CENTER FOR ETHICS AND THE RULE OF LAW​

Ethical Challenges in the Development of New Weaponry

3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia

 The symposium will address four domains of new weaponry development: cybersecurity and artificial intelligence   (AI); biological and chemical convergence; biological enhancements and genetics; and nanotechnology. Panels 
 will consist of lawyers, ethicists, scientists, military and government service practitioners, technologists, and the   private sector. Panelists will address the risks that new weaponry will used for malign purposes; the relative
ease   with which weaponry may be acquired, the adequacy of current regulatory measures, the need for new or better oversight, the relationship between military requirements and private sector innovation, and the need to identify and
resolve important ethical and legal issues prior to full scale development and deployment of new weaponries.

 There will be a public keynote address by Gen. Joseph L. Votel, retired four-star general in
the United States Army   and former commander of United States Central Command and commander of the United States Special   Operations Command. The keynote is entitled “A Warfighter’s Perspective on the Challenge of Future
Weaponry.” 

  
 

 

 

Watch the Morning Sessions
Watch the Afternoon Sessions
Watch the Keynote Address  

 

September 17, 2019                             

 CERL Book
Talk 
—  Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of   Alternative Facts 
 by David McCraw

 In a one-on-one discussion with CERL faculty director Professor Claire Finkelstein, David McCraw, deputy general   counsel of The New York Times, will talk about the challenges and dangers that today’s media companies and 
 journalists face, including President Trump and his administration, through his experiences as a top newsroom lawyer   at The New York Times for 17 years. 

 

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