30th Annual International Roundtable
Humanoids? Exploring the future of human freedom, ethics, knowledge, and relationships.

October 11, 12, and 13, 2023

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Learn more about the 2023 International Roundtable.

This theme will inspire reflection on the evolving role of virtual worlds, artificial intelligence, and automation with respect to our identities as laborers, artists, and producers of knowledge. In what ways do such advances free, or complicate, an individual’s relationships to human society locally, nationally, or transnationally? Will technological advances solve social issues or replicate them? Who controls the development of such technologies and what are the ethical implications of limiting or promoting their use?

The 2023 International Round table provides a venue for invited speakers and community members to engage with questions about human beings, and the future of being human.

 

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What is the Kofi Annan IGC?

The Annan IGC strives to be a collaborative space for reimagining what a world that is focused on equity and justice could look like. In order to move towards such a vision, we work with students, staff, faculty, and members of communities beyond the campus to consider the complexity of contexts within local, national, and international systems and histories of power and inequality. The spaces we cultivate require us to critically reflect on our positionalities in these contexts and then work with others across differences to impact social change. We build on individual and collective strengths, values, and commitments as we engage this critical reflection and self-exploration. We foster opportunities to develop skills and knowledge via experiential learning and by nurturing meaningful collaborative relationships across campus and in communities. As we learn and build collaboratively with community partners, we recognize  community knowledges that expand traditional notions of scholarship and expertise and honor long histories of work for social change. In this way, the Annan IGC and its partners explore the confluence of multiculturalism, internationalism, and community engagement through the lens of equity and justice to co-create spaces of mutuality, agency, and transformative change. More

 

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