Evening course with Stanford professors and Bloomberg Beta (Feb-March 2021)
Over the course of seven weeks, admitted students will study with three Stanford professors and a curated group of technologists, public officials, civil society leaders, and scholars in conversation around ethics, public policy, and technological change.
The focus: discuss multiple, often opposing, views about what can and should be done around the ethical and social issues technology companies face. We’ll look at fundamental texts, and explore them in the context of issues like; obligations to community and society, data privacy, algorithmic decision-making, handling contractors vs. employees, geopolitics, the power of private platforms, diversity and inclusion, and the culture of Silicon Valley.
Sessions will be held virtually on Wednesday evenings from 6-8PM PT, beginning February 3 and running through March 17. Discussions will alternate between full-group learning led by faculty instructors and guest speakers and cohort learning with a more intimate community of peers. Participants from our inaugural course last year will serve as cohort leaders who will help facilitate our time together.
If you would like to join, please complete this short application by December 23 at midnight.
We will notify participants of acceptance by the end of the year. Participation will require a fee of $250 (please note no proceeds will be received by Bloomberg). If the fee is an obstacle to participation, we will provide financial assistance.
(Please note that the application will close once we reach ~2.5x the number of participants we can accept, so apply early if you can.)