For World Philosophy Day 2021 (Nov 18) we are organizing an intercultural philosophical relay race with speakers from all over the planet. Initiated by the UNESCO World Commission for the Ethics of Science and Technology (COMEST), the International Bioethics Commission (IBC), and the Dutch national commission for UNESCO. More information: https://events.unesco.org/event?id=2216203644&lang=1033.
Author: Peter-Paul Verbeek
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)
Free Online Course: revised and expanded
A fully revised and expanded edition of our free online course in philosophy of technology and design will start Oct 4. In 4 weeks of 4 hours study load each, you will get a crash course in the ethics and philosophy of technology and design, with an extra week on Artificial Intelligence. More information and … Continue reading Free Online Course: revised and expanded
(Dutch) Podcast-minicollege over de ethiek van kunstmatige intelligentie
Met de Universiteit van Nederland maakte ik een mini-college over de ethiek van kunstmatige intelligentie, de toekomst van het menselijke denken, en het belang van begeleidingsethiek. Luister via: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Iiovw7n9d7V1PqDNq5rgV?si=9v_CU4qIRc6Ok2NUAOAVVg&dl_branch=1
New article: ‘Braining’ psychiatry
Just published in BioSocieties : 'Braining' psychiatry - an investigation into how complexity is managed in the practice of neuropsychiatric research. New article with Bas de Boer and Hedwig te Molder, on the role of imaging technologies in neuropsychiatric research. See https://doi.org/10.1057/s41292-021-00242-8.
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
Citizen Participation for Smart Nation Governance
July 5, 10:00 - 11:00 Dutch time: webcast ‘Citizen Participation for Smart Nation Governance‘, NTU Singapore & DesignLab University of Twente. More information: https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/nisth/2021/06/15/citizen-science/
(Dutch) Webinar ‘Intimidatie van wetenschappers’
24 juni, 19:30 KNAW webinar 'Intimidatie van wetenschappers: wie beschermt academische vrijheid?', mede georganiseerd rondom het KNAW advies over de vrijheid van wetenschapsbeoefening. Een registratie van het event op YouTube is hier te vinden.
Conference Ethics and Governance of Digital Health
June 24, 2021: Digital conference on the ethics and governance of digital health, Catholic University of Lille. More information: https://www.univ-catholille.fr/actualite/ethique-et-gouvernance-du-numerique-en-sante.
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