November 16th to 18th 2006

8th International Conference on Ethics Across the Curriculum

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire



Aine Donovan

Lisa Newton



The program is divided into three tracks:

  1. Brave New World
  2. The Teaching of Ethics and the Ethics of Teaching
  3. Applied Ethics


All presentations are in the Haldeman Centers Building in room 031 an 041 in the basement level and rooms 124 and 125 on the first floor; the breaks are in the foyer on the first floor. The room number is given in parenthesis after the session title.


Thursday, November 16th

3-6 Registration, Conference Room, Ethics Institute

6 Welcome Reception, Haldeman, 2nd floor

8-10 Symposium on Torture, Kim Skoog (041)


Friday, November 17th

8:30-10 — Registration at the Ethics Institute

8:30-10 — Basics in Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum (124)

Elaine Englehardt (UVSC)

10-10:30 — Introduction (041)


Panel of Presidents:

Ethics and the College President (041)

12-1:15 — Lunch (on your own; restaurant information in welcoming packet)

1:15-2:45 — Concurrent Session I

  1. Brave New World: Nanotechnology (031)
  2. Regulating the Uncertain Potential Catastrophic Risks of Nanotechnology

Todd Johnson (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)

  1. Teaching Ethics, Ethics of Teaching: Dilemmas of College Administration (125)
  2. Educated Warfare: Adversary Relations in the Groves of Academe

Lisa Newton (Fairfield University)

  1. Women in Academic Administration

Elaine Englehardt (Utah Valley State College)

  1. Chairs — Caught in the Middle?

Michael Pritchard (Western Michigan University)

Commentators: Aine Donovan (Dartmouth) and A. David Kline (North Florida)

  1. Applied Ethics: First Principles (124)
  2. The Duty to Lie: An Ethical Imperative?

Randolph Wheeler (Towson University)

  1. Civil Disobedience and the Civil War: Ethics in History

Wade Robison (Rochester Institute of Technology)

2:45-3 — Break

3-4:30 — Concurrent Session II

  1. Brave New World: Genetic Enhancement (125)
  2. Enhancement v. Enhancement

Anja Karnein (Harvard University)

  1. Genetic Enhancement, Future People, Impersonal Harm

Adam Potthast (University of Missouri-Rolla)

  1. Better than Soma?

Steven Weiss (Augusta State University)

  1. Ethics and Teaching: Institutional Reports (What Works) (031)
  2. Assessing Ethics Across the Curriculum: A Tale of a Story Just Begun

Douglas Chismar (Ringling School of Art & Design)

  1. Ethics of Appropriating Evil

Dennis Plaisted (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga)

  1. A Case Study for Teaching Picasso’s Demoiselles D’Avignon

Katharine Conley (Dartmouth College)

  1. Applied Ethics: Professional Ethics (124)
  2. Responsible Conduct of Research: Creation of a Secondary Ethics and Science Curriculum to Encourage, Build, and Support Public Trust

Lee Hand (The Barrie School)

  1. History, Consequences, & Limitations of Civil Responsiblity
  2. Thomas Moran (SUNY-Plattsburgh)

6-6:30 — Reception (cash bar) (Wheelock Room, Hanover Inn)

6:30 — Banquet (Wheelock Room, Hanover Inn)


Saturday, November 18th

8:15-9:30 — Concurrent Session III

  1. Brave New World: Ethics and Technology (124)
  2. I Am Therefore I Think

Annabel Beerel (South New Hampshire University)

  1. When Speed Really Matters, Openness is the Answer

Antonio Martuano (University of Exeter)

  1. Ethics & Education: Designing the Courses (125)
  2. The Siren’s Song of Geo-Syllogistic Ethics

Dan Wueste (Clemson University)

  1. Robot Morals and Human Ethics

Wendell Wallach (Yale University)

  1. Applied Ethics: Bioethics (031)
  2. Wittgenstein and the Language of Abortion

Stephen Satris (Clemson University)

  1. Ethical Issues Facing Social Workers Regarding Organ Transplantation

Parvin Lalehparvaran & Mike Pitts (Grambling State University)

9:30-9:45 — Break

9:45-11 — Concurrent Session IV

  1. Brave New World: Computers (125)
  2. Growth and Training Impact in IT: A Measure of Ethical Reasoning

Belle Woodward (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)

  1. Ethics in and around Software & Nano Multiagent Systems

Jeff Burchner (Rutgers University)

  1. Is the Major Obstacle to Machine Ethics Ethical, Epistemological, or Metaphysical?

James Moore (Dartmouth College)

  1. Ethics and Teaching: Asian Contributions (031)
  2. Ethics as Awareness: Shuang Zi as a Supplement to Ethics Courses in the Undergraduate Curriculum

Peter Meidlinger (Drury University)

  1. Using Confucius to Talk about Social Justice

Chris Panza (Drury University)

  1. Applied Ethics: Business Ethics (124)
  2. Conflict in the Management of Policy and Action

Christos Papoutsy (Christos & Mary Papoutsy Ethics Foundation)

  1. Intergenerational Logocentric Social Ecology

Steven Scales (Towson University)


Keynote Address (041)

Ronald Green

12:30-1:30 — Lunch on own


Walking tour of the Jose Climente Orozco murals. Meet in the foyer of Haldeman at 1:45 for the short walk to the murals in the basement of the Baker-Berry Library. Professor Mary Coffey, Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College, will lead the tour.

3-4:30 — Concurrent Session V

  1. Brave New World: “Cutting Edge Technology: Embrace, Reject, or Regulate?” (041)
  2. Ethical Challenges from Cutting Edge Technology

Wendell Wallach (Yale University)

  1. the Case for Embracing the New Technology
  2. Hughes (Trinity College), President, Trans-Humanist Association
  3. The Impact that Cutting Edge Technologies Will Have on the Law and Public Policy and Vice Versa

Linda MacDonald Glenn (Alden March Bioethics Institute, Vermont College of Nursing)

  1. Turning Fear into Public Policy

Phil Rubin (Director, Haskins Laboratory)

  1. Ethics and Teaching: Innovations in Teaching Ethics (125)
  2. Teaching Ethical Issues and Perspectives on Globalization and Citizenship

Rodric Owen (Mary Baldwin College)

  1. Le Prince de Beaumont: “La Belle” Philosophe of the Enlightenment

Peggy Schaller (Florida Atlantic University)

  1. Applied Ethics: Ethics and Law (124)
  2. Is Police Loyalty, in the Blue Wall of Silence, “Perfectly Understandable”?

Nick Braune (South Texas College)

  1. Ethics Across the Curriculum in an Integrated Science and Technology Program

David McGraw (James Madison University)

  1. A Pilgrim’s Guide to Stem Cell Research: Sorting out the Religious Rhetoric over the use of Embryonic Stem Cells for Therapeutic Applications

Kim Skoog (University of Guam)

4:30-4:45 — Break

4:45-6 — Concurrent Session VI

  1. Brave New World: Genetic Enhancement II (125)
  2. Giftedness, Humility, and Genetic Enhancement
  3. David Kline (University of North Florida)
  4. the End of Postmodernity? Genetic Technology and Philosophy of Self

David Keller (Utah Valley State College)

6-7 — Closing Comments