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Decision in R.I. Right to Civics Case

November 9, 2020

Former Fellow-in-Residence, Michael Rebell, has shared a long-awaited decision in R.I. case about the right to civics education. The press release follows, and the full 55-page court decision is attached below. 

Rhode Island District Court Reluctantly Dismisses Suit Seeking to Establish Federal Constitutional Right to a Civic Education

Plaintiffs will appeal, saying the decision gives them a road map to the First Circuit

New York, NY -- Judge William Smith of the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island today issued his long-awaited decision in...

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Embedded EthiCS Featured in the Harvard Gazette

October 19, 2020
The Embedded EthiCS program is featured in the Harvard Gazette in part one of a four-part series on the positives and negatives of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Many of our community members are featured in the article, including facutly members Allison Simmons, Jeffrey Behrends, Barbara Grosz, and Mathias Risse. You can also take a closer look at the ethics modules developed by graduate students Cat Wade, Diana Acosta Navas, and David Gray Grant. You can... Read more about Embedded EthiCS Featured in the Harvard Gazette

New Article from Frances Kamm

September 29, 2020
The lecture that Frances Kamm delivered in March 2019 has been published. "The Use and Abuse of the Trolley Problem: Self-Driving Cars, Medical Treatments, and the Distribution of Harm" can be found in AI and Ethics, edited by S. Matthew Liao (Oxford University Press, 2020).

New Dædalus Issue Witnessing Climate Change: Personal Narratives, Professional Expertise

September 22, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA — (See Dædalus online) The many and varied dangers of climate change propel scientists, doctors, public health experts, social scientists, lawyers, journalists, business consultants, and military officers to speak out from the vantage point of their specialized knowledge. We call them witnessing professionals. The Fall 2020 issue of Dædalus on “Witnessing Climate Change,” guest edited by Nancy...

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