2024 FASPE Alumni Reunion Sessions

Saturday, March 2

Princeton University Campus

We are pleased to introduce our speakers for the 2024 FASPE Alumni Reunion.
The following sessions on Saturday, March 2 will be open to the public.

If you are not an Alum, please register at the link below.

Plenary Session: The Breakdown of Trust in Professionals & Institutions
10:00 - 11:15 am | McCosh Hall, Room 50 | Presented by Trevor Morrison

The erosion of trust in professionals and institutions has created an environment in which the ability to lead is compromised.  What are the broad systemic factors across professions that have led to or contributed to this lack of trust in professionals and institutions? What are the current challenges and risks society is facing as a consequence of this?

About Trevor Morrison

Trevor Morrison is the Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York University School of Law. He served as Dean of NYU Law from 2013 to 2022. He is also Of Counsel at the firm of Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

Morrison’s research and teaching interests are in constitutional law (especially separation of powers and federalism) and federal courts. He has written extensively about constitutional law as practiced in the executive branch, and about the role of historical practice in informing our understanding of the constitutional separation of powers.

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Morrison served as Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama in 2009. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk to Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1998-99) and to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court (2002-03). Between those clerkships, he was a Bristow Fellow in the US Justice Department's Office of the Solicitor General (1999-2000), an attorney-advisor in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel (2000-01), and an associate at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) (2001-02).

Morrison began his teaching career on the faculty of Cornell Law School and later joined the faculty of Columbia Law School before coming to NYU.

Morrison has been appointed to a number of government commissions and other entities. In 2023, President Joe Biden appointed him to the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise. In 2021, President Biden appointed him to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. And in 2016, President Obama appointed him to the Public Interest Declassification Board.

Morrison received a BA (hons.) in history from the University of British Columbia in 1994, and a JD from Columbia Law School in 1998. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Plenary Session: Restoration of Trust in Leaders & Professionals
2:30 - 3:45 pm | McCosh Hall, Room 50 | Presented by David Miller, Ph.D.

The lack of trust is corollary to a lack of effective leadership. As we strive to break this cycle, what ideas, wisdom, and resources can we turn to in order to find new ways forward?

About David Miller

David brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the classroom and the boardroom. Before receiving his Ph.D. in ethics and joining the faculty at Princeton University, he spent 16 years in senior executive positions in international business and finance, including eight years in London.

David is the Director of the Princeton Faith & Work Initiative, a Senior Professional Specialist in ethics, and a lecturer. In addition to his oversubscribed classes, ground-breaking research, and public outreach, he also serves as an advisor to corporate CEOs and senior executives on ethics, values-based leadership, culture, and the role of faith at work.

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As a thought leader, many C-suite executives seek his counsel, and scholars, NGOs, and the media seek his views. He has presented on “A Restoration of Trust?” in Davos and is a regular participant at the Yale CEO Summit. An article in the Wall Street Journal featured his work with one global client referring to him as the “on-call ethicist.”

Prior to academia, David lived and worked in London, England for eight years, where he was a partner in a private equity firm that specialized in international investment management, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Before that he was a senior executive and director of the securities services and global custody division of HSBC Group, having held the same position at Midland Bank plc before its acquisition by HSBC. He moved to London as the managing director of the European operations of State Street Bank & Trust. He started his management career in the U.S., working for IBM for eight years in a variety of sales and marketing management positions. David speaks German, having lived and worked in Germany. He is a graduate of Bucknell University. 

After his corporate experience, he entered academia, receiving his M.Div. and a Ph.D. in ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before joining the faculty at Princeton University in 2008 and launching the Faith & Work Initiative, he taught for five years at Yale Divinity School and Yale School of Management, and was the executive director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture.

At Princeton, the nickname of his signature course is, “Business Ethics: Succeeding without Selling Your Soul.” Harvard Business Review called David’s book, God at Work, (Oxford University Press), & "most thoughtful."

Plenary Session: AI - Truth and Trust
4:30 - 5:45 | McCosh Hall, Room 50 | Panel with Julia Angwin, Cynthia Conti-Cook, and Gabriella Waters, Moderated by Mona Sloane

What does AI mean for how we trust professions and professionals?  What are the challenges and opportunities, and how can we navigate the associated benefits and risks?

About Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist, a bestselling author, a New York Times contributing Opinion writer and a Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

She is the founder of Proof News, a new nonprofit journalism studio launching in 2024. In 2018, she founded The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that  investigates the impacts of technology on society.

From 2014 to 2018, Julia was a senior reporter at the independent news organization ProPublica, where she led an investigative team that was a Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2017 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2018.

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From 2000 to 2013, she was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where she led a privacy investigative team that was a Finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010. In 2003, she was on a team of reporters at The Wall Street Journal that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for coverage of corporate corruption.

She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance” (Times Books, 2014) and “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America” (Random House, March 2009).

She earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

About Cynthia Conti-Cook

Cynthia Conti-Cook is a legal and policy strategist working at the intersection of technology and justice movements. For the past four years, she has advised the Ford Foundation’s Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice team on how to respond to the expanding use of forensic and surveillance technologies by governments.

Before Ford, Cynthia was a civil rights litigator, most recently at the Special Litigation Unit and Cop Accountability Project of the Legal Aid Society of New York, where she led class and individual civil rights federal and state actions, supported hundreds of criminal defense attorneys, and worked alongside a coalition of grassroots organizations fighting for police accountability. She co-created a first-of-its-kind public database (CAPstat) that tracks misconduct by New York City police officers.

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Cynthia has been featured as an expert on emerging technology threats on CNN, MSNBC, Michael Moore’s podcast Rumble, New York Times, and has published op-eds in the Washington Post, LA Times, as well as publishing articles in several law review journals.

About Gabriella Waters

Gabriella Waters is an artificial intelligence and machine learning researcher and the Director of Operations at the Center for Equitable AI & Machine Learning Systems at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. She is the director of the Cognitive & Neurodiversity AI (CoNA) Lab, a professor at the Propel Center, where she facilitates the Culturally Relevant AI/ML Systems course, and a research associate at NIST where she leads AI testing and evaluation across three teams. She is passionate about increasing the diversity of thought around technology and focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations to drive innovation, equity, explainability, transparency, and ethics in the development and application of AI tools. In her research, Gabriella is interested in studying the intersections between human neurobiology & learning, quantifying ethics & equity in AI/ML systems, neurosymbolic architectures, and intelligent systems that make use of those foundations for improved human-computer synergy. She develops technology innovations, with an emphasis on support for neurodiverse populations.

About Mary L. Gray

Mary L. Gray is Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She maintains a faculty position in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering with affiliations in Anthropology and Gender Studies at Indiana University. Mary, an anthropologist and media scholar by training, focuses on how people’s everyday uses of technologies transform labor, identity, and human rights. Mary earned her PhD in Communication from the University of California at San Diego in 2004, under the direction of Susan Leigh Star. In 2020, Mary was named a MacArthur Fellow for her contributions to anthropology and the study of technology, digital economies, and society.

Her current work includes the development of new methods for AI auditing and AI transparency, innovating AI procurementAI in hiring and talent acquisition, AI participation and public education, new AI tools for investigative journalismglobal AI policy and local governance innovation on AI, and a range of different responsible AI topics.

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