“Unfit for life: the need for moral bioenhancement” by Prof Julian Savulescu

Past Event

25 May 2012, 7:45pm - 9:00pm


This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Forum for Medical Humanities

Summary: Professor Savulescu will discuss how the greatest problems of the 21st century – notably terrorism, global poverty and climate change – are predominantly the result of human choice, and therefore how the bioenhancement of human morality is an urgent priority for the survival of mankind.

Speaker: Professor Julian Savulescu, Director, Institute for Science and Ethics

Biography: Julian Savulescu's areas of research include: the ethics of genetics, especially predictive genetic testing, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, prenatal testing, behavioural genetics, genetic enhancement, gene therapy. Research ethics, especially ethics of embryo research, including embryonic stem cell research. New forms of reproduction, including cloning and assisted reproduction. Medical ethics, including end of life decision-making, resource allocation, consent, confidentiality, decision-making involving incompetent people, and other areas. Sports ethics. The analytic philosophical basis of practical ethics. Julian is a founder member of the Hinxton Group.

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

Refreshments are provided

For more information please email: wendy.teo@medschool.ox.ac.uk