Past Organizing Committee Members
Tory is a rising third-year undergraduate at Northeastern University studying International Affairs and Political Science. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she moved to Boston for Northeastern’s co-op program and numerous international opportunities. A member of the women’s rowing team, Tory has abundant experience in training and coaching, alongside an interest in researching cybersecurity issues within today’s world.
Philip is a research associate at the Philosophy Department of the University of Twente, where his primary work is on the EU-funded SATORI project on ethical impact assessment of research and innovation (http://satoriproject.eu/). He received a master’s degree (cum laude) in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society at this university, writing his thesis on the ethics of surveillance by domestic unmanned aerial vehicles.
Myrthe van Nus
Myrthe van Nus (1986) studied Philosophy and Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her philosophy master focused on the philosophy of man and culture, the other one on Criminal Law. She graduated cum laude both times and worked in 2015 as an academic researcher and policy advisor, both also at the Erasmus University. From April 2015 until July 2015 she was acting assistant director of the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW).
From December 1st, 2015 onward, she left Rotterdam and became Assistant Director of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics & Technology. Next to her job as assistant director, Myrthe is currently in the process of setting up research in the area of robotics. More specifically, she is looking for a focus on robotics, privacy and ownership of data.
Thomas is a third-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University studying International Affairs with a minor in History. Originally from Los Angeles, he moved to Boston for his school’s internship program. In 2016 he worked for six months as an intern at Bain & Company’s headquarters in Boston. His research and scholarly interests include the impact of urbanization on developing and developed nations, computer science, and 20th century European history. In his free time he is an amateur photographer and loves reading science fiction novels. His favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Phillip K. Dick, and William Gibson.
Renee is an undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Social Business. Her past research includes examinations of unmanned military machines, specifically lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), and how international policy is affected by this ever-changing technology.