International Seminar on Bioethics and COVID-19, Ivory Coast (Oct 20-21, 2021)

Oct 20 - 21 there will be an international seminar on bioethics and the pandemic, organized by the UNESCO chair in bioethics at the University of Bouaké, including presentations of the joint statements of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and the World Commission for Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST) on vaccines as public goods, … Continue reading International Seminar on Bioethics and COVID-19, Ivory Coast (Oct 20-21, 2021)

UNESCO’s Ethics Commissions publish statement on the Ethics of COVID passports

UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) and the International Bioethics Committee (IBC) call policy makers to address ethical issues involved in COVID-19 Certificates and Vaccine Passports. It is crucial that COVID-19 Certificates and Vaccine Passports are not designed, implemented nor used as a privilege and should not infringe freedom … Continue reading UNESCO’s Ethics Commissions publish statement on the Ethics of COVID passports

Academic Freedom and Intellectual Dissent

June 8: online conference organised by Scholars at Risk – Ireland and ALLEA See: https://allea.org/academic-freedom-event/ This conference will focus on the importance of intellectual dissent and academic freedom to democratic societies in a Western, particularly European, context. The speakers and the panel will discuss the scope and the limits of academic freedom in the context … Continue reading Academic Freedom and Intellectual Dissent