Brandi Wampler | July 2, 2020
Mark McKenna, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and director of the Law School’s Program on Intellectual Property and Technology Law, has been named the founding director of the University of Notre Dame’s Technology Ethics Center (ND-TEC). Since the Center was established in September 2019, McKenna has been serving as the acting director.
ND-TEC has a three-part mission to support multidisciplinary research on normative and applied questions related to the impact of technology on humanity, to assist in the development of curriculum that will engage Notre Dame students at all levels on issues of technology ethics, and to engage with thought leaders in industry, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies in order to develop technology policy.
In discussing his role, McKenna said, “Technology can radically improve our quality of life, but it can also do significant harm. At ND-TEC, I think we have an exciting opportunity to bring people together across disciplines to address some of the most important ethical issues of our time.”
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