Monday, March 26, 2007

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

IHEU - Appignani Center for Bioethics and The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies


Human Rights for the 21st Century:
Rights of the Person to Technological Self-Determination

May 11-13, 2007

Key-note 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.

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 extended deadline for the submission is April 25, 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 Email:
Or by Paypal (online) to
Registration forms and other details will be posted on: and at

NB: Accommodation 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:

Fifteen hotel rooms have been booked at Millenium UN Plaza Hotel New York, United Nations Plaza, 44th Street between First and Second Avenues, New York, NY, USA 10017-3575 Tel: 212 758 1234 fax: 212 702 5051 reservation: 866 866 8086 email: Please quote Conference name when booking. Read more:

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