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Posted on September 5, 2022

Final program 4TU.Ethics Research day


Time  Activity Location
09:30 – 10:15 Arrivals Schepenzaal (1st floor)
10:15 – 10:30 Opening by Marcel Verweij Orangerie (1st floor behind the Schepenzaal)
10:30 – 11:10 Keynote Lecture by Neelke Doorn: Intergenerational justice and climate adaptation: The currency question revisited Orangerie
11:10 – 11:30 Plenary discussion Orangerie
11:30 – 13:00 Lunch* Schepenzaal and on the terrace
11:30 – 15:30 Peripatetics, Research, Writing, Workshops Orangerie, Schepenzaal, Galagkamer (ground floor), terrace, and possibly in the park
15:30 – 16:00 The Future of 4TU.Ethics & Closing Orangerie
16:00 – 17:00 Drinks and Bites Galagkamer and on the terrace
17:00 – 19:00 Walking dinner Galagkamer and on the terrace
* Given the open character of the research day, there will not be a structured lunch with a seating chart etc. Rather, we will offer a buffet where people can take lunch if and when they like, have lunch whilst walking, writing, reading, workshopping, etc. Coffee Tea, and other drinks will be available throughout the day.


Key note lecture
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Neelke Doorn. The abstract for her talk, entitled “Intergenerational justice and climate adaptation: The currency question revisited” can be found here:
‘Most scholars working on climate change nowadays agree that justice requires that we not only take into consideration people currently alive (intragenerational justice) but also future generations (intergenerational justice). However, literature on intergenerational justice seems to focus on climate mitigation, overlooking intergenerational aspects of climate adaptation. The focus of this presentation is on climate adaptation and the question how to account for justice considerations with a temporal dimension. To this end, the question as to the appropriate currency of justice will be revisited to explore the desirable characteristics of a currency for intergenerational justice in climate adaptation. Building on insights from literature on maladaptation, decision theory, and adaptive management, I sketch two ways in which intergenerational considerations could be included in our thinking about justice in the context of climate adaptation.’
Dr. Christine Boshuijzen-van Burken (UNSW Canberra), dr. Adam Henschke (Utwente),a dr. Dadjad Soltanzadeh (Asser Institute/UVA) organize an interactive workshop called “National Security, AI and Information Technologies – join the hunt for ethical treasures and solve the dilemma”. Participants will learn and discuss (the trade-offs between) current ethical principles for designing AI and information technology for national security and defence purposes in a highly interactive way. We will split up in small groups and each group will be assigned with a mission to search for ethical treasures that are located in and around the castle. The ethical treasure hunt is needed to gather vital pieces to solve a long standing dilemma in the design of AI for Defence and national security purposes. Given the classified nature of the mission, not much further information can be given at this point. Those that want to come prepared can read more here: DILEMA project (,  ICRC Position Paper (, NATO AI Principles (NATO Review – An Artificial Intelligence Strategy for NATO)Duration: 1 hour (15 minutes mission briefing, 30 minutes ethical treasure hunt in/around the castle in small groups, 15 minutes debriefing).
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