At events on campus and beyond, CDE faculty discuss the implications of emerging technology for the future of work, democracy, national security, and what it means to be human.


Human Creativity in an AI world 

February 14, 2024, 4-5 p.m., Copley Formal Lounge

A conversation with Prof. Laura DeNardis and Prof. Susanna Lee. Literary, artistic, and musical compositions, once the exclusive purview of human creativity and expression, are increasingly entangled with generative AI. Machine learning technologies are now producing “original” art and literary works, winning awards and even composing music in the style of Bach cantatas capable of fooling music aficionados. Do these transformative technologies enhance human creativity or replace it. What are the implications for humanities and the creative arts, for humans’ engagement with one another, for intellectual property rights, and for society at large? Read about the event

The second annual Penn-Georgetown Digital Ethics Workshop on March 29-30 will convene a group of researchers doing cutting-edge work on digital ethics. The workshop features eight speakers selected from a competitive submissions process. The talks concern questions such as: can AI be genuinely creative? How can we hold people responsible for the behavior of opaque AI systems? What is required for genuine consent online? And what kinds of ethical norms ought to govern online speech? More information coming soon!

Tech & Society Week 2024: April 8-12

More information coming soon!

Meg Leta Jones’s new book Feminist CyberLaw, co-edited with Amanda Levendowski, will be launched on May 29 at a pre-conference workshop at the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference being held at Georgetown University Law Center on May 30-31.

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CDE faculty host community viewing event as social media CEOs testify about youth online safety

On Wednesday, January 30, CDE director Laura DeNardis and core faculty member Meg Leta Jones hosted a community viewing event for students interested in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing focusing on child exploitation via social media. Read more about the hearing

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CDE co-sponsors Sept. 18 panel featuring renowned lawyer Susie Alegre

CDE and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) held an insightful and open conversation on “Digital Ethics & The Freedom of Thought” on Monday, September 18, 2023, from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT at Georgetown University, hosted by the Communication, Culture & Technology Program. The panelists and participants navigated the intricate intersections of technology, digital ethics, and the freedom of thought. Learn more


Laura DeNardis Keynote at GIG-ARTS in Padua, Italy May 15, 2023

Convening in the ancient Palazzo Bo in the 800-year old University of Padua, the Seventh European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies kicked off its discussion of “The Governance of Cybersecurity: Resilience, Human Rights and Democracy” with a keynote address by the CDE’s Laura DeNardis.


CDE faculty speak at John Carroll Weekend April 21-22, 2023

On Friday, April 21, three Center for Digital Ethics (CDE) faculty members spoke to a standing-room-only audience in a panel titled “AI Chat: Crisis or Human Evolution?” at John Carroll Weekend 2023 in San Francisco, CA. The next day, CDE’s Anupam Chander was part of a dynamic panel on “Democracy, Technology, and Geopolitics: Shaping our Global Future.” Read more


CDE Convenes Two-Day Digital Ethics Workshop with University of Pennsylvania

March 31 – April 1, 2023 — The Center for Digital Ethics, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, convened a two day workshop featuring new research on digital ethics by rising early-career researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds including philosophy, business ethics, and computer science. Learn more about the program


GU Tech & Society Week March 27 – April 1

From March 27 – April 1, CDE faculty figured prominently at the second annual Tech & Society Week—a week of events across campus, exploring various issues at the nexus of technology and society. Read more