program deals with risks and responsibilities relating to research into
technologies that combine with or add to existing technologies, including
ethical issues in bio/nanotechnology, computing and IT.
This program will conduct research in relation to a range of interconnected ethical issues in the public health domain.
This program examines a
range of issues in environmental ethics, including ethical issues related to
existing and potential anthropogenic climate change.
This program focuses on a number of central ethical issues arising in the economic sphere, including corporate responsibility and economic corruption.
This program focuses on the ethical
dimensions of a range of current domestic and international security problems,
including ethical issues pertaining to terrorism, crime, and humanitarian
Professor Seumas Miller
Institutional Corruption and The Capital Markets
Fixing the Fix - Benchmark Reform and the Future of Financial Regulation
Designing-in-Ethics: A Compulsary Retirement Savings System
Dr Stephen Clarke
On Religious Violence, ABC Western Plains
'Mornings', radio interview
Past media events
Professor John Weckert (retired)
IT and Nanotechnology: Ethics of Emergent Technology
Telephone +61 (02) 6272 6284
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BA(Hons), MA, Dip CompSc, PhD
John Weckert researches mainly in the areas of
ethics and new technologies, concentrating on information and communication
technology and nanotechnology. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal
Nanoethics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale. He
currently holds an ARC Linkage grant with the Australian Computer Society on
ethics and regulation in the ICT industry and a National Science Foundation (US)
grant on nanotechnology and human enhancement.
John retired in 2013 but is still active with CAPPE.
Fields of special interest
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Methods for Ethically Assessing Emergent Technologies
- Philosophy of Technology