A Code of Social Responsibility for Mathematicians?

The Uppsala Code of Ethics for Scientists, drafted in 1984, listed the disciplines to which the code was meant to apply: natural sciences, medicine, social sciences, technology, law, and theology.  Mathematics was left out in that code, and again in the Toronto Resolution of 1991.   In the wake of  the crash of 2008 and the Snowden revelations of 2013, a growing number of mathematicians have come to believe that our profession also needs a code of social responsibility.

More to come.

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