Eligibility:

FASPE Technology and Design applicants must be actively pursuing a career in architecture, design, computer science, data science, engineering, and any related professions. Applicants must fit into one of the following two categories: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program in design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, computer science, statistics and applied math, electrical engineering, or a program in a closely related field at the time of their application, or 2) be working in a related field, with an undergraduate degree earned no earlier than May 2017 or a graduate degree no earlier than May 2019.


FASPE seeks Fellows who are about to embark on their career as professionals and are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings. FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community. All applications are welcome and reviewed.     

Description:  
FASPE is an intensive two-week fellowship trip in professional ethics and ethical leadership taking place in Berlin, Krakow, and Oswiecim (the location of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz). FASPE begins by examining the actions and choices of technologists and designers in enabling and executing Nazi policies. FASPE then draws on this historical example to help Design and Technology Fellows grapple with their role and responsibilities as designers of built environments and to encourage them to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing architects, engineers, designers, and other technologists today.

FASPE Design & Technology has developed its own curriculum of small group discussions, case studies, and lectures that are connected to the history and historical sites the program explores. Faculty leadership is provided by recognized academics, practicing professionals, historians and ethicists.      

Interdisciplinary work and exchanges are also a core component of the fellowship program and the FASPE alumni network. FASPE Design & Technology Fellows travel with FASPE Law and Business Fellows, allowing Fellows in each program to benefit from cross-disciplinary perspectives and discussions.     

FASPE Design & Technology is neither a Holocaust studies course nor a genocide prevention program. Rather, the curriculum is designed to challenge Fellows to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns for individual business professionals in the contemporary settings in which they work.      

FASPE seeks Fellows who are interested in engaging in discussions with their co-Fellows and faculty and who have the intellectual and emotional maturity to unpack difficult and controversial issues responsibly and respectfully in small group settings.

FASPE selects its Fellows on the basis of their academic background, personal and professional experiences, capacity for leadership and ability to contribute to the program and the alumni community.    All applications are welcome and reviewed.    

To learn more about FASPE Design & Technology, please visit the Design & Technology page under the Fellowships tab on the FASPE website.    


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