Academic Conferences and Lectures

This is just a selection of my research papers or presentations delivered at academic events. The selection starts with 2003 and contains some “gaps” depending on the time I spent with the academic side of my projects. This list should be read in parallel with the list of my business talks. Since 2016, my academic involvement will be very limited. Though I will continue to work on my research projects, I will no longer accept invitations or submit my research papers to public conference calls.


2017

NEMTANU, Florin & Cristian Ducu (2017), Human Factors in Smart City Support Systems; at “Smart Cities Conference”, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, 5th Edition, December 7-8.


2016

DUCU, Cristian (2016), Consilierea morala in medicina de familie, revizitata. Consideratii asupra unei ipotetice propuneri de politica publica  [Moral Counseling in Family Medicine, Revisited. Remarks on a Hypothetical Proposal for a Public Policy]; at “The Congress of the National Society of Family Medicine“, Iasi, Palas Congress Hall, October 28. [Abstract, Romanian]


2014

DUCU, Cristian (2014), Morala in vremea lui Constantin Brancoveanu: intre teologie, filosofie si literatura [Ethics during Constantin Brancoveanu’s Kingship: theology, philosophy or literature?]; at “1714-2014. Constantin Brancoveanu Tricentenary”, Bucharest Academy of Economic Sciences, April 2.


2013

DUCU, Cristian (& Irina Stanciugelu) & Ioana Teodora Raicu (2013), The Social Responsibility of Mass-Media Institutions. Remapping the Organizational Responsibility; at International Conference “Towards the Good Society – European Perspectives”, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, October 25-26.

DUCU, Cristian & Irina Stanciugelu (2013), Reconsidering the Social Responsibility of Mass-Media Institutions; at the 2nd “International Conference in Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainable Business”, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, September 5-6.


2012

TRIFU, Diana & Cristian Ducu & Ana Constantinescu (2012), Is There a Moral Obligation of Wealthy Countries towards Protecting Human Rights in Poor Countries?; at the “Human Rights Thought and Practice in the Contemporary World“, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, November 24.

DUCU, Cristian & Francesca Mazzucato & Ana Constantinescu & Ioana Teodora Raicu (2012), Individual and Corporate Responsibility: Measuring the Effectiveness of Ethics Training in Organizations; at the 1st edition of the International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainable Business 2012, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, October 22-23.


2011

DUCU, Cristian (2011), Consultanţa morală în spitale şi în medicina de familie. Cum ar trebui tratate cazurile terminale [Moral Counseling in Hospitals and Family Medicine. How terminal patients should be treated]; at the 6th National Conference of Interdisciplinary Studies in Internal Medicine: “Clinical Case – from general to particular. Implications for prevention”, Workgroup for Interdisciplinarity Studies in Internal Medicine, Bucharest, November 25-26.

DUCU, Cristian & Isabella Trifan & Teodora Raicu & Monica Matei (2011), Ethical Evaluation of New Techonologies in the ICT Sector. Challenges and Practical Approaches – Case Study: Cloud Computing in Medical Environment; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2011: “Ethical Aspects in New and Emerging Technologies”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 28-29.

DUCU, Cristian & Valentin Mureşan & Emanuel Socaciu (2011), Aspecte privind instituţionalizarea eticii în domeniul cercetării asupra terapiilor celulare. Situaţia actuală şi priorităţile propuse [Aspects concerning the Institutionalization of Ethics in Research on Cell Therapies. Current Situation and Priorities]; at the Closing Session for PRIORI STRATEC research project, “Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology, Bucharest, June 23.

DUCU, Cristian (2011), Moving to Mandatory CSR? Or How to Put Your Eggs in the Wrong Basket; at the Annual Colloquium of the Communication and Public Relations Department, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, May 27-28.

DUCU, Cristian & Raluca Petrescu & Elena Bărcaru & Anamaria Vasile (2011), Can Ethical Dilemma Provide a Specific Mindset for Ethics Committee Members in Universities?; at the 2nd International Conference on Ethics and Professional Culture: “Meddling with other people’s work. Cross-disciplinary Approaches on Moral Conflicts and (Mis)Communication in Organizations”, Center for Applied Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, April 15-16.

NASTASE, Alexandru & Cristian Ducu & Toni Gibea & Alexandra Grigore & Oana Radu & Ana Mihai & Andreea Toma & Oana Hîrşeu & Irina Crăciun & Dana Cazacu & Andrei Orăşanu & Ioana Văcăraşu & Adina Burchiu & Alexandra Puescu & Eliza Dumitriu (2011), Communicating Ethical Norms in Corporate Environment; at the 2nd International Conference on Ethics and Professional Culture: “Meddling with other people’s work. Cross-disciplinary Approaches on Moral Conflicts and (Mis)Communication in Organizations”, Center for Applied Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, April 15-16.

ANGHEL, Iulia & Cristian Ducu & Delia Ivan & Alexandra Ionescu (2011), Moral Consulting in Romanian Health Care Institutions. Overcoming the Paternalism of the Medical Personnel; at the 2nd International Conference on Ethics and Professional Culture: “Meddling with other people’s work. Cross-disciplinary Approaches on Moral Conflicts and (Mis)Communication in Organizations”, Center for Applied Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, April 15-16.


2010

DUCU, Cristian & Georgiana Ciobanu (2010), Câteva reflecţii asupra metodelor (euristice) simple de decizie etică [Some Reflections on Simple (Heuristic) Ethical Decision Making Methods]; at “Applied Ethics Workshops”, Research Centre in Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, November 11.

DUCU, Cristian & Iulia Anghel & Oana Radu (2010), Pot face diferenţa normele morale în spitalele româneşti? [Can Moral Norms Make the Difference in Romanian Hospitals?]; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2010, 3rd ed.: “Legislating Ethics”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 29-30.

DUCU, Cristian & Georgiana Ciobanu & Raluca Enescu (2010), Eficacitatea codurilor universitare de etică. O problemă neluată în seamă [The Effectiveness of the University Codes of Ethics. A Left-Over Issue]; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics 2010, 3rd ed.: “Legislating Ethics”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 29-30.

DUCU, Cristian (2010), Ecotopia şi alte iluzii ale responsabilităţii sociale corporative [Ecotopy and Other Illusions regarding Corporate Social Responsibility]; at the “Public Debates on Applied Ethics”, Research Centre in Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, May 28.

DUCU, Cristian (2010), Tipuri de expertiză etică în organizaţii. O cartografiere a expertizei etice în contextul sistemelor de management al eticii [Types of Ethical Expertise in Organizations. A Map of Ethical Expertise in the Context of the Ethics Management Systems]; at the “Criza instituţională a filosofiei în sistemul educaţional românesc. Problematizări şi soluţii pentru ieşirea din criză” Symposium, European College Foundation, Cluj-Napoca, April 23.


2009

DUCU, Cristian & Iulia Anghel & Gabriela Ionaşcu & Violeta Toma (2009), An Empirical Research of Romanian HealthCare Ethics Committees; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics ’09: “Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Bucharest, October 30-31.

DUCU, Cristian (2009), Ethics & Compliance Officers’ Role and Moral Education in Business Organization; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics ’09: “Ethics Committees and Other Ethical Tools”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 30-31.


2008

DUCU, Cristian (2008), The Role and Responsibilities of Ethics & Compliance Officers in Organizations; at the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics ’08: “Ethical Management, Corporate Strategy, and Sustainable Development”, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 30-31.


2007

DUCU, Cristian (2007), The Role of the Ethics & Compliance Audit in Developing Internal Policies and Specific Ethical Codes; at the International Conference “Ethics and the Professional Culture. A Multi-Disciplinary Approach”, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, October 5-6.


2006

DUCU, Cristian (2006), J.S. Mill’s Arguments for Non-Intervention; at the “John Stuart Mill. 1806-2006” International Conference, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, November 3-4.

DUCU, Cristian (2006), St. Thomas Aquinas on Dreaming; at Colloque international “Le Rêve médiévale et ses métamorphoses”, Centre d’Études Mevievales, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, October 27-28.

DUCU, Cristian (2006), Two Concepts of Happiness in Aristotle and Aquinas; at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, July 4.

DUCU, Cristian (2006), The Concept of Happiness in Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on “Nicomachean Ethics”; at the “Aurelian Sacerdoţeanu Lecture in Medieval Studies”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, March 30.


2005

DUCU, Cristian (2005), Plotinus on Eudaimonia: his criticism of the Aristotelian point; at the “Colloquium Plotinus 204/205-2005”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, November 12.


2004

DUCU, Cristian (2004), Between Holocaust and Jihad: two similar violence phenomena; at the “Violence and Holocaust” Symposium, University of Bucharest, Center of Hebrew Studies “Goldstein Goren”, Bucharest, November 11.


2003

DUCU, Cristian (2003), ‘Auctoritas’ and Human Knowledge according to Thomas Aquinas; “Studia Mediaevalia Colloquium, II-a: «The Problem of Knowledge in the High Middle Ages»”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, December 13-14.

DUCU, Cristian (2003), Some Remarks on the Problem of Authority (Auctoritas) in Medieval Latin Texts; at the “Studia Mediaevalia Colloquium, I-a: «Miscellanea Mediaevalia»”, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy, Bucharest, April 11.