Friday, February 02, 2007

Call for Papers, May 11-13, 2007 in NYC

IHEU - Appignani Center for Bioethics and The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies present:
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 University of Pennsylvania.

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Reception: Friday May 11, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Consulate General of Romania
200 E 38th St # 3
New York, NY 10016

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

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.

Paper presentations, for panel discussions, are welcome. The deadline for the submission is March 20, 2007 (12-15 pages). Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and considered for publication in the Journal of Evolution and Technology. Online registrations will be also available for those unable to attend the Conference (for those wishing to submit a paper for review and possible publication).The address for the submission of papers, registration fees (by check, payable to “IHEU”) or inquiries: IHEU, P.O. Box 4104 Grand Central Station New York, NY 10162

Phone: (212) 687 3324


Kelly Hills said...

Oooh, and it's nearby, AND I was already planning on being in NYC that Monday/Tuesday.

Tempting, tempting!

Kathryn Hinsch said...

If you are in town, I encourage everyone to attend Dr. Moreno's lecture. I just finished his book "Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense." Not only does Jonathan make a very dry subject meaningful by placing it in historical context, it also reads like a mystery novel as he tries to ferret out the truth behind the various government sponsored secret studies. Delightfully, his great sense of humor comes through and helps as you wade through the DARPA patrix. Read this, watch Minority Report and Gattaca and I promise, you'll be dreaming of robo-soldiers in no time.