Anniversary of the Centre for Ethics
The Centre for Ethics of the University of Tartu will celebrate its 10th anniversary on September 7-9, 2011.
September 7, 2011, 4 pm
Assembly Hall, theMain Building of the University of Tartu
The welcoming speeches will be given by the President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the Minister of Education and Research Prof. Jaak Aaviksoo and the Rector of the University of Tartu Prof. Alar Karis. Also Prof. Toivo Maimets, the Chairman of the board of the Centre for Ethics of the University of Tartu and the Head of the Centre for Ethics Prof. Margit Sutrop will take the floor. The academic lecture #file2# will be given by Prof. Jürgen Mittelstrass.
(A formal reception and the presentation of the jubilee book to follow at 6 pm in the University Art Museum)
International conference "Ethics in Sciences and Society"
September 8-9, 2011, Tartu
The Centre for Ethics of University of Tartu celebrates its 10th jubilee with an international conference titled "Ethics in Sciences and Society" which will view the different aspects of both - theoretical and practical ethics. Almost all the research fields are covered.
On the first day several lectures will be held by the top researchers and scientists of the world and a panel discussion on the topic of teaching ethics in a University will conclude the day.
The second day will focus on Estonia. The presenters are the scientists from the University of Tartu and people from different fields.
The conference is organised by the Centre for Ethics at the University of Tartu in cooperation with the Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics; Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation; the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, Department of Public Health of the University of Tartu, Protocol and International Relations Unit of the University of Tartu, University of Konstanz (DAADOstpartnerschaftsprogramm), the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology of the University of Tartu and the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (National Programme “Value Development in Estonian Society 2009-2013”).
Thursday, September 8/ in English
Venue: Dorpat Conference Centre, Turu 2
9.45-10.00 Prof. Margit Sutrop: Opening of the Conference
10.00–10.45 Prof. Göran Hermerén, University of Lund: “Reaching Consensus in Bioethics: Obstacles and Opportunities”
10.45–11.30 #file6#, University of Tübingen, University of Jena: “#file7#”
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
12.00-12.45 Prof. Michael S. Pritchard, Western Michigan University: “Practical Ethics”
12.45-13.30 Prof. Timo Airaksinen, University of Helsinki: “Liberal Ethics or Conservative Religions?”
13.30-14.15 Lunch Break
14.15-15.00 Prof. Eric Hilgendorf,University of Würzburg: “Internet Criminal Law - Universal Law in Statu Nascendi?”
15.00-15.45 Prof. Elaine E. Englehardt, Utah Valley University: “Ethical Issues in Academic Administration”
15.45-16.15 Coffee Break
16.15-18.00Panel discussion: “How to Teach Ethics to Students from Different Faculties?”
Introductions of programs on teaching ethics across curriculum (chair:Prof. Margit Sutrop)
Prof. Elaine E. Englehardt,Utah Valley University
Prof. Michael S. Pritchard, Western Michigan University
Dr. Anna Kusser, University of Konstanz
Dr. Thomas Potthast, University of Tübingen
Friday, September 9
Venue: Main building of University of Tartu, room 139
(Presentations will be held in the Estonian language)
10.00-10.45 Prof Hele Everaus, Tartu Ülikool „Personaliseeritud meditsiin - kas ka uued probleemid eetikas?”
10.45-11.30 Prof Jaan Sootak, Tartu Ülikool „Eetilised valikud karistusõiguses”
11.30-12.15 Prof Margit Sutrop, Tartu Ülikool ja Katrin Laas-Mikko, MA, Sertifitseerimiskeskus AS „Identiteedi tuvastamisest käitumise jälgimiseni: Eetilistest valikutest biomeetria rakendamisel”
12.45-13.30 Mag Dan Bogdanov, Tartu Ülikool ja Cybernetica AS #file18#
13.30-14.15 Dr Mari Kooskora,Estonian Business School „„Eetika äritegevuses - tasakaalustades eetikat ja kasumlikkust””
14.15-15.00 Dr Aive Pevkur, Tartu Ülikool „Miks advokaat ei pea rääkima tõtt ja miks ametnik ei tohi oma vanaema aidata? Ehk miks professionaalid võivad rikkuda üldkehtivaid moraalinorme?”