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ADA Live! Episode 90: How Public Health Monitoring During the Pandemic Can Affect Disability and Minority Populations

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted people with disabilities. by causing crisis situations in many aspects of our lives, including medical care, education, mental health, and the loss of caregivers and support networks. In order to fight the pandemic, government agencies and private companies are often using technology to keep track of how public and private behavior is affecting the spread of the virus. Historically, people with disabilities, minority populations and the LGBTIQ+ community are often the least protected from this type of public monitoring and data overreach. The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as well as the MacArthur and Ford Foundations established the Just Tech COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants to understand the effects of COVID-19 on society and the role of technology in responding to COVID-19. In this episode our guests will be two recipients of these grant awards, Dr. Paul Harpur of the University of Queensland (Australia) and International Distinguished Fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute; and Dr. Peter Blanck, University Professor and Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. Our guest list will also include their colleagues, Lydia X. Z. Brown and Ridhi Shetty of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) to discuss critical questions and provide a framework for tech solutions to pressing issues such as online education and public health policy.

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Tanner Lecture: Marta Tellado, President and CEO, Consumer Reports

The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility will host Marta Tellado, President and CEO of Consumer Reports. The topic of her discussion will be, “Reclaiming Trust in an Age of Misinformation.” Ms. Tellado leads America’s foremost consumer organization—an independent nonprofit that works side by side with consumers to advance truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. She is known as a transformational leader with a talent for innovation, a passion for public service, and a distinguished portfolio of accomplishments in mission-driven organizations. The Tanner Lecture Series is coordinated by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. For more information about the series or this event, please contact Kelley Coleman at 315-443-9707 visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/campbell/programs/The_Tanner_Lecture_Series_on_Citizenship,_Ethics,_and_Public_Responsibility/.     Event location to be announced.

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Syracuse MAP: Virtual Talk with Ishani Maitra

Syracuse Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) Group invites you to a virtual talk with Professor Ishani Maitra from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The talk will be followed by a question and answer period.

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Anbar Lecture with John Corvino

The Department of Philosophy welcomes Professor John Corvino from Wayne State University for a virtual talk as part of our annual Anbar Lecture Series. *Date is tentative.

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State of Democracy Lecture: Gretchen Sorin

Gretchen Sorin, Distinguished Professor at SUNY Oneonta and Director of The Cooperstown Graduate Program, will discuss her new book, “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights.” The State of Democracy Lecture Series is coordinated by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute. For additional information about the series or this event, please contact Kelley Coleman at 315.443.9707, or visit the website https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/stateofdemocracy/.

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Philosophy Colloquium with Sharon Street

The Philosophy Department’s Women and Gender Minorities Group welcomes Professor Sharon Street from New York University for a virtual talk.  The talk will be followed by a one-hour Q&A period.

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