Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology image

April 26-28, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Emerson Hall and Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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Wednesday, April 26 – Emerson Hall, Room 105

5:00 - 6:30 pm: Opening Panel

  • Chair: J. Benjamin Hurlbut (Arizona State University)

  • Anthony Appiah (NYU), George Church (HMS), Glenn Cohen (HLS), Sheila Jasanoff (HKS), Feng Zhang (Broad Institute)

Thursday, April 27 – Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street

8:45 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School)
  • J. Benjamin Hurlbut (Arizona State University

9:00 am: Panel 1: Human Life and Law: Autonomy, Rights, Integrity, Dignity

  • Chair: Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School)

  • John Paul Kimes (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith), Laurence Lwoff (Council of Europe), Gerald Neuman (Harvard Law School), O. Carter Snead (Notre Dame), Patricia Williams (Columbia)

10:30 am: Coffee Break

11:00 am: Panel 2: Scientific Possibilities, Concerns, and Responsibilities

  • Chair: Krishanu Saha (Wisconsin)

  • George Daley (HMS), Kevin Esvelt (MIT), William Hurlbut (Stanford), Rudolf Jaenisch (MIT), Duanqing Pei (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

12:30 pm: Lunch

2:00 pm: Panel 3: Mechanisms of Deliberation and Oversight

  • Chair: J. Benjamin Hurlbut (Arizona State University)

  • Françoise Baylis (Dalhousie University), Peter Mills (Nuffield Council, UK), Erik Parens (Hastings), Abha Saxena (WHO), Robert Truog (Harvard Medical School), Christiane Woopen (University of Cologne)

3:30 pm: Coffee Break

4:00 pm: Panel 4: What Role for Publics? 

  • Chair: Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School)

  • Kevin Finneran (NAS), Bryan Hehir (Harvard Kennedy School), Ben Hurlbut (ASU), Buhm Soon Park (KAIST, S. Korea), Rachel Salzman (Stop ALD), Tania Simoncelli (Broad Institute)

5:30 pm: Adjourn

Friday, April 28 – Museum of Comparative Zoology 101A, Agassiz Room, 26 Oxford Street

Open to speakers and invited participants only. 

9:00 am: Toward an International Forum: Constituting a Cosmopolitan Ethics

  • Roundtable: Elizabeth Bartholet (HLS), Gaymon Bennett (ASU), Kaushik Sunder Rajan (Chicago), Daniel Wikler (Harvard)

11:00 am: Coffee Break

11:30 am: Open Discussion:  Next Steps and Responsibilities


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This workshop was sponsored by the Program on Science, Technology, & Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and co-sponsored by the Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University with support from Templeton Religion Trust; the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund; the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and The Future Society.


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bioethics   health law policy   human rights