Presentations

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upcoming

“Global Health Emergencies and Injustice-Sensitive Foresight Methods” paper presentation within the “Vulnerability and Justice in Global Health Emergencies: Developing Future Ethical Models” panel (with Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra,  Ryoa Chung, Lisa Eckenwiler, and Verina Wild). Meeting of the International Association of Bioethics, Bengaluru, India, December 3-7, 2018.

“Vulnerability and Justice in Global Health Emergencies: Developing Future Ethical Models in a Context of Uncertainty” Panel with Lisa Eckenwiler and Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, Presentation on the role of Futures Studies. Annual Meeting of ASBH, Anaheim, CA, October 19, 2018.

Past

“Questioning Long-Term Global Food Futures Studies: A Systematic, Empirical, and Normative Approach.” 14th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe 2018), Vienna, Austria, June 13-16, 2018.

“How do We Get from Now to Then? On the Merits and Limits of Explanatory Pluralism in Future Scenarios.”  “Grappling with the Futures: Insights from Philosophy, History, and Science, Technology and Society” Symposium. Harvard University, April 29, 2018. Invited speaker.

 

"Introductory Address." “Grappling with the Futures: Insights from Philosophy, History, and Science, Technology and Society” Symposium. Harvard University, April 29, 2018. Co-organizer of the event.

 

"Cones, Spider Webs, and Teddy Bears: Philosophical Reflections on Topologies of the Future and the Concept of Plausibility." 4S (Society for the Social Study of Science) Annual Meeting), Boston, August 31, 2017.

 

"Changing Social Norms: Bicchieri and Sunstein on Mechanisms and Ethics." Workshop led by Yashar Saghai, with Marcel Verweij (Wageningen University) and Mariëtte van den Hoven (Utrecht University), for the "Wink: The Nudge Conference." University of Utrecht, June 24, 2017.

 

"Imagining Alternative Futures for Food Systems and the Environment". Workshop organized by the Wageningen University and Research Department of Social Sciences (Philosophy Group and Public Administration Policy Group), with Cor van der Weele and Henk van den Belt, Wageningen University, Netherlands, June 20, 2017.

 

"Exploring the Futures of Food Systems: Imagination and the Selection of Plausible Futures." Philosophy Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands, June 19, 2017. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"Cones, Spider Webs, and Teddy Bears: Philosophical Reflections on Topologies of the Futures and the Concept of Plausibility." World Futures Studies Federation Annual Meeting (Philosophy of Foresight Panel, organizer), Jondal, Norway, June 9, 2017.

 

"Defensive Thinking: Psychological Barriers to Accepting Food Futures." Joint presentation with Magda Osman, World Futures Studies Federation Annual Meeting (Food Futures Panel, organizer and Chair), Jondal, Norway, June 8, 2017.

 

"Ethics and Global Food Futures: Mapping the Terrain." Invited speaker, Stanley N. Gershoff Symposium (Theme: "Next Generation Food Production"), Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, March 31, 2017. Video available here: https://vimeo.com/groups/461677/videos/213224349.

 

"The Ethics of Health Policy Decision-Making for the Proper Balance of Prevention and Treatment Using Marginal Cost-Effectiveness Analyses." Panel with Halley Faust and Nir Eyal. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Washington, DC, October 7, 2016.

 

"From Research to Action: The Scalability and Generalizability Problem in Evidence-based Behavioral Economics Health Policy." International Conference on Thinking. Symposium in Honor of Cass Sunstein. Brown University, Providence, RI, August 4, 2016. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"Building an Innovative Research Agenda for Global Food Ethics." Meeting of the International Association of Bioethics, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 15-17, 2016. Poster presentation.

 

"Global Bioethics, Human Rights, and the Demands of the Transitional Food Sovereignty Movement." Meeting of the International Association of Bioethics, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 15-17, 2016. Poster presentation.

 

"Anticipating the Futures of Food Systems: Ethical and Political Issues." 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Bioethics Fellows Symposium, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA, April 28, 2016. 

 

"Ethical Challenges in Scenarios of Global Food Supply, Demand, and Markets." The Berman Institute of Bioethics Fall Research Retreat. Baltimore, MD, April 7, 2016.

 

"Ethics of Consumption of Animal Source Foods in High-, Middle-, and Low-Income Countries." Joint presentation with Anne Barnhill (U Penn), Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Chicago, IL, March 4, 2016.

 

"Embedded Health and Wellness Nudges in the Workplace: From Libertarian Paternalism to Workplace Democracy." Annual Meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Washington, DC, February 27, 2016.

 

"The 7 by 5 Agenda for Ethics and Global Food Security." Roundtable with Anne Barnhill (U Penn) and Sylvie Brouder (Purdue University). Annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, Pittsburgh, PA, June 27, 2015.

 

"Embedded Health and Wellness Nudges in the Workplace: From Libertarian Paternalism to Workplace Democracy." "Ethical Issues of Nudges" Panel with Nir Eyal and Halley Faust. Annual Meeting of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Health, Baltimore, MD, May 3, 2015.

 

"Seeking Global Food Justice: The '7 by 5 Agenda for Ethics and Global Food Security: 7 Projects to Make Progress on Ethics and Food Security in 5 Years.'" 3rd Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium, Yale Law School. New Haven, CT, October 30, 2015. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"Why Natural Duties Do Not Matter for Estlund's Justification of the Duty to Obey Political Authorities: A Reply to Nick Frank's 'Against Normative Consent'." Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division. Philadelphia, PA, December 30, 2014.

 

"Global Food Ethics Project." Joint presentation with Ruth Faden and Sara Glass. The Berman Institute of Bioethics Fall Research Retreat. Baltimore, MD, December 14, 2014.

 

"Embedded Health and Wellness Nudges in the Workplace: From Libertarian Paternalism to Workplace Democracy." Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. San Diego, CA, October 18, 2014.

 

"Public Health Nudges and the Principle of the Least Restrictive Alternative." Annual Conference of the Petrie-Flom Center ("Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy"), Harvard Law School. Boston, MA, May 2, 2014. Video available here:  https://vimeo.com/97550187. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"On the Ethics of Implementing Health Nudge Policies When Confidence Level in their Effectiveness is Low." The Berman Institute of Bioethics Fall Research Retreat. Baltimore, MD, December 12, 2013.

 

 "The Ethics of Nudging and the Architecture of the Mind." "Brain Matters 3: Values at the Crossroads of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology" Conference. Neuroethics Program at Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland, OH, October 24, 2012.

 

 "Salvaging the Concept of Nudge." International Association of Bioethics Congress pre-meeting Symposium ("Regulating Bodies and Influencing Health: Nudges, Incentives and Public Policy"). Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 26, 2012. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"Nudging and the Political Morality of Food Policy." Greenwall Postdoctoral Seminar, The Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, MD, January 23, 2012. ***Invited Speaker***

 

 "Between Prod and Persuasion: Inquiry into the Nature and Justification of Health Nudges." Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Chicago, IL, October 24, 2011. Poster presentation.

 

 "The Democratic Legitimacy of Public Health and Health Policy." Three Rivers Philosophy Conference, University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC, April 2, 2011.

 

"What's a Health Nudge?" James Martin Advanced Research Seminar, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford. Oxford, UK, May 25, 2011. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"In Search of a Welfare Criterion for Public Health Nudges." Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. San Diego, CA, October 23, 2010.

 

"In Search of a Welfare Criterion for Public Health Nudges." Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Ethics, University of Oxford. Oxford, UK, July 3, 2010.

 

"Cognitive Biases and Patients' Welfare: Facing the Libertarian Paternalist's Conundrum." Bioethics Speakers Series, Peter Ubel Symposium, Georgetown University. Washington, DC, November 23, 2009. ***Host, Speaker, and Organizer***

 

"Le paternalisme libertarien et l'éthique des choix par défaut." Annual Meeting of La Société de Philosophie des Sciences. Paris, France, November 13, 2009.

 

"Libertarian Paternalism and the Ethics of Default Setting." Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities .Washington, DC, October 17, 2009.

 

"Marx." Political and Social Thought course (Mark Murphy), School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Washington, DC, April 9 and 14, 2008. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"La légitimité de la méritocratie en question." Graduate Ethics Seminar, Faculté de Théologie Protestante de Paris. Paris, France, April 15, 2005. ***Invited Speaker***

 

"A qui revient la décision médicale? Réflexions sur la communication entre médecins et patients," invited lecturer, Graduate Ethics Seminar, Faculté de Théologie Protestante de Paris. Paris, France, March 10, 2003. ***Invited Speaker***