Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology


Wed - Fri, Apr 26 to Apr 28, 5:00pm - 12:30pm


Harvard University, various locations

Presented by the Program on Science, Technology & Society

Editorial Aspirations poster


Wednesday, April 26 (Emerson Hall, Room 105)

Open to the public - no registration required.
5:00-6:30   Opening Panel:

Anthony Appiah (NYU), George Church (HMS), Glenn Cohen (HLS), Sheila Jasanoff (HKS), Feng Zhang (Broad Institute)

Thursday, April 27 (Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South)

Registration required by Friday, April 21st at https://editorialaspirations.eventbrite.com.
8:15     Coffee and Registration
8:45     Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00     Panel 1: Human Life and Law: Autonomy, Rights, Integrity, Dignity
John Paul Kimes (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith), Laurence Lwoff (Council of Europe), O. Carter Snead (Notre Dame), Mariachiara Tallacchini (Piacenza), Patricia Williams (Columbia)
10:30   Coffee Break
11:00   Panel 2: Scientific Possibilities, Concerns, and Responsibilities
George Daley (HMS), Kevin Esvelt (MIT), William Hurlbut (Stanford), Rudolf Jaenisch (MIT), Duanqing Pei (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Krishanu Saha (Wisconsin-Madison)
12:30   Lunch
2:00     Panel 3: Mechanisms of Deliberation and Oversight
Françoise Baylis (Dalhousie University), Peter Mills (Nuffield Council, UK), Erik Parens (Hastings), Abha Saxena (WHO), Robert Truog (Harvard Medical School), Christiane Woopen (University of Cologne)
3:30      Coffee Break
4:00      Panel 4: What Role for Publics?
Kevin Finneran (NAS), Bryan Hehir (Harvard Kennedy School), Ben Hurlbut (ASU), Buhm Soon Park (KAIST, S. Korea), Rachel Salzman (Stop ALD), Tania Simoncelli (Broad Institute)
5:30       Adjourn

Friday, April 28
Open to speakers and invited participants only.
9:00       Toward an International Forum: Constituting a Cosmopolitan Ethics
Roundtable: Elizabeth Bartholet (HLS), Gaymon Bennett (ASU), Stephen Hilgartner (Cornell), Tobias Rees (McGill), Kaushik Sunder Rajan (Chicago), Daniel Wikler (Harvard)
11:30      Open Discussion:  Next Steps (and responsibilities)

Co-sponsored by the Center for Biology and Society, Arizona State University; the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and  Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund; the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.