Lincoln Applied Ethics Lecture. "Information Technology and the Fall of the American Republic" Presented by Braden Allenby
Braden Allenby is the Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and President’s Professor of Engineering, and of Law, at Arizona State University. He holds a BA from Yale University, an MA (econ) and JD from the University of Virginia and an MS and PhD in environmental science from Rutgers University. Dr. Allenby's principal areas of teaching and research are design for environment; earth systems engineering and management; industrial ecology; technological evolution; and the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technology, and cognitive sciences. Dr. Allenby entered academia after a 20-year career as senior environmental counsel, research vice president for technology and environment, and environment, health and safety vice president for AT&T. He teaches courses in engineering and ethics, earth systems engineering and management, industrial ecology, and design for sustainability. His current research investigates ethical and social dimensions of emerging technologies; earth systems engineering and management, especially in regard to information and communication technologies; transhumanism; and development of sustainable engineering theory and curricular materials. This program is made possible by "The Lincoln Applied Ethics Series" funded by the David and Joan Lincoln Family Fund for Applied Ethics.