KIE to host Chuck Todd, Cathy O’Neil, Mayra Buvinic, Rick Smolan in annual Conversations in Bioethics event

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is holding Conversations in Bioethics Thursday, Feb. 1. The annual event brings together creative student work, distinguished speakers, and the community to explore a topic in bioethics and inspire leadership for change. This year’s topic is data ethics and will feature the following panelists:

– Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and moderator of “Meet the Press”
– Cathy O’Neil, data scientist and mathematician, author of New York Time’s best seller “Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy”
– Rick Smolan, photographer, CEO of Against All Odds Productions, and New York Times best-selling author
– Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, Data2X, United Nations Foundation

The event will begin at 6 p.m. in Riggs Library in Healy Hall with a reception and student gallery, including drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres. The panel discussion will begin at 7:30 in Gaston Hall. The event is also available via live stream.

To learn more about this year’s speakers, please visit our event website.