World Commission on the Ethics of scientific knowledge and technology

The World Commission is meeting on 26 and 27 april in Brussels to review its policy recommendations of 2007.

Some suggestions so far are:
Systematic review of national and regional debates on comparative basis and look for common ground at global level

Further development of ethical guidelines

Traditional distinctions between bioethics and ethics of emerging technologies is artificial. It is necessary to bring these realms together on focus on issues, rather than on disciplines.

the question is also whether UNESCO should stick to nanotechnology or broaden to converging technologies or emerging technologies

About Rene von Schomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a philosopher and a STS specialist. He is currently Guest Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He holds Ph.D's from the University of Twente (NL) (Science and Technology Studies) and J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and has been with the European Commission since 1998, where he is now leading a team on Open Science. He is author/co-editor of 14 books, and establishing a global resource on Responsible Innovation. In july 2019, the 'International Handbook on Responsible Innovation. A global rescource' was published. The book brings together the work of 60 leading authors from all over the world. He is running a blog:
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1 Response to World Commission on the Ethics of scientific knowledge and technology

  1. Jeff Ubois says:

    It’d be great to hear what came out of the meeting in Brussels.


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