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Annual International Symposium, March 29-31, 2022

Digital Ethics for a Sustainable Society

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 29

9am CDT: Welcoming remarks from Dr. Margaret Callahan, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Loyola University Chicago

Introduction to the theme: Digital Ethics for a Sustainable Society – Dr. Florence M. Chee (@cheeflo), CDEP Director and Associate Professor of Digital Communication, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Featured speakers (times to be confirmed soon)

  • Dr. Fran Meissner, Assistant Professor of Critical Geodata Studies and Geodata Ethics at the University of Twente, Netherlands “Should we all be ethicists now? Building sustainable urban mobility data ecosystems”
  • Dr. Momin Malik, Senior Data Scientist for AI Ethics at the Mayo Clinic “The technical perspective on ethics: An overview and critique”
  • Mr. Ryan Sorrell, Founder and Executive Editor of The Kansas City Defender “Global Catastrophic Risks: Disinformation, Propaganda and White Supremacy”

*Noon Event: Nature and the Digital World, an Interactive Art, and Play Workshop - Dr. Urooj Raja (@uroojra), CDEP Fellow and Assistant Professor of Environmental Advocacy and Social Change, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Wednesday, March 30

9am CDT: Welcoming remarks from Dr. Hong Cheng, Dean and Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Global and Community Engagement for a Sustainable Society – Dr. Florence M. Chee (@cheeflo), CDEP Director and Associate Professor of Digital Communication, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Featured speakers

  • Dr. Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Assistant Professor of Communication, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, “Media/Data Literacies and the Digital Ethics Gap: An Education-Communication Perspective from Latin America”
  • Dr. Anna Jobin, Senior Researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society (HIIG) (project ShapingAI) and President of the Swiss Federal Media Commission, Switzerland “AI Ethics and Sustainability”
  • Dr. Philippe-André Rodriguez, Deputy Director of the Center for International Digital Policy at Global Affairs Canada, Professor of Practice at McMaster University, Canada “On the unsustainability of “ethics shopping” in industry, country, and civil society”

*Noon Event: Discussion/Workshop: Leading ethics centers and policy in these times? What should success look like? Sustainable visions and challenges ahead – Prof. Jill Geisler (@JillGeisler), Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity and CDEP Advisory Board Member, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Thursday, March 31

9am CDT: Welcoming remarks, TBA

Getting Meta, in Policy and Play – Dr. Florence M. Chee (@cheeflo), CDEP Director and Associate Professor of Digital Communication, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

Featured speakers

  • Ms. Emily Baker-White, Senior Technology Reporter at BuzzFeed News “Meta Wouldn’t Tell Us How It Enforces Its Rules In VR, So We Ran a Test To Find Out”
  • Mr. Michael Karlin, Strategic Policy Lead at the Canadian Digital Service, Canada “The Practice of Digital Policymaking”
  • Dr. Edmond Chang, Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University “Asianfuturist Game Studies and Three Asian (American) Environmental Games: A discussion”
  • Dr. Marc Ouellette, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University “Let’s play something else”: Dissecting the “Fortnite to alt-right pipeline”

*Noon Event: Nature and the Digital World, an Interactive Art, and Play Workshop - Dr. Urooj Raja (@uroojra), CDEP Fellow and Assistant Professor of Environmental Advocacy and Social Change, School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago

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For inquiries, please contact CDEP Director, Dr. Florence M. Chee