International Workshop on Genethics in East Asian and Western Contexts

Event date: 10-12 December 2007

Speakers:
From the UK:
Udo Schuklenk, Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University; Janet Radcliffe-Richards, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford; Mark Sheehan, James Martin Research Fellow, Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences, University of Oxford; Rebecca Roache, James Martin Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford; Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics and Director of the Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences, Oxford University
S. Matthew Liao, Deputy Director and James Martin Senior Research Fellow, Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences, University of Oxford

From the US:
Allen Buchanan, Professor of Philosophy, Duke University; Agnieszka Jaworska, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

From Sweden:
Ingmar Persson, Professor of Philosophy, Gothenborg University

From Hong Kong:
Ping-cheung Lo, Director, Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; 
Jonathan Chan, Associate Director, Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University; Julia Tao, Professor, Department of Public and Social Administration (SA), Director, Governance in Asia Research Centre (GARC), City University of Hong Kong; Ruiping Fan, Department of Public and Social Administration (SA), Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Kai-yee Wong Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

From mainland China:
Tieqiang He, Deputy Director, Department of Medical Administration, Cancer Institute & Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; Rui-peng Lei,Vice-Dean, Department of Philosophy, and Director of Center for Bioethics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

From Taiwan:
Terence Hua Tai, Professor, Department of Philosophy, National Chung Cheng University; 
Hsiao-chih Sun, Professor, Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University;
Fu-chang Tsai, Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine, National Taiwan University.

From Australia:
Robert Elliot, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Development), Professor of Philosophy (FASS), University of Sunshine Coast, Australia)

From Germany:
Gerhold Becker, Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Philosophy, Assumption University of Thailand, Thailand.

Venue: Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Abstract: Jointly organized by the Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences, James Martin 21st Century School, Oxford University & Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Rapid advances in the science and technology of genetics have profound implications for human life. Genetic technology will not only change the way we live but it also has the potential to shape and change the nature of the human species in the future. Given the potential risks involved in the development and use of genetic technology, there is great need for careful examination of the ethical issues arising out of them. While there have been ample ethical discussions in this regard from the viewpoints of East Asian and western societies, cross cultural discussions between the two cultures have been comparatively sparse. This workshop takes up this challenge by bringing together leading bioethicists from both cultures.

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