Sigurđur Kristinsson, Curriculum Vitae

 

University of Akureyri, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Reynivellir 8

600 Akureyri

600 Akureyri

Iceland

Iceland

Phone: 466-3937

Phone: 460-8651

Updated: December 2018

e-mail: sigkr@unak.is

 

 

Professional employment

2012-               Professor, University of Akureyri.

2016-18           Program coordinator, Psychology, University of Akureyri.

2008-2013       Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri.

2008-2014       Deputy rector, University of Akureyri.

2007-2008       Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Law, University of Akureyri.

2006-2007       Deputy Dean, Faculty of Social Science and Law, University of Akurey.

2006-2007       Program coordinator, Modern Studies, University of Akureyri.

2005-2012       Associate Professor, University of Akureyri.

2000-2005       Assistant Professor, University of Akureyri.

2000-2005       Program coordinator, Modern Studies, University of Akureyri.

1996-2000       Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

1995-1996       Senior TA, Cornell University.

1991-1994       TA, Cornell University.

1989-1990       Staff researcher at the Ethics Institute, University of Iceland.

1988-1990       Part time teacher, Icelandic Commercial College.

 

University Education

1996                Ph.D. in Philosophy, Cornell University (USA). Thesis: The Nature and Value of Individual Autonomy. Adviser: Allen W. Wood

1993                M.A. in Philosophy, Cornell University.

1989                B.A. in Philosophy (major) and History (minor), University of Iceland. Thesis: Aristotle‘s Theory of Friendship. Adviser: Mikael M. Karlsson.

1988-89           Study toward the teacher certificate, University of Iceland.

 

Professional development

2007-2012       Several short courses in aspects of leadership, administration, administrative law, etc.

 

Areas of Specialization:     Ethical theory, bioethics, professional ethics, research ethics.

Areas of Competence:       Political philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of education.

Other Teaching Areas:      Critical thinking, history of ethics, formal and informal logic, research methods.

 

Teaching experience

2000-               University of Akureyri: Bioethics (nursing, occupational therapy, psychology), Professional ethics (law, police studies), Ethical and legal aspects of journalism, Media Critique/Media Literacy (journalism), Ethics and controversial contemporary issues (modern studies), Ethics for teachers (education) The social contract – introduction to political philosophy (modern studies); Critical thinking (modern studies, journalism), Methods in learning and research, Concept analysis as a qualitative method (master level), Philosophy of education (education).

University of Iceland: Introduction to ethics

1996-2000       University of Missouri St. Louis: Approaches to Ethics, Bioethics, Critical Analysis, Formal Logic, Friendship, Autonomy and Moral Theory.

1995-1996       Cornell University: Friendship, Autonomy and Moral Theory.

1991-1994       Cornell University: TA for  Introduction to Philosophy, Health Care Ethics, Formal Logic.

1988-1990                Icelandic Commercial Commerse: Ancient and Medieval world history.

 

Supervision (completed)

Undergraduate thesis    Master‘s thesis            PhD                 PhD opponent

12                                2                                                         2

External examiner of 5 Master‘s theses

 

Involvement in doctoral education

2016          Opponent at a Ph.D. defense at the Department of History and Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Iceland. Thesis author and title: Heidrun Wulfekühler, The Ethical Purpose of Social Work.

2015          Opponent at a Ph.D. defense at the Department of History and Philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Iceland. Thesis author and title: Jón Ásgeir Kalmansson, The Ethics of Attention: An Investigation of the Role of Attention and Imagination in Moral Life.

 

Grants and awards

2018                Icelandic Research Council (Rannís). Universities and Democracy: A Critical Analysis of the Civic Role and Function of Universities in a Democracy: 13.262.000 ISK for 2018, 55.548.000 ISK total for 2018-2020 (Ca. 410.000 EUR).

2017                University of Akureyri Research Fund. Democratic Role of Universities: 700.000 ISK.

2012                University of Akureyri Research Fund. Public Role of Universities: 875,000 ISK.

2009                University of Akureyri Research Fund. Statistical data bases for students and researchers: 1,000,000 ISK.

2005-2006       Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden.

2002-2004       Participation in the interdisciplinary research project ELSAGEN (Ethical Legal and Social Aspects of Human Genetic Databases), funded by The European Commission. Parallel participation in The Ethics of Genetic and Medical Information, funded by NorFA (Nordisk Forskeruddanningsakademi).

1999-2000       Fellowship from the Center for International Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

1999                Research Award from University of Missouri-St.Louis.

1997-2000       O-Visa status ("Outstanding Scholar") in the U.S.A.

1997                Project grant from the Icelandic Research Council (Rannís).

1997                Summer grant form the University of Missouri-St.Louis.

1994-1995       Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship (Woodrow Wilson institute).

1993-4             Susan Linn Sage Graduate Fellowship, Cornell University.

1991-1994       Summer Fellowship, Cornell University (four times).

1990                Fulbright grant to pursue Ph.D. studies in the United States.

 

Reviewer for journals and books

Barn – tidsskrift om barneforskning

Bioethics

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

The Ethics and Governance of Human Genetic Databases: European Perspectives. Vilhjálmur Árnason, Garđar Árnason, Ruth Chadwick, Matti Hayry (Eds.) Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Health Care Analysis

Journal of Applied Philosophy

Journal of Ethics

Netla

Ritiđ, tímarit Hugvísindastofnunar

Samtíđ – Tímarit um menningu og samfélag

Science and Engineering Ethics

TUM – Tímarit um uppeldi og menntun

Uppeldi og menntun

 

Service

Current:

2017-         Member of the Nordic Committee for Bioethics, nominated by Rannís, appointed by NordForsk.

2016-         Permanent member of the Evaluation and Promotion Committee for the School of Humanities, University of Iceland. Appointed by the UI University Council.

2014-         Chair of the University of Akureyri Evaluation Committee (assessing qualification for academic positions). Appointed by the UNAK University Council.

2013-         Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities (Samband íslenskra sveitarfélaga). Appointed by the Association Board.

2011-         Member of the Akureyri Hospital Ethics Committee. Appointed by the University of Akureyri. Committee Secretary.

Completed:

2018          Member of Prime Minister’s working group to restore trust in Icelandic politics and government.

2017-18     Chair of the Curriculum and Credit-transfer Committee for the Faculty of Social Science and Law, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri.

2014-18     Chair of the Board of the Akureyri Culture Society (ACS, Menningarfélag Akureyrar-MAk), appointed by the Town of Akureyri. ACS runs a Symphony orchestra (SinfoniaNord), professional theatre company (Leikfélag Akureyrar) and a concert and conference venue (Hof).

2010-14     Project management of the Icelandic Public Universities Network: Working group for the implementation of a common quality framework for students and teaching.

2013-2015 Consulting committee for the Quality Board for Icelandic Universities. Back-up member, appointed by the Minster of Education and Culture.

2014          Member of an ad hoc evaluation committee for assessing the qualification of applicants for an assistant professor position at the University of Iceland, School of Education.

2013-2016 Back-up member of the Evaluation and Promotion Committee for the School of Humanities, University of Iceland. Appointed by the UI University Council.

2013-2016 External examiner for MA-theses at the Department of history and philosophy, School of Humanities, University of Iceland.

2013-2014 Member of the Expert panel for the humanities, Icelandic Research Council.

2013-2014 Working group for the University Quality Board’s Institutional Review for the University of Akureyri.

2013          Chair of an ad hoc evaluation committee for assessing the qualification of applicants for the position of Fridthjof Nansen Professor in Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri.

2012-2015 Member of the Committee for furthering the Bologna-process in Iceland. Appointed by the Minister of Education and Culture.

2012-2015 Member of a Working group commissioned to prepare legislation of altruistic surrogacy in Iceland. Appointed by the Minister of Welfare.

2012          Member of an ad hoc evaluation committee for assessing the qualification of applicants for a position of specialist at the University of Iceland, School of Humanities.

2012          Chair of an ad hoc evaluation committee for assessing the qualification of applicants for the position of Fridthjof Nansen Professor in Arctic Studies at the University of Akureyri.

2012          Member of a working group to review university regulations on the committee for evaluation, hiring and promotion of academic staff at the University of Akureyri. Appointed by rector.

2011-12     Member of a working group for the University of Akureyri Strategic plan for 2012-2017.

2010-13     Back-up member of the Evaluation and Promotion Committee for the School of Humanities, University of Iceland. Appointed by the UI University Council.

2010-11     Consultation work on research ethics for the Icelandic Research Council.

2010          Consultation work on research ethics in the humanities and social sciences for the European Council.

2009-10     Chair of the working group for self-assessment, Department of Law, University of Akureyri.

2007-8       Chair of a working group for drafting a code of ethics for the University of Akureyri. Appointed by the University Council.

2007-         Back-up member of the Icelandic language committee, appointed by the University of Akureyri.

2007          Member of a working group on the quality and quantity of research at the University of Akureyri.

2007          Member of a working group on the quality of teaching at the University of Akureyri.

2006          Chair of an ad hoc evaluation committee for assessing the qualification of applicants for a position of assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland.

2006          Member of a working group on the merger of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Law and Social Science at the University of Akureyri. Appointed by the University Council.

2005          Member of a working group for the establishment of a quality framework for the University of Akureyri.

2005          Executive work for the Cooperative Council of Icelandic University Rectors, on establishing a common statement on academic and institutional freedom.

2004-5       Member of a working group for establishing ethics review for research at the University of Akureyri. Appointed by the rector.

2003          Member of a working group for drafting a code of ethics for the University of Iceland. Appointed by the rector of UI.

2003-7       Academic appointment committee and curriculum committee, Faculty of law and social science, University of Akureyri.

2003-5       Elected member of the board of the Academic Staff Union, University of Akureyri.

2001          Chair of working group on rules for the registration and handling of private information at the University of Akureyri.

2001-6       Back-up member of a Special government research fund for cultural and religious heritage studies.

2001-3       Curriculum and assessment committee, Faculty of Education, University of Akureyri.

2000          Chair of a working group for evaluating studies at the Akureyri School of Visual Art.

1999-2000 Member of the Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Committee, University of Missouri St. Louis.

 

Conferences organized

Bioethical perspectives on new developments in non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Session organized by the Nordic committee on bioethics (NCBio), at the World Medical Association conference on medical ethics, Reykjavík, October 3, 2018. Involvement: Chair of the NCBio working group for this event.

 

Lifestyle diseases: Whose responsibility? Two-day seminar organized by the Nordic committee on bioethics (NCBio), at the University of Helsinki, June 11-12, 2018. Involvement: Member  of the NCBio working group for this event.

 

Reasonably Autonomous Persons: Rationality, Neutrality, and the Self. Jointly held by the University of Missouri-St.Louis and Washington University in St. Louis. March 20-21, 1999. Co-organizer: Joel Andersson.

 

Leading One's Own Life: Autonomy, Identity, and the Good. Jointly held by the University of Missouri-St.Louis and Washington University in St. Louis. March 15, 1997. Co-organizer: Joel Andersson.

 

Publications

 

Peer reviewed articles and book chapters

2018  Eru stjórnmál í eđli sínu ósiđleg? Um greiningu Páls Skúlasonar á siđferđisvanda íslenskra stjórnmála. Hugur 29, bls.111-127. [Are politics essentially immoral? On Páll Skúlason‘s account of moral problems in Icelandic politics].

2017 Journalistic professionalism in Iceland: A framework for analysis and assessment (Birgir Guđmundsson and Sigurđur Kristinsson). Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. DOI: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1464884917695416.

2016  Legalizing altruistic surrogacy in response to evasive travel? An Icelandic proposal. Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online (2016) 3, 109-119. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbms.2016.12.003.

2014. Samfélagslegt hlutverk háskóla – kostun í íslenskum háskólum. Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla 10 (2): 473-498. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13177/irpa.a.2014.10.2.14 (Sigurđur Kristinsson, Trausti Ţorsteinsson og Hjalti Jóhannesson). [Public role of universities: sponsorship in Icelandic universities]

2014. The Essence of Professionalism. Ethical Educational Leadership (ed. Christopher M. Branson og Steven Jay Ross). London, Routledge.

2013. Ađ verđskulda traust: Um siđferđilegan grunn fagmennsku og starf kennara. Skólastarf í ljósi fagmennsku (ed. Guđm. H. Frímannson, Rósa Eggertsdóttir og Rúnar Sigţórsson). Reykjavík, Háskólaútgáfan. [Merited trust: On the ethical grounds of professionalism and the work of teachers]

2013. Siđfrćđi rannsókna og siđanefndir. In Sigríđur Halldórsdóttir (ed.), Handbók í ađferđafrćđi rannsókna (bls. 71-88). Akureyri: Háskólinn á Akureyri. (Endurskođuđ útgáfa greinar sem birtist í fyrri útgáfu, 2003). [Research ethics and ethics committees. Revised chapter in a handbook on research methods]

2012. Samfélagslegt hlutverk háskóla. Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla 8 (281- 302).  https://doi.org/10.13177/irpa.a.2014.10.2.14. (Trausti Ţorsteinsson, Sigurđur Kristinsson og Hjördís Sigursteinsdóttir). [Public role of universities]

2011. Hvađa máli skiptir upplýst samţykki? Siđfrćđi í samfélag (ritstj. Salvör Nordal og Vilhjálmur Árnason), bls. 189-206. Reykjavík, Háskólaútgáfan. [The significance of informed consent]

2009  The Belmont Report’s Misleading Conception of Autonomy. Virtual Mentor: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics 11(8):611-616. http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2009/08/jdsc1-0908.html

2007. Er byggjandi á einstaklingseđlinu? Hugsađ međ Mill (ritstj. Róberg H. Haraldsson, Salvör Nordal og Vilhjálmur Árnason), bls. 39-52. Reykjavík, Háskólaútgáfan. [Mill on Individualism]

2007. Autonomy and Informed Consent: A Mistaken Association? Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 10(3): 253-264. http://www.springerlink.com/content/lj836167278214g8/

2007. Informed Consent and Human Population Database Research. The Ethics and Governance of Human Population Databases (ritsj. Vilhjálmur Árnason, Garđar Árnason, Ruth Chadwick, Matti Hayry), Cambridge University Press. Međhöfundur: Vilhjálmur Árnason.

2006. The Rationalist of Aquino: Rescuing Aquinas from Intellective Determinism. Nordicum-Mediterraneum 1 (mars). Ritrýnt veftímarit á slóđinni http://nome.unak.is/nome2/issues/current/aquinas.html

2005. Leiđsögn og eftirlit međ siđferđi í félagsvísindalegum rannsóknum á fólki: Hvers vegna og hvernig? Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VI (ritstj. Úlfar Hauksson). Reykjavík, Háskólaútgáfan. [Ethics governance in social science]

2005. Siđfrćđikenning Páls Skúlasonar. Hugsađ međ Páli (ritstj. Salvör Nordal og Vilhjálmur Árnason), bls. 97-108. Reykjavík, Háskólaútgáfan. [Páll Skúlason‘s ethical thought]

2004. Does broad consent legitimate research? Blood and data (ristj. Garđar Árnason, Salvör Nordal og Vilhjálmur Árnason), bls. 111-120. Reykjavík, Siđfrćđistofnun.

2003. Ađ vera sjálfum sér trúr. Heimspekimessa: Ritgerđir handa Mikael M. Karlssyni prófessor sextugum (ristj. Kristján Kristjánsson og Logi Gunnarsson), bls. 247-260. Reykjavík, Háskólaútgáfan. [Being true to oneself]

2003. Siđfrćđi rannsókna og siđanefndir. Handbók í ađferđafrćđi og rannsóknum í heilbrigđisvísindum (ritstj. Sigríđur Halldórsdóttir og Kristján Kristjánsson), bls. 161-180. Akureyri, Háskólinn á Akureyri. [Research ethics and ethics committees. Chapter in a handbook on research methods]

2001. Alţjóđleg frćđi á íslensku? Skírnir 175(vor), bls. 180-194. [The Icelandic language at Icelandic universities]

2001. Kenning og starf í starfsmenntun. Uppeldi og menntun 9, bls. 145-155. [Theory and practice in vocational education]

2000. Sjálfrćđi, löngun og skynsemi. Hvers er Siđfrćđin Megnug? (ritstj.Jón Kalmansson), bls. 93-115. Reykjavík, Siđfrćđistofnun. [Autonomy, desire, rationality]

2000. The Limits of Neutrality: Toward a Weakly Substantive Account of Individual Autonomy. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30(2):257-286.

1993. Skyldur og ábyrgđ starfsstétta. Erindi siđfrćđinnar (ritstj. Róbert H. Haraldsson), bls. 131-150. Reykjavík, Siđfrćđistofnun. [Professional duties and responsibilities]

1989. Vinátta og réttlćti í siđfrćđi Aristótelesar. Hugur, tímarit um heimspeki. [Friendship and justice in Aristotle‘s ethics]

 

Books

1991. Siđareglur: greining á siđareglum ásamt skráđum siđareglum íslenskra starfsstétta. Reykjavík, Siđfrćđistofnun. [Codes of Ethics: Analysis and collection of Icelandic professional codes]

 

Other articles and book chapters

2015. Icelandic Journalists and the Question of Professionalism. Nordicum Mediterraneum 10(1). http://nome.unak.is/wordpress/volume-10-no-1-2015/c88-conference-paper/icelandic-journalists-the-question-of-professionalism/. [With Birgir Guđmundsson. Conference proceeding].

2014. Framlag Mikaels M. Karlssonar til heimspeki á Íslandi og til Háskólans á Akureyri. Nordicum Mediterraneum 9(2). http://nome.unak.is/nm-marzo-2012/vol-9-no-2-2014. [Conference proceeding]

2010. Bolognaferliđ og Háskólinn á Akureyri. Uppeldi og menntun, 19(1-2):205-209. Ásamt Sigrúnu Magnúsdóttur. [The Bologna process and the University of Akureyri]

2007. Authenticity, Identity, and Fidelity to Self. Hommage ŕ Wlodek. Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz. Ed. T. Rřnnow-Rasmussen, B. Petersson, J. Josefsson & D. Egonsson. www.fil.lu.se/hommageawlodek (Full text)

2007. Hvađ er farsćl öldrun? Öldrun 25, bls. 8-11. [What is successful aging?]

2001. Verkefni siđanefndar Prestafélags Íslands. Kirkjuritiđ 67, 1, apríl 2001, bls. 23-27. [The task of the ethics committee of the association for religious officers in Iceland]

1990. Bújörđin Laugarvatn. Árnesingur: Tímarit Sögufélags Árnesinga. [Icelandic history]

1990. Hvers vegna fluttist biskupsstóll frá Skálholti til Reykjavíkur? Árnesingur: Tímarit Sögufélags Árnesinga. [Icelandic history]

1989. Sögukaflar: Nokkrir fróđleiksmolar um fornar ţjóđir. Námsefni í mannkynssögu fyrir Verzlunarskóla Íslands. (Međhöfundur: Árni Hermannsson). [Teaching material, world history]

 

Theses

1996. The Nature and Value of Individual Autonomy. Ph.D. thesis in philosophy. Cornell University, Graduate School. Adviser: Allen W. Wood.

1989  Vináttukenning Aristótelesar [Aristotle’s Theory of Friendship] BA-thesis in philosophy. University of Iceland, 1989. Adviser: Mikael M. Karlsson.

 

Translations

2003. Markmiđ og skipulag háskóla (höf. Páll Skúlason og Nigel Dower). Heimspekimessa: Ritgerđir handa Mikael M. Karlssyni professor sextugum (ristj. Kristján Kristjánsson og Logi Gunnarsson), bls. 29-41. Reykjavík, Háskólaútgáfan. [The aims and structure of universities]

 

Book Reviews

2014  Hugleiđingar um Farsćlt líf, réttlátt samfélag. Hugur 26 (246-253).

 

Reports

2018  Efling trausts á stjórnmálum og stjórnsýslu: Skýrsla starfshóps forsćtisráđherra. [Building Trust in Politics and Government: Report from Prime Minister’s Working Group]. Ásamt Jóni Ólafssyni, Ólöfu Emblu Eyjólfsdóttur, Páli Ţórhallssyni, Rögnu Árnadóttur og Oddi Ţorra Viđarssyni.

2015  Leiđbeiningar um gerđ siđareglna og hlutverk siđanefndar. Siđanefnd Sambands íslenskra sveitarfélaga. [A guide for forming a code of ethics and the role of the Ethics Committee. Icelandic Association of Local Authorities].

2014  Reflective Analysis – University of Akureyri. Sjálfsmatsskýrsla vegna gćđaúttektar HA 2014. Höfundarverk stýrihóps. [Self-assessment report in connection with institutional review]

2010  Legal Education at the University of Akureyri: Self-Assessment Report. Ásamt Sigrúnu Magnúsdóttur, Timothy Murphy, Rachael Johnstone, Ágústi Ţór Árnasyni, Davíđ Birki Tryggvasyni, Gunnţóru Erlingsdóttur og Jónu Benný Kristjánsdóttur.

2005  Eftirlit međ siđferđi í rannsóknum á mönnum viđ Háskólann á Akureyri / Ethics Review of Research Involving Human Subjects at the University of Akureyri (ásamt Ninu Colwill) [Human subject research governance at the University of Akureyri]

2000 Skýrsla matsnefndar um nám í sérnámsdeildum Myndlistaskólans á Akureyri (ásamt Kristjáni Kristjánssyni og Stefáni Jónssyni).  [Review of study programs at the Akureyri School of Visual Art]

2000 Íslenska krabbameinsverkefniđ: Nokkur siđferđileg álitamál (ásamt Guđmundi H. Frímannssyni). Unniđ ađ beiđni líftćknifyrirtćkisins Urđar, Verđandi, Skuldar. [Ethical issues in genetic cancer research]

 

Presentations

 

2018  Mannréttindi og siđferđi. Ráđstefna um mannréttindi í tilefni 70 ára afmćlis Mannréttindayfirlýsingar Sameinuđu ţjóđanna. Háskólanum á Akureyri, 10. desember

2018  Siđareglur blađamanna og samanburđur viđ ađrar siđareglur. Erindi flutt á málstofunni Blađamennska á tímamótum. Ţjóđarspegill, HÍ, 26. október.

2018  Háskólar og lýđrćđi. Erindi flutt á málstofunni Lýđrćđishlutverk háskóla, Ţjóđarspegill, HÍ 26. október. Ásamt Önnu Ólafsdóttur.

2018  Should altruistic surrogacy be legalized in Iceland? Presented at Qualitative Research in Childbearing and Neonatal Care – new beginnings. Research seminar and workshop of ChildBearing – Qualitative Research Network. Akureyri, September 27-28.

2018  Hvers vegna ćttu háskólanemar ađ leggja stund á siđfrćđi? Erindi á Félagsvísindatorgi, Háskólanum á Akureyri, 28. febrúar.

2018  Siđferđi í stjórnmálum. Erindi á málţinginu „Konur upp á dekk“: Hagnýt frćđsla og samrćđuţing um stjórnmál. AkureyrarAkademían, Jafnréttisstofa og JCI sproti. Akureyri, 27. janúar.

2017  Hvernig býr dygđasiđfrćđi hjúkrunarnema undir persónumiđađa umönnun? Flutt á ráđstefnunni Geđshrćringar, skapgerđ, sjálf og frelsi, Háskóla Íslands, 29. apríl. [Virtue Ethics and Person-Centered Care in Nursing Education].

2016  Tjáningarfrelsi og ábyrgđ fagstétta. Erindi á málţingi Siđmenntar, Tjáningarfrelsi og hatursorđrćđa, Akureyri, 1. október. [Freedom of expression and professional responsibility].

2016  Reisn og virđing viđ lífslok. Erindi á málţinginu Líknarţjónusta á Norđurlandi – ţróun og framtíđarsýn. Akureyri, 30. september. [Dignity and respect at the end of life].

2016  A Virtue-based Approach to Teaching Person-centered Care in Nursing Education. Presented at the conference Character and Virtue in the Professions, University of Birmingham, June 2-4. Ásamt Kristínu Ţórarinsdóttur og Hafdísi Skúladóttur.

2016  Akademískt frelsi – viđhorf og skođanir íslenskra háskólakennara. Erindi á ráđstefnunni Hugsun og veruleiki – ráđstefna um heimspeki Páls Skúlasonar. Háskóla Íslands, 27.-28. maí. Ásamt Guđmundi Heiđari Frímannssyni. [Academic freedom – attitudes and beliefs of Icelandic university teachers]

2016  Eru stjórnmála í eđli sínu ósiđleg? Erindi á ráđstefnunni Hugsun og veruleiki – ráđstefna um heimspeki Páls Skúlasonar. Háskóla Íslands, 27.-28. maí. [Are politics essentially immoral?]

2016  Á ađ aflétta banni viđ stađgöngumćđrun á Íslandi? Erindi á 10. Ráđstefnunni um íslenska ţjóđfélagsfrćđi, Háskólanum á Akureyri, 21. maí. [Should the ban on surrogacy be lifted?]

2016  Samband rannsakanda og međrannsakanda/ţátttakanda í eigindlegum rannsóknum. Erindi á Eigindlegu samrćđuţingi, Háskólanum á Akureyri, 16. apríl. Ásamt Ástríđi Stefánsdóttur [The researcher-participant relationship in qualitative research]

2016  Ćtti Alţingi ađ samţykkja lög um stađgöngumćđrun í velgjörđarskyni? Erindi á frćđafundi Guđbrandsstofnunar, Háskólanum á Hólum, 26. janúar. [Should Alţingi pass legislation on altruistic surrogacy?]

2015  Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): Siđferđilegar spurningar. Erindi hjá Mannerfđafrćđifélagi Íslands, 29. september. [NIPT – ethical issues]

2015  Surrogacy in Iceland: Legal developments and ethical issues. Between Policy and Practice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Equitable Access to Health Care. Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland, July 5-7. (Poster presentation).

2015  Hlutverk háskóla í íslensku samfélagi. Hvađ búa eiginlega margar ţjóđir í ţessu litla landi? 9. ráđstefnan um íslenska ţjóđfélagiđ, Háskólasetri Vestfjarđa 17.-18. apríl. [The role of universities in Icelandic society].

2015  Nokkur atriđi í siđfrćđi eigindlegra rannsókna. Eigindlegt samrćđuţing, Háskólanum á Akureyri 13. apríl. Ásamt Guđmundi Heiđari Frímannssyni. [Ethical issues in qualitative research.]

2015  Ađstćđubundiđ sjálfrćđi og öldrun. Erindi hjá Öldrunarfrćđafélagi Íslands, 26. febrúar. [Relational autonomy and ageing].

2015  Siđferđileg álitamál í starfi kjörinna fulltrúa. Frćđsluerindi á vegum Sambands íslenskra sveitarfélaga, flutt í bćjarstjórn Hafnarfjarđar 17. febrúar. [Ethical issues in municipal government]

2014  Er til fagstétt ţeirra sem mennta kennara? (ásamt Önnu Kristínu Sigurđardóttur, Kristínu Valsdóttur, Sigurjóni Mýrdal og Svandísi Ingimundardóttur). Opnunarerindi Menntakviku 2014, Menntavísindasviđi Háskóla Íslands, 3. október. [Do teacher educators constitute a profession?]

2014  Blađamenn sem fagstétt (ásamt Birgi Guđmundssyni). Flutt á 8. ráđstefnunni um íslenska ţjóđfélagiđ: Norđan viđ hrun, sunnan viđ siđbót. Háskólanum á Hólum, 16. maí. [Jounalism as a profssion]

2014  Virđing fyrir tilfinningum. Erindi flutt í Glerárkirkju á föstudaginn langa, 18. apríl. [Respect for emotions]

2014  Kennaramenntendur sem fagstétt. Ađalfyrirlestur á Vorráđstefnu Miđstöđvar skólaţróunar. Háskólanum á Akureyri, 5. apríl. [Teacher educators as a profession]

2014  Virđing fyrir sjálfrćđi án ígrundunar. Flutt á Hugvísindaţingi, málstofu um hagnýtta heimspeki. Háskóla Íslands, 15. mars. [Respect for non-deliberative autonomy]

2013  Ađ verđskulda traust: Um siđferđilegan grunn fagmennsku og starf kennara. Flutt á málţingi í tilefni útgáfu bókarinnar Fagmennska í skólastarfi. Háskólanum á Akureyri, 24. ágúst. [Merited trust]

2013  Framlag Mikaels M. Karlssonar til heimspeki á Íslandi og til Háskólans á Akureyri. Flutt á Hvađ er siđferđi? Málstofa til heiđurs Mikael M. Karlssyni sjötugum. Háskólanum á Akureyri 19. apríl. [Mikael Karlsson‘s contribution to philosophy in Iceland and to the University of Akureyri]

2013  The Public Role of Universities – Survey among Icelandic Academics. Flutt á ráđstefnu Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA), Disruptions and eruptions as opportunities for transforming education, Reykjavík, 7.-9. mars.

2013  Endurskođun siđareglna: Hvers vegna og hvernig? Flutt á starfsdögum Ţroskaţjálfafélags Íslands. Reykjanesbć, 24. janúar. [Reviewing a code of ethics: Why and how?]

2013  Hugleiđingar um Farsćlt líf, réttlátt samfélag. Flutt á málţinginu Hugsađ međ Vilhjálmi: Málţing til heiđurs Vilhjálmi Árnasyni sextugum. Ţjóđminjasafni Íslands 11.-13. janúar. [On Árnason‘s Good life and just society]

2012  Kenning R. Dworkins um greiningu siđferđilegra hugtaka. Eigindlegt samrćđuţing 2012. Háskólanum á Akureyri, 24. nóvember. [Richard Dworkin on the analysis of moral concepts]

2012  Siđrćn forysta í skólum og sveitarstjórnum. Flutt á Námstefnu Skólastjórafélags Íslands og Sambands íslenskra sveitarfélaga: Forysta til framfara – árangursrík stjórnun grunnskóla. Akureyri, 12. október. [Ethical leadership in schools and local government]

2012  Samfélagslegt hlutverk háskóla. Flutt á Menntakviku, Háskóla Íslands, 5. október. [Public role of universities]

2012  School Leaders as Ethical Professionals. Flutt á Nordisk Ledarforum, árlegri ráđstefnu Nordiska Lärarorganisationers Samrĺd (NLS). Reykjanesbć, 4. september. 

2012  Fagmennska sem siđfrćđilegt hugtak. Flutt á vorráđstefnu Miđsöđvar skólaţróunar viđ Háskólann á Akureyri, 28. apríl. [Professionalism as an ethical concept]

2012  (međ Trausta Ţorsteinssyni og Hjördísi Sigursteinsdóttur) Samfélagslegt hlutverk háskóla. Flutt á ráđstefnunni Íslensk ţjóđfélagsfrćđi, Háskólanum á Akureyri 20. apríl. [Public role of universities]

2011  Fagmennska sem siđfrćđilegt hugtak. Flutt á ársfundi Siđfrćđistofnunar, Háskóla Íslands 9. desember. [Professionalism as an ethical concept]

2011  Educational Leaders as Ethical Professionals. Keynote lecture á ađalráđstefnu European Network for Improving Research and Development in Educational Leadership and Management (ENIRDELM), Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík 22.-24. september.

2011  Prospects for Kantian Bioethics. Flutt á ađalráđstefnu European Consortium for Political Research – 6th ECPR General Conference – Háskóla Íslands, Reykjavík 24.-27. ágúst.

2011  Siđareglur um vísindastarf – hvers má vćnta? Flutt á málţingi Rannís um siđareglur í íslensku vísindasamfélagi, Hótel Sögu 18. mars. [A code of research ethics]

2011  Stađgöngumćđrun – siđferđileg álitamál. Flutt á Jafnréttistorgi í Háskólanum á Akureyri 2. febrúar, í félagi viđ Ingibjörgu Elíasdóttur. [Surrogate motherhood – ethical issues]

2010  Siđfrćđi á krepputímum. Flutt 8. maí á fundi Skólameistarafélags Íslands. [Ethics in a time of crisis]

2010  Hruniđ og ábyrgđ fagstétta. Flutt 24. og 25. apríl á ráđstefnunni Eftir skýrsluna: Nćstu skref, í samvinnu Háskólans á Akureyri, Háskólans á Bifröst og Háskólans í Reykjavík. [The economic crisis and professional responsibility]

2010  Álitaefni viđ undirbúning löggjafar um vísindarannsóknir. Flutt 15. janúar á málţinginu Hamlar löggjöf rannsóknum á heilbrigđisvísindasviđi? á vegum Heilbrigđisráđuneytis, Mennta- og menningarmálaráđuneytis, Siđfrćđistofnunar HÍ og Heilbrigđisvísindasviđs HÍ. [Controversial issues in legislation on scientific research]

2009  Tilgangurinn međ upplýstu samţykki. Í fyrirlestraröđinni Siđfrćđi í samfélagi, á vegum Siđfrćđistofnunar Háskóla Íslands. Flutt 11. september. [The purposes of informed consent]

2009  ”Er Ísland bara fyrir Íslendinga?” Flutt á borgarafundi í Deiglunni á Akureyri 19. mars [Is Iceland only for Icelanders?]

2008  „Gamlar og góđar dygđir.“ Frćđsluerindi á vegum Akureyrarkirkju í fyrirlestraröđinni Mánudagar gegn mćđu; flutt í safnađarheimilinu 27. október. [Good old virtues]

2008  „Comments on Hume’s pride: Agency, attention and self-individuation.“ Gagnrýni á samnefndan fyrirlestur eftir Deborah Brown og Mark Hooper. Flutt á 35. ţingi Hume-félagsins (35th Hume Society Conference: Hume in Iceland), á Akureyri 6.-10. ágúst 2008.

2007  „Ţegnmenntun og frjálslynt lýđrćđi.“ Frćđsluerindi á starfsdegi Menntaskólans á Akureyri, 11. september. [Civic education and liberal democracy]

2007  „Upplýst samţykki fyrir međferđ og ţátttöku í rannsókn.“ Frćđsluerindi á vegum göngudeildar Fjórđungssjúkrahússins á Akureyri, 12. apríl. [Informed consent in therapy and research]

2006  „Hvađ er farsćl öldrun?” Flutt á frćđsludegi fyrir starfsfólk Akureyrarbćjar, 26. október. (áđur á málţinginu Farsćl öldrun í íslensku samfélagi, heilbrigđisdeild Háskólans á Akureyri, 15. apríl 2005) [What is successful aging?]

2006 „Er byggjandi á einstaklingseđlinu?“ Flutt á Málţingi um John Stuart Mill, Siđfrćđistofnun Háskóla Íslands, 23. september. [Mill on individuality]

2006  „Autonomy and informed consent: A mistaken association?“ Flutt á ráđstefnunni VIII Annual Symposium on Biomedicine, Ethics and Society: “Rethinking Informed Consent: The limits of autonomy”. Centre for Bioethics at Karolinska Institutet & Uppsala University, Sandhamn, Svíţjóđ, 13. júní.

2006  „Informed consent and autonomy“ Flutt á málţingi Norfa, Rethinking Informed Consent: The limits of autonomy, Sandhamn, Svíţjóđ, 11. júní.

2005  „Authenticity, identity, and fidelity to self“ Flutt í rannsóknarmálstofu heimspekideildar háskólans í Lundi, 2. desember.

2005  „Leiđsögn og eftirlit međ siđferđi í félagsvísindalegum rannsóknum á fólki: Hvers vegna og hvernig?“ Flutt á ráđstefnunni Ţjóđarspegillinn, Rannsóknir í félagsvísindum VI, Háskóla Íslands (félagsvísindadeild) 28. október. [Ethics governance in social science research]

2005  „Hvađ er farsćl öldrun?“ Flutt á málţinginu Farsćl öldrun í íslensku samfélagi, heilbrigđisdeild Háskólans á Akureyri, 15. apríl. [What is successful aging?]

2005  „Siđfrćđikenning Páls Skúlasonar“ Flutt á Pálsstefnu, ráđstefnu 8.-9. apríl í tilefni af sextugsafmćli Páls Skúlasonar, prófessors og rektors HÍ. [Páll Skúlason‘s ethical thought]

2004  “Authenticity and self-government: Separate or intertwined?” Flutt á málţinginu Personal Autonomy, viđ Universitat Zurich, Arbeits & Forschungsstelle fur Ethik, Zurich, Sviss, 29. október.

2004  “Freedom of Will and Intellective Determinism in Aquinas”, flutt á alţjóđlegri ráđstefnu um lögspeki Tómasar frá Akvínó, Háskólanum á Akureyri, 10. október.

2004  „Hvenćr er rannsókn siđferđilega réttlćtanleg?“ flutt á Samrćđuţingi um eigindlegar rannsóknir, Háskólanum á Akureyri, 17. September. [Ethically justified research]

2004  „Does broad consent legitimate research?“, flutt á alţjóđlegri ráđstefnu, Genetics and Health Care, í Háskóla Íslands, 25.-28. ágúst.

2003  „What is informed consent?“, flutt á málţingi ELSAGEN í Tartu, Eistlandi, 14.-15. maí.

2003  „Ađ vera sjálfum sér trúr“, flutt á Mikjálsmessu, alţjóđlegri heimspekiráđstefnu í Lögbergi, Háskóla Íslands, 28.-29. mars. [Being true to oneself]

2002  „Siđareglur kennara“, flutt á haustţingi Bandalags Kennara á Norđurlandi Eystra (BKNE) í Hrafnagilsskóla 19. ágúst. [Teachers‘ code of ethics]

2002  „Samţykkishugtakiđ“, flutt á ráđstefnunni Samţykki í vísindarannsóknum, í fundaröđ Siđfrćđistofnunar og skálholtsskóla: Siđferđileg álitamál í íslensku samfélagi, 4. maí. [The concept of consent]

2002  „Gildavćđing á nýrri öld“, flutt ađ beiđni Samstarfsnefndar framhaldsskólanna á Norđurlandi, á fundi međ fulltrúum nemenda og skólastjórnenda, Verkmenntaskólanum á Akureyri 27. febrúar. [Values in a new age]

2001  „Skimun og skađleysi“, flutt á opnu málţingi Siđfrćđistofnunar um greiningu erfđagalla á fósturstigi, 26. apríl 2001. Áđur flutt á helgarfundi um greiningu erfđagalla á fósturstigi, í fundaröđ Siđfrćđistofnunar og Skálholtsskóla: Siđferđileg álitamál í íslensku samfélagi, 25. nóvember 2000. [Prenatal screening and the harm principle]

2000  „Siđfrćđilegar vangaveltur um skimun“, flutt á Haustráđstefnu Miđstöđvar heilsuverndar barna í Reykjavík,  17. nóvember. [Ethical issues in screening]

2000  „Alţjóđleg frćđi á íslensku?“, flutt í Háskólanum á Akureyri á degi íslenskrar tungu, 16. nóvember. [The Icelandic language at Icelandic universities]

2000  „Fagskyldur í listum?“, flutt á ráđstefnunni Líf í listum, á vegum kennaradeildar Háskólans á Akureyri og Félags áhugamanna um heimspeki á Akureyri, 11. nóvember. [Do artists have professional responsibilities?]

2000  „Kenning og starf í starfsmenntun“ flutt á starfsdegi starfsfólks viđ Kennaraháskóla Íslands, 20. október. [Theory and practice in vocational education]

2000  „„Siđferđilegt getuleysi“ sem rök gegn nauđsynjatengslum siđadóma og breytni“, flutt á Hugvísindaţingi Háskóla Íslands, 14. október [Moral incapacity as an argument against motivational internalism]

2000  „Verkefni siđanefndar Prestafélags Íslands", flutt á almennum félagsfundi Prestafélags Íslands, 11. október. [Tasks of the ethics committee of religious officers]

2000  „Siđferđilegar forsendur forburđarskimunar“, flutt á Málţingi um fćđingafrćđi og kvensjúkdóma, á vegum Lćknafélags Akureyrar, Norđausturdeildar Félags íslenskra hjúkrunarfrćđinga og Norđurlandsdeildar Ljósmćđrafélags Íslands, 7. október. [Ethical grounds for prenatal screening]

2000  „Verk og vandi“, flutt á frćđslufundi Fjórđungssjúkrahúss Akureyrar fyrir heilbrigđisstarfsfólk, 21. September. [Practical difficulties in health care]

2000  Reply to James Stacey Taylor, "Privacy and Autonomy: A Reappraisal", at the annual Pacific Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association, 7. April.

2000  "Privacy, Informed Consent, and Genetic Research in Iceland", open lecture at the Center for the Humanities, University of Missouri St. Louis, 14. February.

1999  Reply to Halla Kim, "Kant's Problem of the Hidden Circle in the Foundations", presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Philosophical Association, 29. October.

1999  Reply to Michael Hodges and Thomas Crocker, "Wittgenstein and the problem of seeing", presented at the conference Knowledge and Normativity, at the Department of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University í Carbondale, 25.-26. March.

1998  "The Necessities of Will and Reason", presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Philosophical Association, October 17.

1998  "The Necessities of Will and Reason", presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, 1. April.

1997  "Substantive vs. Neutral Conceptions of Autonomy", invited presentation at the Department of Philosophy, University of Missori Columbia, 10. Oktober.

1997  "How to help others while respecting their autonomy: Moral issues facing the occupational therapist", presented at the Department of Occupational Therapy, Washington University in St. Louis, 12. September.

1997  "How are Autonomy and Rationality Related?" presented at the conference Leading One's Own Life: Autonomy, Identity, and the Good, Washington University in St. Louis, March 15.

1995-6 "Autonomy and Rationality: Beyond Conative Hierarchy," presented at the Department of Philosophy, Cornell University in November 1995 and at the Univ of Missori St. Louis, Univ of  New Mexico, Hofstra University and State Univ of North Carolina, January and 1996.

1993-5 Four presentations at the Thesis Workship at Cornell University, 1993-1995

1992  „Skyldur og ábyrgđ starfsstétta, “ flutt á málţingi Siđfrćđistofnunar um siđareglur í Odda, 11. janúar 1992. [Professional duties and responsibilities]

1990  „Vináttukenning Aristótelesar, “ flutt á vegum Félags áhugamanna um heimspeki í maí 1990. [Aristotle‘s theory of friendship]