University of Pittsburgh
January 30, 2001

PITT'S GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TO OFFER SECOND LECTURE ON ETHICS & ACCOUNTABILITY Topic to explore human fallibility and dangerous technologies

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 31 -- The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh will present the second in a series of lectures dealing with ethics and accountability when it presents, "Risking It All: The Ethical Dilemma Posed by Human Fallibility and Dangerous Technologies," at 4 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 8, in Room 2K56 of Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street on the Pitt campus.

Speaking on this issue will be Lloyd J. Dumas, professor of political economy at the University of Texas at Dallas, and the discussant will be Indira Nair, vice provost for education at Carnegie Mellon University.

The lecture series is part of a two-year pilot program on Ethics and Accountability in Public and Nonprofit Organizations funded by LaVonne and Glen Johnson. LaVonne Johnson earned her master's degree in public administration from GSPIA in 1980. Besides the lecture series, the program will include a regional conference on ethics and accountability and an international conference on policy and research issues related to ethics, accountability, and social responsibility in the public sector.

The remaining lectures include:

March 29

Title: Ethical Challenges of the Genetic Age

Speaker:

- Allan Buchanan, professor of philosophy, University of Arizona

April 11

Title: The Politics of Transparency: Openness and Accountability in Multinational and Supranational Organizations

Speaker:

- Ann Florini, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for

International Peace

The lectures, which include a reception at 6 p.m., are free and open to the public, but are reservations are required. For more information, or to register, call

412-648-2204 or e-mail gspialum+@pitt.edu.

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