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Selected lectures and other events from the Centre for Ethics (C4E) at the University of Toronto and its Ethics of AI Lab.
Also from C4E: Let's Get Ethical, our podcast featuring conversations about ethics, from soup to nuts.

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    • Society & Culture

Selected lectures and other events from the Centre for Ethics (C4E) at the University of Toronto and its Ethics of AI Lab.
Also from C4E: Let's Get Ethical, our podcast featuring conversations about ethics, from soup to nuts.

    Abi Adams-Prassl & Jeremias Adams-Prassl, COVID - 19 Three Challenges For Labour Market Regulation

    Abi Adams-Prassl & Jeremias Adams-Prassl, COVID - 19 Three Challenges For Labour Market Regulation

    Drawing on new survey evidence of the impact of Covid-19 on international labour markets, this workshop sets out three key challenges for Labour Market Regulation going forward.

    • 27 min
    Nina Sun & Livio Zilli, Criminalization & COVID - 19 Public Health And Human Rights Implications

    Nina Sun & Livio Zilli, Criminalization & COVID - 19 Public Health And Human Rights Implications

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, countries are increasingly turning to criminal sanctions as a means to enforce social distancing and control the epidemic. Taking an interdisciplinary approach of law, policy-making and public health, our speakers discuss the health and human rights considerations of criminalization of COVID-19.

    • 36 min
    Vincent Chiao/Corey Brettschneider, Rights, Solidarity & the Power to Punish in States of Emergency

    Vincent Chiao/Corey Brettschneider, Rights, Solidarity & the Power to Punish in States of Emergency

    In the most urgent moments of the COVID-19 pandemic, apparently well-established discourses of individual rights collapsed immediately, with a wide array of social norms — e.g. concerning the use of public space, freedom of movement, freedom of contract and privacy — transforming almost literally overnight. What lessons should we draw about how rights discourse functions in a theory of the modern administrative state? What is the place of punishment when in the face of disagreement about which social norms should prevail?

    • 35 min
    Natasha Tusikov, Going Cashless in an Era of Digital Payments & Surveillance (The Ethics of COVID)

    Natasha Tusikov, Going Cashless in an Era of Digital Payments & Surveillance (The Ethics of COVID)

    The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the shift toward a cashless society, with consumers and retailers turning to payment cards and digital payments in efforts to avoid the perceived contagion from cash. With surveillance an intrinsic feature of digital-payment systems, what are the possible repercussions of a cashless society? What lessons can we draw from payment platforms’ campaign against sex workers to address financial exclusion and discrimination in a post-pandemic society?

    • 35 min
    Anna Su, Keeping the Faith During a Pandemic: Religion and COVID-19 (The Ethics of COVID)

    Anna Su, Keeping the Faith During a Pandemic: Religion and COVID-19 (The Ethics of COVID)

    In this talk, Professor Anna Su discusses how religion and religious liberty has been shaping comparative legal and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, examining some of the arguments underlying the cases filed by churches against closures in US and Europe. Professor Su argues both religious communities and the outside world will have to adapt to our new reality as we urgently acknowledge how the current pandemic highlights the need for a life beyond bare existence.

    • 22 min
    Nicola Lacetera, The Ethics and Economics of Paying Plasma Donors (The Ethics of COVID)

    Nicola Lacetera, The Ethics and Economics of Paying Plasma Donors (The Ethics of COVID)

    In this talk, Professor Lacetera reviews the ethical and economic arguments for and against compensating plasma donors. Professor Lacetera also reviews the current evidence on the social support to payments. Finally, Professor Lacetera expands from this specific case to discuss the challenges of policy making in the case of ethically contentious transactions.

    • 31 min

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