Top bioethicists, physicians & psychiatrists to speak at UN panel: “Cognitive liberty in an age of neurotechnology”

  • post Type / Conferences
  • Date / 31 October 2006

On Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, a panel of leading bioethicists, physicians & psychiatrists will discuss cognitive liberty at the United Nations. The meeting will be held on the 2nd floor of 777 UN Plaza in New York City, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Who: IHEU – Appignani Center for Bioethics & the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany, N.Y.
What: UN Bioethics Panel Cognitive Liberty in an Age of Neurotechnology
777 UN Plaza, New York City, 2nd Floor
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Pay at door: $12 General Public | $6 Students

Contact: 212-687-3324 (tel) | 212-661-4188 (fax) | www.iheu.org/bioethics | E-mail: [email protected]

Speakers include:
James Hughes Ph.D. is the author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. Dr. Hughes teaches Health Policy at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, and serves as Trinity’s Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning. He is the Executive Director of the World Transhumanist Association and its affiliated Institute for Emerging Technologies. Dr. Hughes will moderate the panel.
Home page: http://www.changesurfer.com/Hughes.html

Elizabeth Phelps Ph.D. is currently a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University. Her Phelps Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience has earned widespread acclaim for its groundbreaking research on how the human brain processes emotion, particularly as it
relates to learning, memory and decision making. Dr. Phelps is the recipient of the 21st Century Scientist Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Home page: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/phelpslab/

John P. Morgan M.D. is a physician and professor of pharmacology at the City University of New York Medical School. Dr. Morgan has published approximately 100 articles, book chapters and books, largely focused on the clinical pharmacology of psychoactive drugs. His latest book, Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts (The Lindesmith Center, New York, 1997) reviews the latest
scientific and medical research and debunks the common marijuana myths.
Home page: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5831

Bradley Lewis MD, PhD teaches cultural studies at the Gallatin School at New York University, with affiliated appointments in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of Psychiatry. He is the author of numerous articles published in academic journals, is the cultural studies editor for The Journal of Medical Humanities, and author of Postpsychiatry: Theorizing Psychiatry, Prozac, and DSM.
Home Page: http://www.nyu.edu/gallatin/about/faculty-bios.html

The IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics promotes a human-centered approach to bioethical issues. For information, visit: www.iheu.org/bioethics

The panel is co-sponsored by the IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics, the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

The IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics focuses on raising awareness of bioethical issues confronting the international community and promotes a human-centered approach, developing and implementing an international program for lobbying. The Center is a new initiative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union, the international umbrella organization for humanist, ethical culture, rationalist, secularist and free-thought groups. IHEU holds a special consultative status with the United Nations, a general consultative status with UNICEF and the Council of Europe as well as operational relations with UNESCO in Paris.

The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (ieet.org) examines
the social implications of technological progress, promoting public
policies that distribute the benefits and reduce the risks of accelerating innovation. The IEET is chaired by Dr. Nick Bostrom of Oxford University, and served by Dr. James Hughes of Trinity College (Hartford CT) as its Executive Director. The thirteen Fellows of the IEET span expertise from nanotechnology, neurotechnology, biotechnology and information science to bioethics, philosophy and health policy. The IEET publishes the Journal of Evolution and Technology (jetpress.org) and hosts the Changesurfer podcast.

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