Human Rights for the 21st Century:
Rights of the Person to Technological Self-Determination
May 11-13, 2007
Keynote speaker: Jonathan D. Moreno
Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
Professor of Medical Ethics, History and Sociology of Science at the
. Universityof Pennsylvania
Location: Consulate General of
Location: 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor,
New York City
Many thanks to the Consulate General of Romania in NYC which offered the unusually delightful venue for our reception.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 human rights discourse.
The conference will address the role of emerging technologies and scientific progress in today's society, as well as their implications for humanists and 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, as well as emerging technologies and women’s rights.
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