The Ethics Bootcamp is designed to encourage us to pause and think through the ethical implications of engagement in our rapidly changing world and allow us to think critically and reﬂectively about our engagements in diﬀerent sectors, spheres, and contexts.
Traditionally, considerations of the “Rules of Engagement” were limited to the sphere of the military across the globe. Military leaders and servicemen attempted to think through the ethics of interfacing with other cultures, peoples, and countries – usually in the context of war. But today,we ﬁnd ourselves engaging with other peoples, places, companies, technologies, and research across the globe without thinking through what the politics of these engagements are. What are the ethics of engaging in dialogue or trade globally when power dynamics are so diﬀerent? What considerations need to be taken into account when conducting research with other people? How can we understand the ethics of deploying certain technologies – such as Blockchain and Artiﬁcial Intelligence – when technological developments are taking place at such a rapid pace that there is often no time to pause and think about ethical consequences?
In addition to covering readings and theories, we will engage in role playing, hands on exercises, and simulations to help participants work through some of the challenges they may face in these arenas.