Developmental Neuroethics: Neuroscience, Childhood and Society

Prof. Martha Farah, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Advances in the study of brain development, along with the growing demands that society places on children and adolescents, present us with a host of neuroethical issues. Prof. Farah will review the relevant scientific findings and their translation into clinical and educational practice, and offer an analysis of the ethical issues involved.

The Convergence of Environmental and Capital Markets

Richard L. Sandor, PhD

Chicago Climate Exchange

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Dr. Sandor discussed the development of market-based self-regulatory mechanisms, with special emphasis on emissions trading as a tool to address global climate change. He focused chiefly on the activities of the Chicago Climate Exchange as a rules-based emission registry and exchange that administers a voluntary greenhouse gas reduction and trading program for North America.