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The Institute and our partners held three conferences in 2010 and we have several more planned in 2011. To find out more and register please navigate to the conference pages below.

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Past conferences

[-] Global Health, Global Goods, and International Community

Public Lecture and Two Day Conference

1-3 June 2011

Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester

As part of this event, Professor Larry Gostin, from Georgetown University, will give a keynote public lecture entitled ‘Meeting Basic Survival Needs of the World’s Least Healthy People: Toward a Framework Convention on Global Health’.

The two-day conference will focus on issues in global health and questions concerning shared commitments within the international community. It will bring together leading experts from academia and policy, representing a broad diversity of disciplinary backgrounds and approaches.

Sessions to include:

  • Session 1 – Cosmopolitanism and Global Ethics
  • Session 2 – From the Public Interest to Global Goods
  • Session 3 – Needs, Obligations, and International Relations
  • Session 4 – International Health Obligations: From Words to Actions
  • Session 5 – Health and Human Rights

Confirmed speakers and panelists:

  • Mr Neil Allen, School of Law, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Solomon Benatar, Bioethics Centre, University of Cape Town
  • Professor Malcolm Dando, Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University
  • Dr Angus Dawson, Centre for Professional Ethics, Keele University
  • Dr Anne-Maree Farrell, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester
  • Mr Thomas Gebauer, Medico International, Germany
  • Professor Lawrence Gostin, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, School of Law, Georgetown University
  • Dr David Hall-Matthews, Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds
  • Professor Stephen Latham, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University
  • Professor Gorik Ooms, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
  • Ms Sadie Regmi, Universities Allied for Essential Medicine
  • Dr Catherine Rhodes, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester
  • Professor Doris Schroeder, Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, and Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Melbourne University
  • Professor John Sulston, Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation, The University of Manchester University
  • Dr Keith Syrett, School of Law, Bristol University
  • Professor Heather Widdows, Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, Birmingham University
  • Dr James Wilson, Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health, University College, London

Further information is available here: Global Health, Global Goods, and International Community

For queries contact: isei@manchester.ac.uk

[-] Greening Humanity: Science, Innovation, Ethics and the Green Economy

Athens, 14 – 16 October 2010

This event was sponsored by the Eugenides Foundation and looked at the relationship between sustainable development (Green Economy) and scientific innovation. This major international conference brought together the very best in business and academia to address this vital topic.

More information about this conference is available here:

Greening Humanity: Science, Innovation, Ethics and the Green Economy

[-] Beyond the body: Perspectives on Enhancement

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Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP)

Manchester, 9 -11 April 2010

This conference explored new bioethical, sociological, technological, and legal approaches to human enhancement. There was a particular emphasis on cybertechnologies and what it means to be a mechanised human. By approaching the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective including science, philosophy and sociology delegates and speakers discussed a wide range of themes encompassed by this subject. For more information on the conference, including summaries of the sessions, videolinks, and information on our speakers please see the conference pages. If you would like a copy of the DVD recording of the conference, please contact the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation at:

isei@manchester.ac.uk

[-] Humans and Other Animals: Challenging the Boundaries of Humanity

London, 11 – 12 June 2010

This two day conference was held at the Institute for Philosophy, who co-sponsored the event. A distinguished line up of speakers from the UK, Europe and America attended. For more information on this event, see:

Humans and Other Animals: Challenging the Boundaries of Humanity