Sponsors: IHEU- Appignani Humanist Center for Bioethics and Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
May 11-13, 2007
New York City
Cocktail Reception: Friday May 11, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Romanian Consulate, 200 East 38th Street
Conference: Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13, 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Location: 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York City, NY 10017
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The 2007 conference "Human Rights for the 21st Century: Rights of the Person to Technological Self-Determination" will focus on (a) human rights in the context of bodily autonomy as well as reproductive and cognitive liberties, (b) emerging biotechnologies which may contribute to the exercise of such rights, and (c) challenges to the ideas of human identity underlying some rights discourse.
The conference will address the various roles of emerging technologies and other products of scientific progress in today's society, as well as their implications for the pursuit of bioethics. Potential topics to be considered include nanotechnology in medical treatment, novel vaccines against addictive behaviors, Internet-enabled social networking and engineering, designer genetic engineering, novel transplantable tissue and organ generation, neuroscience and its application to medical advances, as well as reproductive science and women's rights. The conference intends to provide an open forum for interaction between various stakeholders in this debate, including those representing public, private, and international sectors.
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Moreno Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Registration fee of $60 (students: $30) includes attendance at the two-day conference. Cocktail reception is $15 extra.
Packages are available, on a first-come-first-serve basis, from the Pickwick Hotel, E 51st Street and Second Avenue. Tel: 212 355 0300, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics focuses on raising awareness of bioethical issues confronting the international community and developing and implementing an international program for lobbying. The Center is a new initiative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. IHEU holds a special consultative status with ECOSOC at the United Nations, a general consultative status with UNICEF and the Council of Europe as well as operational relations with UNESCO in Paris.
The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies examines the social implications of technological progress, promoting public policies that distribute the benefits and reduce the risks of accelerating innovation. The IEET is chaired by Dr. Nick Bostrom of Oxford University, and served by Dr. James Hughes of Trinity College (Hartford CT) as its Executive Director. The thirteen Fellows of the IEET span expertise from nanotechnology, neurotechnology, biotechnology and information science to bioethics, philosophy and health policy. The IEET publishes the Journal of Evolution and Technology and produces the Changesurfer radio show and podcast.
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The IEET is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization registered in the State of Connecticut in the United States.
East Coast Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
56 Daleville School Rd., Willington CT 06279 USA
Email: director @ ieet.org phone:
West Coast Contact: Managing Director, Hank Pellissier
425 Moraga Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611
Email: hank @ ieet.org