A major international conference on ethics in science and technology will see experts from across Europe, Asia and the Pacific converging at University of Santo Tomas on Oct. 20-22.
To be held at UST’s Thomas Aquinas Research Complex, the conference highlights views on ethical concerns and the implications of emerging technologies, as these find applications in the various spheres of human society.
Organized as part of the quadricentennial anniversary of Asia’s oldest university, the conference will feature world-renowned plenary speakers such as Yuan Tseh Lee, the 1986 Nobel winner in chemistry and recently elected president of the International Council of Scientific Unions; and Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Science and the Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences.
Points of discussion include: Bioethics and Genomics; Info-Ethics; Ethics of Communication and Social Media; Climate Ethics; Nanoethics; Publication Ethics and Research Integrity; and Ethics Education in Science and Engineering.
Other speakers: Daryl RJ Macer (Eubios Ethics Institute); Johan Hattingh (Stellenbosch University); Clive Hamilton (Charles Sturt University); Joachim Schummer (University of Karlsruhe); John Weckert (Charles Sturt University); Elizabeth Wager (COPE, United Kingdom); Cameron Richards (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia); Syun Tutiya (National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation, Japan); Tom Borsen (Aal borg University); Guido Van Steendam (Catholic University of Leuven); Msgr. Paul Tighe (Pontifical Council for Social Communication); William Torres (National Academy of Science and Technology); Marita VT Reyes (Philippine Health Research Ethics Board); and Damian Mapa of Microsoft, Philippines.
The international conference is supported by the Asean Foundation; Unesco National Commission of the Philippines; and PCIEERD-DOST.
The conference is jointly organized by the UST Graduate School under Dean Lilian Sison and the UST Ecclesiastical Faculty of Philosophy under Fr. Norberto Castillo, OP.
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