Scientists as activists, human rights, and ethics with Don Howard
My Nuclear LifeSeptember 15, 2021
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Scientists as activists, human rights, and ethics with Don Howard

Shelly Lesher
This episode features Don Howard, a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame with an interest in the ethics of emerging technologies. Shelly & Don explore the ethical considerations behind the Manhattan Project and building the H-bomb, and discuss question such as: Should scientists use their expertise to be involved in politics? What is the moral obligation to one’s work? How are scientists involved in human rights work? and more. Don also shares his moving experiences as a child during the Cold War.
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