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 womenâ€™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.
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- Sponsors: IHEU- Appignani Humanist Center for Bioethics and Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
- Speakers: Jonathan Moreno Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
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- Event website: http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/rights2007
- Phone: (212) 687 3324