Author Meets Critics Series
The Author Meets Critics Series, which launched in fall 2020, is designed to inspire ethics-related dialogue through debate and cross-disciplinary conversation. Each session includes an author presentation, two critiques, an author response, and a question-and-answer session with the audience. These events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 | 2-4 p.m. | online via Zoom
Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society
by Firmin Debrabander
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Meeting ID: 977 6657 0558
Join us as Firmin Debrabander, professor of philosophy at Maryland Institute College of Art, presents his ideas about ethics, privacy, technology, and democracy from his recent book Life After Privacy: Reclaiming Democracy in a Surveillance Society (Cambridge UP). The critics will be Steven Scalet, director of The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, and Christopher Griffin, associate professor of philosophy and associate dean at Northern Arizona University.
Hoffberger Center Hosts Inaugural Author Meets Critics Event
On Nov. 10, 2020, the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics hosted its first-ever Author Meets Critics event, a virtual discussion highlighting McGill University’s Ronald Niezen and his new book, #HumanRights: The Technologies and Politics of Justice Claims in Practice. The critics were UBalt faculty members Joshua Kassner and Ñusta Carranza Ko representing the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Public Affairs, respectively. Co-sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs and the Philosophy, Law, and Ethics undergraduate program, the event drew over 50 attendees. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, executive director of the School of Public and International Affairs, noted that “Professors Niezen, Kassner, and Ko made all of us think in new and deeper ways about human rights issues in the contemporary world.”