Sat, Mar 11|
Essential challenge to understand the modern advancements in science and applied technology.
In his second lecture on Saturday March 11th, 2023, Dr. Sachedina will discuss the essential challenge to understand the modern advancements in science and applied technology.
Time & Location
Mar 11, 2023, 6:30 PM – 10:15 PM PST
Kirkland, 515 State St, Kirkland, WA 98033, USA
About The Event
In his second lecture on Saturday March 11th, 2023, Dr. Sachedina will discuss the essential challenge to understand the modern advancements in science and applied technology. This period of uncertainties challenges entire humanity; can we afford to remain neutral and inactive bystanders, who have disregarded their essential right to understand the ramifications of advanced technology that is impinging upon their dignity as human person. Without the basic knowledge of the phenomenal scientific progression, whose most appealing application is the possibility of carrying out gene editing to provide lasting cure to incurable diseases; and, whose most negative aspect, without necessary regulatory guidelines might turn out to be the AI Chat-GPT. These applications have the potential of perverting the basic decency of our membership in human global community.
This will be an in person presentation which will also be broadcast live at: http://live.iman-wa.org.
About our guest speaker Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina:
Abdulaziz Sachedina, Ph. D. is Professor and Endowed IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dr. Sachedina has studied in India, Iraq, Iran and Canada, obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He has been conducting research and writing in the field of Islamic Law, Ethics and Theology (Sunni and Shiite) for more than four decades. In the last fifteen years he has concentrated on social and political ethics, including Interfaith and Intrafaith traditions Relations, Islamic Biomedical Ethics and Islam and Human Rights.
In addition to numerous articles in academic journals, Dr.Sachedina's publications include:
Dr. Sachedina is an American citizen born in Tanzania.
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