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The Fondation Brocher is an essential player in this vital thinking process: one which will help make us aware of the real challenges in using our resources for maximum impact on the health of the people of the world.



Professor Daniel Wikler, Harvard University


The Brocher Foundation is a Swiss non-profit private foundation  recognized of public interest. Your donations are tax deductible according to the regulations in force.


July 4, 2019

Visiting Researchers Presentations

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09h30: Amaral Paulo, University of Cambridge, Research Associate, Biology


  • Beyond a Jungle of Dogmas: the history of junk DNA and RNA


09h50: Bayefsky Michelle, Harvard Medical School, Medical student - Bioethics - Medical ethics


  • Expanded Prenatal Genetic Testing: Where Should We Draw the Line?



10h10: Chase Liana, SOAS, University of London, Doctoral candidate - Anthropology


  • Ethics and Politics of 'Task Shifting' in Global Mental Health


10h30: Citro Brian, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law - Law


  • Coercion in TB: How the use of coercion drives the global disease response


10h50: Gallotti Mattia, London School of Economics and Political Science (1); School of Advanced Study, University of London (2), LSE Fellow in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1); Lead Managing Consultant (2) - Philosophy


  • The Ethics of Collective Intelligence

11h10 - 11h25: coffee break


11h25: Hertz Rosanna, Wellesley College, 1919 Reunion Professor - Sociology


  • The Consequences of Delaying Motherhood: Advanced Maternal Age, Infertility and Health Concerns


11h45: O’Donovan Orla, University College Cork, Dr. / College Lecturer - Sociology


  • The dead body as a medical commons?


12h05 - 13h30: Buffet lunch served by the Foundation in the Brocher Centre


13h30: Pacurari Nadia, University of Basel, Postdoc - Bioethics - Medical ethics


  • Facilitating decision making in end-of-life: A study in Swiss and Romanian pediatric oncology settings


13h50: Pieri Elisa, University of Manchester, Dr, Research Fellow - Sociology


  • Ethical and Social Impacts of Pandemics Preparedness and Response


14h10: Sparke Matthiew, University of California, Santa Cruz, Professor - Political Science

       & Mitchell Katharyne, University of California, Santa Cruz, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology - Sociology


  • Global health citizenship and the city: Geneva as a hub of inclusion?


14h30: Tanaka Miho, Japan Medical Association Research Institute, Senior researcher - Bioethics - Medical ethics


  • Current Debate Regarding End of Life Care Including Euthanasia and Withdrawing Treatment in Japan and Trends of Worldwide Euthanasia






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2019-07-04 - 2019-07-04

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