Prof. Restrepo featured in CAS 150th Gitner Family Lecture: What does it mean to be human in the world of AI?

This year’s 2023 Gitner Family Lecture is titled “What does it mean to be human in the world of AI?” and features panelists Margarita Guillory, Associate Professor of Religion; Rachell Powell, Professor of Philosophy; Rachel Denison, Assistant Professor of Psychology & Brain Sciences; and Pascual Restrepo, Associate Professor of Economics.

The annual Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family College of Arts & Sciences Lecture is designed to highlight current CAS faculty members, in any field, whose teaching and research addresses topics of major importance for the broad interest and benefit of the BU community. It is held in the fall, usually in conjunction with Alumni Weekend.

Gerald Gitner (CAS ’66) graduated with a B.A. in History, cum laude, and was elected to Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society. Additionally, he has an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester, where he is a member of the Simon Advisory Board. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Boston University (serving as Trustee 1984-1996) and a current member of the CAS Dean’s Advisory Board and the Pardee School for Global Studies Dean’s Advisory Board. Gitner is a principal of Cross Continent Capital LLC, an investment company he co-founded. He serves as Chairman of Global Aero Holdings Ltd. and D. G. Associates, Inc., and has a long and varied career as an executive, including serving as Chairman and CEO Of Trans World Airlines, Inc. and Vice Chairman of Pan American World Airways. This lecture series was established by Gitner and his wife, Deanne. Gitner and his family have long been generous and engaged members of the Boston University community.

See more about Alumni Weekend and CAS’s 150th Celebration here.