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Visiting Faculty Teach Exciting Spring Courses

Margaret Hu

390S.02/890S DATA AND DEMOCRACY: FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN US ELECTIONS AND CYBER ETHICS

This seminar will explore how to address the challenges posed by foreign interference in U.S. elections, how policy prescription and corporate reform can be shaped by the emerging fields of cyber and data ethics, and examine original source material to better understand the nature of foreign interference in elections. It will also include a discussion of interdisciplinary work in multiple fields: data and information science, ethics, privacy law, cybersecurity, national security, state and local governments, corporate governance, voting rights, communications law, internet governance, civil rights, international relations, and political theory.

 

Thomas Nadelhoffer

390S.01 Criminal Minds?: Neurobiology and the Law

This course will examine the relationship between traditional conceptions of moral and legal responsibility and recent advances in neuroscience, genetics, and psychiatry when it comes to our understanding of psychopathology. Along the way, we will explore both the salient empirical work on the biopsychosocial causes of violent behavior and the salient philosophical work on agency, moral desert, and punishment. By exploring the relationship between neurobiology and the criminal law from multiple vantage points, students will be in a better position to develop informed opinions of their own when it comes to the intersection of philosophy, science, and public policy.