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Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


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March 7, 2019

Visiting Researchers Presentations

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09h30: Walker Mary, Monash University, Dr, Research Fellow - Philosophy

  • Ethics of artificial organs, advanced prosthetics and brain-machine interfaces


09h50: Temple-Smith Meredith, University of Melbourne - Professor - Medicine

  • Sexual Health for Australians: Actions, Omissions and Achievements


10h10: Schickl Hannah, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg - Research Assistant, PhD Student - Philosophy

  • On the moral consideration of human embryos in vitro with the example of stem cell research and preimplantation genetic diagnosis


10h30: Pillinger Mara, George Washington University, PhD Candidate (ABD) - Political science

  • To R&D or Not to R&D: Partnership Priorities for Neglected and Pandemic Disease Control


10h50 - 11h05: coffee break


11h05: Riso Brigida, CIES-IUL/ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, M.Sc/PhD Student - Sociology

  • Stor(y)ing health: an ethnography through Portuguese biobanks and health contexts


11h25: Paul Diane b, UMass Boston, Professor Emerita - Political science

  • The Quest for Objectivity in Prenatal Genetic Care: Contested Perspectives


11h45: Lavidor Michal, Bar Ilan University, Professor, Psychology

  • Neuroethical issues in cognitive enhancement


12h05: Creary Melissa, University of Michigan, Assistant Professor, Science and technology studies

  • The Cultural Malleability of Biology: Constructions of Sickle Cell Disease in Brazil


12h30 - 13h30 - Buffet lunch served by the Foundation in the Brocher Centre


13h30: Ibrahim Baher, University of Glasgow, PhD History Candidate - History of Medicine

  • Uprooting, nostalgia, trauma and confinement: A history of refugee mental health concepts, treatments and practices from the 1940s-1980s


13h50: Chiapperino Luca, Université de Lausanne; Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques;  

           Institut des sciences sociales, Chercheur FNS Senior - Science and technology studies

  • Inheritance. The moral economies of reproduction in the biosocial age


14h10 : end of the presentations


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2019-03-07 - 2019-03-07

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