Presentations - International Ethics Summit

International
Ethics
Summit

December 4-6, 2016

Morality in the Global Era: Theory, Policy, and Praxis

​The topic of ethics and its status in a postmodern, globalized world has become central in numerous fields of interest, academic disciplines, and of course in everyday life. Questions about the heritage of modernity, about the applied dimensions of ethics in many facets of human life have influenced the division of knowledge and have profoundly marked the way human individuals relate to themselves and to their communities of interest. From political life to art and culture, from health issues to  development strategies, from war and culture to religion and lifestyle,  everything human is infused by ethical concerns.

 

The primary objective of this 3-day international summit is to explore the question: what does it mean to be moral in the global era? It brings  together scholars, professionals and industry leaders from engineering  and local industry, healthcare sector, politics, economics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, development studies, law, art, journalism and other disciplines. The organizers hope that the summit will prove to be the beginning of a regular forum where diverse viewpoints on ideologies, theories and practices are presented in a creative manner, one which is both other-seeking as well as dialogic. The summit will attempt to develop a multi-disciplinary and global framework for engaging with questions of morality/ immorality/ amorality and rethink their meaning by delineating the moral conundrums which individuals face in the global era.

Keynote Speakers
 

Dr. Melissa S. Williams

Professor of Political Science

Founding Director Center of Ethics

University of Toronto, Canada

Senior Visiting Scholar

ASH Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard

University, USA

Dr. Joshua Mitchell

Professor of Government

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. & Doha

Former Acting Chancellor of The American University

of Iraq - Sulaimani

Dr. Liviu Papadima

Professor of Literature

Vice-Rector, University of Bucharest, Romania

Former Dean of the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest

Conference Themes and Papers
 Higher Education in a Globalized World

Chair

Dr. Vijay Panchang, Mechanical Engineering, TAMUQ

 Ethics and Humanitarian Action

Chair

Dr. Andrej Zwitter, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

 Destruction by Neglect: On the heritage that could have been

Chair

Dr. Trinidad Rico, Texas A&M University at Qatar

 Meaningful Language and Engineering Ethics

Chair

Dr. Sara R. Jordan, Virginia Tech, USA

 Engineering Ethics in a Globalized World

Chair

Dr. Phillip W. Gray, Texas A&M University at Qatar

 Judicial Rules and Constraints in Comparative Perspective

Chair

Dr. James R. Rogers, Texas A&M University at Qatar

 Decolonizing Ethics in Education and Social Science Research

Chair

Dr. M. Ayaz Naseem, Concordia University, Canada

 The Ethics of Knowledge Production and Dissemination in the Gulf

Chair

Dr. Imad Mansour, Qatar University, Qatar

 Ethical Considerations in Language and STEM Education

Chair

Dr. Zohreh Eslami, Texas A&M University at Qatar

 Ethical Considerations in Language and STEM Education

Chair

Dr. Zohreh Eslami, Texas A&M University at Qatar

 Ethical Approaches: Ancient and Modern

Chair

Dr. Mihaela Miroiu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

 Ethics of Data Analysis and International Affairs

Chair

Dr. Andrej Zwitter, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

 Ethics, Law, Justice and the Indigenous People

Chair

Dr. Mark van de Logt, Texas A&M University at Qatar

 Business, Academia, Science and Ethics: Who Owns What?

Chair

Dr. Edward Brothers, Texas A&M University at Qatar

 Ethics in International Development and Environmental Regimes

Chair

Dr. Kevin Gray, American University Sharjah, UAE

Dilemmas of Contemporary Humanities

Chair

Dr. Christina Kkona, University of Paris 7 - Diderot, France

 Intellectuals in the Public Space: Ethical Issues

Chair

Dr. Liviu Papadima, University of Bucharest, Romania

Organizing Committee
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Dr. Hassan Bashir, Liberal Arts, Conference Chair
Dr. Edward Brothers, Science Program
Dr. Eyad Masad, Vice Dean
Dr. James R. Rogers, Liberal Arts
Dr. Mark van de Logt, Liberal Arts
Dr. Phillip W. Gray, Liberal Arts
Dr. Trinidad Rico, Liberal Arts
Dr. Vijay Panchang, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Zohreh Eslami, Liberal Arts
International
Dr. Andrej Zwitter, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Dr. Oana Dubalaru, University of Bucharest, Romania