The Wild East?
- 9th November 2006, 02:30PM
- The Wellcome Trust, Euston Road
This event will address the ethical regulation of biomedicine outside Europe and tackle the myths of an unregulated 'Wild East', where the onward march of scientific progress is unconstrained by ethical qualms or public unease.
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Qiu Renzong, Professor of Bioethics, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Xiaomei Zhai, Executive Director, Peking Union Medical College Research Centre for Bioethics, Beijing
Herbert Gottweis, Professor of Political Science, University of Vienna
Stephen Minger, Director, Stem Cell Biology, The Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, Kings College London
Nikolas Rose, Director, BIOS Centre, London School of Economics (Chair)
Debates about the rise of Chinese science are all too often infused by myths of an unregulated ‘wild east’, where the onward march of scientific progress is unconstrained by ethical qualms or public unease. Nowhere is this more the case than in relation to biomedical research.
Yet policymakers and scientists in Europe are often unaware of the philosophical traditions that inform biomedical ethics in China, and of how these are now being applied. Debate in Europe needs to become better informed about the problems and possibilities as they appear to policy makers and scientists on the ground.
How can we support a more productive dialogue between Europe and China about the ethics and governance of science? How realistic are the prospects for shared global frameworks? And what can we learn from distinctive national approaches?
This seminar, organised by Demos, the BIOS Centre at the LSE and the Wellcome Trust will reflect on the changing global landscape for biomedical ethics, and indentify new oppurtunies for EU-Asian collabortation.