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Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans
Nicholas EvansAssistant Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentPhilosophy
  • EmailNicholas_Evans@uml.edu

Education

  • MS: Medical Ethics, (2016), The University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph D: Philosophy, (2013), Australian National University - Canberra, Australia
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Dual-Use Dilemma: Lessons from Nuclear Science
  • Other, (2011), Australian National University - Canberra, Australia
  • BS: Physics, (2006), University of Sydney - Sydney, Australia
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: A Doppler-Shifted Spectroscopic Analysis in an Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Fusion Device

Awards and Honors

  • Visiting Researcher (2015) - Brocher Foundation
  • Visiting Researcher (2012) - Brocher Foundation
  • Visiting Researcher (2010) - Brocher Foundation
  • Visiting Researcher (2010) - University of Exeter

Publications

  • () "Cybersecurity: mapping the ethical terrain,"
  • Evans, N. (2016) "Ebola: From Public Health Crisis to National Security Threat," World Scientific pp. 277-292
  • Selgelid, M.J., Evans, N. (2015) "Synthetic Biology,"
  • Evans, N. (2013) "16. Contrasting Dual-Use Issues in Biology and Nuclear Science,"
  • Kowalski,Dean A.,,, . (2012) "The Big bang theory and philosophy : rock, paper, scissors, Aristotle, Locke Penny, Sheldon, and Personal Growth through Difference / Nicholas G. Evans –,"
  • Evans, N. (2011) "Emerging Military Technologies: A Case Study in Neurowarfare," New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World pp. 105-116

Presentations

  • Healing in the Name of the Law: Securitizing Paradigms in the Ebola Outbreak, October 2015 - Houston TX
  • Healing in the Name of the Law: Securitizing Paradigms in the Ebola Outbreak, September 2015 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Introduction to Research Ethics - 2014 Undergraduate Student Scholars Program, July 2015 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Healing in the Name of the Law: Securitizing Paradigms in the Ebola Outbreak - Postdoctoral Fellows Talk Series, May 2015 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Actualism, Possibilism, and Scientific Research - Ethics of HIV Cure Workshop, May 2015 - Boston, MA
  • Health Care Mandates or “Socialism and Rationing?”, May 2015 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Neither random nor unnecessary: a comprehensive research ethics for the life sciences - University of the Sciences, April 2015 - Philadelphia PA
  • Mixed Methods and Normative Claims: the political philosophy of social science research policy - Department of the History and Sociology of Science, March 2015 - Philadelphia PA
  • Paternalism, Procedure, Precedent: The Ethics of Using Unproven Therapies in an Ebola Outbreak - Bioethics Boot Camp, December 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Dual-Use Research Policy in Australia - Biological and Chemical Security in an Age of Responsible Innovation, November 2014 - United Kingdom
  • Balancing the Care of Patients against Risk to Healthcare Givers - Ebola and Dialysis: Resources for Nephrology Health Professionals, November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Crowbars, Scalpels, and Clusterbombs: The Roles of Evidence in Applied Ethics, November 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Dual-Use Potential and the Importance of Institutional Capacity - Health Ethics, Law, and Policy Group Seminar, March 2014 - Adelaide, Australia
  • Dual-Use Potential and the Importance of Institutional Capacity - Centre for Human Bioethics Visiting Scholars Dr. Nicholas G. Evans 7 Symposium,, February 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
  • Determining the Financial Burden of Assisted Reproductive Technologies to the Australian Healthcare System, November 2013 - Canberra, Australia
  • Cybersecurity and Open, Distributed Cultures: Freedom, Innovation, and Parasitic Malevolence - Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime, and Cyberdefence: Mapping the Ethical Terrain, August 2013 - Canberra, Australia
  • Biotechnology: Synthetic Biology Applications and Enabling Tools - The Past, Present, and Future of the Ethics of Synthetic Biology: Prospects For the Next 25 Years, March 2012 - Melbourne, Australia
  • - Great Expectations: Avian Flu, Ethics, and the Value of Progress, February 2012
  • Leadership, Autonomy, Discretion and Identity in Ethical Systems - The ‘Open Source Revolution’ and the Ethical Dimensions of Status-Based Morality, October 2011 - Sapporo, Japan
  • - Open Source and Biosecurity, August 2011
  • - Human Flourishing and Human Dignity, March 2011
  • - The Dual-Use Dilemma: Lessons From Nuclear Science, October 2010 - Switzerland
  • - Dual-Use Bioethics: The Nuclear Connection, October 2010 - United Kingdom
  • - To Be A Teacher, Conference for Philosophy and Martial Arts, July 2010 - Melbourne, Australia
  • My First Genome: Synthetic Biology and Freedom of Speech - Conference of the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law, July 2010
  • My First Genome: Synthetic Biology and Freedom of Speech - 3rd National Centre for Biosecurity Symposium, February 2010
  • The Importance of Scientific Communicators - 2009 Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, July 2009
  • Biosecurity, rights and dignity: an ethical perspective - 2nd National Centre for Biosecurity Symposium, February 2009
  • The Ethical Consequences of Emerging Neurowarfare Technologies - “New Wars New Soldiers” symposium, August 2008 - Melbourne, Australia
  • The Ethical Consequences of Emerging Neurowarfare Technologies - 2008 Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, July 2008

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Designed-In Ethics and Dual-Use Synthetic Biology (2016), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Evans, N. (Principal), Moreno, J.D. (Principal)
  • Dual-Use Neurotechnologies and International Governance Arrangements (), Grant - Greenwall Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas Mentored Project
    Evans, N. (Principal)
  • Cyberwarfare, Cyberterrorism, Cybercrime: Mapping the Ethical Terrain. (), Grant - Australian National University
    Evans, N. (Principal), Ford, S. (Principal), Henschke, A., Gastineau, A.C.
  • A constructive critique of the political approach to the philosophy of human rights. (), Grant - Australian Research Council
    Evans, N. (Principal), Campbell, T.D. (Principal), Ivison, D.M. (Principal), Kinley, D. (Principal), Sadurski, W. (Principal), West, C. (Principal), Bedi, S. (Principal), Pogge, T.W. (Principal), Valentini, L.M. (Principal), Tasioulas, J., Wenar, L.
  • Building a Sustainable Capacity in Dual-Use Bioethics (), Grant - The University of Exeter
    Evans, N.
  • The Dual-Use Dilemma: Lessons From Nuclear Science (2007), Grant - Australian National University
    Evans, N.