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Ethics and Public Affairs Program

In recent years MEPAP has received two highly competitive awards from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on ethical issues involving science and technology.  These issues include biotechnology, nanotechnology, climate change and geoengineering.  MEPAP has held several national level workshops on these issues involving scientists, ethicists and graduate students.  In addition, MEPAP has hosted conferences, workshops and lectures offered by leading scholars on ethical issues in the areas of end of life care, global justice, health care policy and agricultural policy.  Finally, MEPAP has offered professional development courses on Teaching Ethics and Conservation Ethics.