factors.

Tough Cases
Jan 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Tough Cases

The Tough Cases ethics discussion series providing opportunity to increase awareness of, and sensitivity to, ethical issues. This month the topic is Discharging Patients with No Where to Go.

Curbing Inequality
Jan 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Curbing Inequality

Eduardo Porter, economic scene columnist at The New York Times and CGT Pacific Leadership Fellow, will discuss the power and limits of redistribution and assess other tools to mitigate inequality in market incomes.

Startups & Pizza: Source Funding for NewCo
Jan 25, 2018 at 11:30 am

Startups & Pizza: Source Funding for NewCo

UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Commercialization is partnering with Dentons and Tiber Creek on a seminar series on what you need to know about forming a startup company.

Sokwanlok Lecture: Infrastructure Investment as a Development Strategy
Jan 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Sokwanlok Lecture: Infrastructure Investment as a Development Strategy

China’s model of state-led development differs from both Western approaches and from its East Asian neighbors’ industrial policies by focusing solely on infrastructure investment. Francis Fukuyama will explore this issue.

Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Jan 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will be presenting on the “Tests of two key predictions of the hypothesis that dopamine transients serve as a cached-value error-signaling system for learning>”

Should we ask terminally ill patients infected with HIV to donate their bodies to science?
Feb 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Should we ask terminally ill patients infected with HIV to donate their bodies to science?

The Last Gift study aims to understand where and how HIV hides in the human body when a person with HIV is taking HIV medications.