Peter-Paul Verbeek (1970) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Twente and scientific co-director of the DesignLab of the University of Twente. He is also honorary professor of Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark and member of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences KNAW.  He is currently one of the 6 Principal Investigators of a 10-year research program on the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies.

He is also chair of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST); vice chair of the board of the Rathenau Institute; chair of the Committee for the Freedom of Scientific Pursuit (Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences); member of the Social Science and Humanities Domain Board of the Dutch Research Council NWO; member of the Sector Plan Committee Social Sciences and Humanities (Ministry of OCW); member of the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO; member of NWO Board for Responsible Innovation; chair of the ECP working group on Ethics and Digitalization; chair of the Ethical Commission of the City of Enschede; and editor of the Lexington book series in Postphenomenology and the Philosophy of Technology.

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