Chulalongkorn University Intensive Environmental Ethics and Ethics of Science and Technology Conference

Call for Papers and Participation
June 14 – June 19

Chulalongkorn University

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Topics: Sessions on Bioethics, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Peace, Disaster Resilience, Environmental Ethics, Ethics of Science and Technology, Nanoethics, Infoethics, Policy-making, Paper and thesis writing, public health – all in a cross cultural approach. The Workshop counts as 3 credit hours for American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN) Masters or PhD degree or Certificate courses. AUSN is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) upholding the principles of the UN Charter through theory and action. Participants will receive mentoring on their research and career goals.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Prof. John Weckert, Editor Nanoethics; Charles Sturt University, Australia
• Prof. Darryl Macer, New Zealand; President, American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN)
• Prof. Soraj Hongladarom, Director, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; AUSN
• Prof. M. Selvanayagam, President, All India Association of Bioethics
• Mr. Leonard H. Le Blanc III, USA; Senior Research Fellow, AUSN
• Dr. Rowena Zollo, Bicol University, the Philippines
• Prof. Taro Mochizuki, Director, ASEAN Centre for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University; Thailand
• Mrs. Lana A. Issa Al-Shareeda le Blanc, Iraq; Senior Research Fellow, AUSN
• Prof. Chutatip Umavijani, Thammasat University and AUSN Visiting Professor, Thailand
• Prof. Yingyong Paisooksantivatana, AUSN Visiting Professor in Horticulture and Rural Development
• Ms. Ananya Tritipthumrongchok, General Manager, Thailand
• Ms. Shan Ni, China
• Dr. Tonmoy Biswas, Bangladesh
• Mr. Andrew Bosworth, Canada
• Dr. Osama Rajkhan, UN ESCAP, Saudi Arabia
• Prof Jasdev Rai, UK
• Dr. Fariha Haseen, Bangladesh
• Dr. Nazneen Akhtar, Bang;adesh

(Draft Agenda of 23 May 2016)
Monday 13 June
Check into Accommodation – I Residence Hotel Silom, Address: 93 Narathivas Rachanakarin Road , Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Tel: +66 2 2679700-3 http://silom.iresidencehotel.com/

Tuesday 14 June
(Venue: Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, Chulalongkorn University)
(7:50 Depart Hotel Lobby, Travel by BTS to Siam and walk on Henry Dunant Road)
8:30 Registration
9:00 Session 1: Ethics of Science and Technology
9:00 Self Introductions by all participants
9:15 International Consensus on Standards for, and Regulation of, Science and Technology
– Prof. Darryl Macer, New Zealand; President, American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN)
10:15 Ethics for the Digital Age and Information Technology
– Prof. Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; AUSN Visiting Professor of Ethics of Science and Technology and Philosophy
11:15 Nanoethics
– Prof. John Weckert, Editor, Nanoethics; Charles Sturt University, Australia; AUSN Visiting Professor of Applied Ethics and Ethics of Science and Technology

12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:20-15:15 Session 2: Ethics in the Digital Age
Ethics and Trends in Digital Imaging
– Ms. Tayebeh Kharestani, Youth Peace Ambassador, Iran
Ethics and Trends in Developing Software Apps
– Mr. Rishad Raihan, Youth Looking Beyond Disaster Ambassador, Bangladesh
Discussion on Approach Information Ethics by Faculty and all Participants

15:30 – 17:30 Session 3: Public Health and Social Progress
Ethical Aspects of Cervical Cancer – Dr. Fariha Haseen, Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh
United Nations Approaches to Curbing Undue Influence – Dr. Osama Rajkhan, UN ESCAP, Saudi Arabia
Discussion by all Participants
18:00 Evening dinner and boat ride on the Chao Priya river

Wednesday 15 June 2016 (Venue: Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, Chulalongkorn University)
9:00 – 12:00 Session 4: Environmental Ethics and Sustainable Development
9:00-10:30 Living well with nature and technology
– Prof. John Weckert, Charles Sturt University, Australia; AUSN Visiting Professor of Applied Ethics and Ethics of Science and Technology
10:45-11:15 Sustainable Development of the Palm Oil Industry in Thailand and the Philippines
– Dr. Agnes C. Sequino, Director, Center for Policy Research and Development Studies, University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City, the Philippines
11:15 – 11:45 The ethics of biotechnology and food security
– Prof. M. Selvanayagam, President, All India Bioethics Association; AUSN Visiting Professor of Bioethics, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
11:45 – 12:15 Public Health and Ethical Aspects of Common Health Care Needs and Barriers In Accessing Health Care of PLHIA
– Dr. Nazneen Akhtar, North-South University, Bangladesh
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch [Graduation Photo of AUSN Graduates (Masters and CCP graduates) Day 2]

13:15 – 18:00 Session 5: Nature in our Minds
Ethical Violations of the “Just War” Principle: The American Invasion of Iraq During Gulf War II – Mrs. Lana A. Issa Al-Shareeda le Blanc, Iraq
Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
– Dr. Rowena Zollo, Bicol University, Legazpi City, the Philippines
Presence of Mind with Nature and Mind
– Prof. Chutatip Umavijani, Thailand
Blockchain Networks as a Remediation Tool for the Energetic Lifecycles of Extraction Economies and Ecosystems
– Andrew Bosworth, Canada
The need and the use of Environmental Remediation and Ethics
– Prof. M. Selvanayagam, President, All India Bioethics Association; AUSN Visiting Professor of Bioethics, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Buddhist Reflections on Environmental Ethics
– Prof. Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; AUSN Visiting Professor of Ethics of Science and Technology and Philosophy
Japanese Reflections on Nature and Technology
– Taro Mochizuki, Director of ASEAN Centre for Academic Initiatives, Osaka University, Bangkok, Thailand [To be confirmed]

Thursday 16 June (Transfer from Bangkok to Kaeng Krachan)
7:30 Bus departs hotel directly for Petchaburi Province (Take all luggage in bus)
Travel to country side, West of Bangkok
Hot springs: Geology and Soak in the Hot Springs
Session 6: Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Nature
Indigenous Knowledge Systems – Prof. Yingyong Paisooksantivatana, Thailand; AUSN Visiting Professor in Horticulture and Rural Development
Visit to Thousand Stars Buddhist Temple (Temple lunch)
Visit to Kaeng Krachan Dam and Lake, and National Park Headquarters
Check into Thai Diamondland Resort, Kaeng Krachan (We will stay there until the 19th morning)
19:00 Dinner
Welcome to Thai Diamondland, Mr. Oran Asvarithikul, Chairman, Oran Patana Foundation

Friday 17 June 2016
7:00 Breakfast
7:30 Transfer to the International Peace and Development Ethics Center (Peace Park)
(Please wear covered old shoes, old clothes and a hat, sunscreen…expected maximum temperature 25C; we will provide water, gloves, tools)
8:00 – 8:30 Orientation to the Peace Park and Objectives – Prof. Darryl Macer, New Zealand
8:30 – 10:30 Botanical tour and Medicinal Herbs in the Peace Park – Prof. Yingyong Paisooksantivatana, Thailand; AUSN Visiting Professor in Horticulture and Rural Development
12:00 Return to the Resort form the Peace Park for Lunch

13:00 – 18:00 Session 7: AUSN PhD Thesis Proposals and Mentoring and Workshop on thesis writing Guidance
Applying Bioethics Principles and Values to Concrete Dilemmas of Environmental Ethics (Part 1)
– Prof. Darryl Macer, President, AUSN
Universalism, View of Health and Nature
– Prof. Jasdev Rai, Sikh Human Rights Group, UK
Development of Bioethics Education
– Mr. Leonard H. Le Blanc III, USA (AUSN PhD Thesis Proposal Development/Defense)
Fortune telling and Public Health
– Ms. Ananya Tritipthumrongchok, General Manager, Eubios Ethics Institute, Thailand (AUSN PhD Thesis Proposal Development/Defense)
Ethics of Social Development, Environment and Public Health
Dr. Nazneen Akhtar, North-South University, Bangladesh (AUSN PhD Thesis Proposal Development/Defense)
Applying Bioethics Principles and Values to Concrete Dilemmas of Environmental Ethics (Part 2)
– – Prof. John Weckert, Charles Sturt University, Australia; AUSN Visiting Professor of Applied Ethics and Ethics of Science and Technology
[Other proposals may also be developed and presented during the Workshop by AUSN students in dialogue with AUSN Professors and Participants]

19:00 Dinner – At the Resort (there is also a swimming pool ad other activities)

Saturday 18 June 2016
7:00 Breakfast
7:30 Transfer to the Peace Park
8:00 – Various activities – including survey of trees planted by previous Youth Peace Ambassadors, helping put paths, weeding, checking water lines, picking herbs, building mud house, biking, walking, meditation, learning about medicinal plants and traditional knowledge, Meeting local residents
12:00 Lunch in the Peace Park
Afternoon in the Park in various activities – including survey of trees planted by previous Youth Peace Ambassadors, helping put paths, weeding, checking water lines, picking herbs, building mud house, walking, meditation, learning about medicinal plants and traditional knowledge, Meeting local residents

Further lectures including topics by Prof. Jasdev Rai, Sikh Human Rights Group, UK

19:00 Dinner – At the Resort

Sunday 19 June 2016
Depart the Resort, Peace Park, optional Bird Watching at Dawn, Travel via swim at Chaam Beaches on way back to Bangkok by late afternoon.

Main Venues: Center of Ethics of Science and Technology, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; International Peace and Development Ethics Centre, Kaeng Krachan.
Cosponsors include: American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN); Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Chulalongkorn University; Eubios Ethics Institute; International Peace and Development Ethics Centre
Participants from all faith communities and interests and people of all ages are welcome at the Summit. YPA and LBD participants can also graduate as Youth Ambassadors through attendance of this Conference.
Registration: Price for local participants (lunch) is USD10 per day; Price for out-of-town participants including accommodation for the nights of 13 June – 19 June check out (6 nights, conference meals, conference finishes in late afternoon of 19th) is USD400 including transport between Bangkok and Kaeng Krachan, trips to hot springs, temples, lakes, ocean beach and other places. Agenda will be circulated later. Hotels in both places have swimming pools, study and relax. Payment may be made by credit card or bank transfer. Single room supplement is USD 200. There is a 10% discount for a group of five or more delegates arriving and departing on the same flight.

Activities in the Park include survey of trees planted by previous Youth Peace Ambassadors, helping put paths, placing signs on plants and trees, weeding, checking water lines, picking herbs, building mud house, biking, walking, meditation, learning about medicinal plants and traditional knowledge, relaxing, and meeting local residents (introduced by Ms. Nongluck Kritlak, Thailand).

Participants will receive a Participation Certificate (Some participants will also be Graduating from AUSN and receive a Graduation certificate). Participants could also use the hours of the training towards degrees. They will also be eligible for the Eubios Ethics Institute Scholarships for tuition assistance for AUSN degree courses:
• PhD. in Bioethics, Sustainability and Global Public Health [16,000 USD for those with a prior Masters degree with Scholarship instead of 32,000 USD]
• Masters in Bioethics and Global Public Health [5,000 USD with Scholarship instead of 15,000 USD full tuition]
• Postgraduate Certificate in Bioethics and Global Public Health [800 USD with Scholarship instead of 2000 USD full tuition]
• Masters in Public Health [5,000 USD with Scholarship instead of 15,000 USD full tuition]
• Master of Science in Sustainability Science [5,000 USD with Scholarship instead of 15,000 USD full tuition]

On behalf of over 80 faculty and 100 students from more than 30 countries around the world we will welcome you, you can study in a flexible mixture of on-site training workshops, group skype, residential programs, in some of the 25 collaborating universities around the world! American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN) is on Native American sovereign land in USAhttp://www.ausn.info/

 

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