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Notes for a presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, for a Demos seminar, held in London on 30 March 2006
 

SGR ethical careers briefing by Stuart Parkinson; January 2006

Corporations have become one of the most powerful influences within science and technology in recent years. This has thrown up many ethical concerns, not least the issue of whether their involvement has a distorting influence on the direction of research and development. This briefing outlines the key ethical issues in this area, and discusses how these affect career choice for scientists and engineers. It gives tips on spotting ethical corporations and looks at alternative career options in the public and non-profit sectors.
 

SGR ethical careers briefing by Chris Langley; January 2006

This briefing discusses military involvement with science and engineering, and how it can affect career choice in these fields. It outlines how the UK’s position as a major military power influences research, teaching, and development and deployment of new technologies, and discusses the related ethical issues. The briefing also gives tips on avoiding military work and describes opportunities in a range of alternative fields such as peace-building, disarmament, and cleaner energy technologies.
 

Martin Quick argues that the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina could have been averted.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 31, December 2005
 

Steve Wright, Leeds Metropolitan University, outlines the recently introduced European Union controls on torture equipment and assesses whether they are adequate to control current developments in military technology.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 31, December 2005
 

Dominick Jenkins argues that more scientists and engineers need to get active to help stop the UK government undermining attempts at nuclear disarmament.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 31, December 2005
 

Letter sent on 23rd November 2005, organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and co-signed by SGR
 

Notes for a Seminar given by Chris Langley, SGR, at Kings College, London, November 2005
 

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