10-12-2018Venue: The Pavilion of Knowledge
11-12-2018Venue: The Luso-American Development Foundation
Ethics, Science and Society: challenges for BioPolitics is a project of academic research, scientific dissemination, and social and political responsibility.
It aims to deepen the impact of ethics of life sciences in public policies, at the national and international level, concerning the management of new powers derived from biotechnological progress. The main goals are to identify and characterize the core issues of biopolitics, and to promote consensus building, in order to draw legal recommendations (soft law).
This project will unfold in four main steps:
Maria do Céu Patrão Neves is Full Professor of Ethics (with Tenure in Philosophical Anthropology), at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University of the Azores (Portugal), where she is also responsible for teaching and research on applied ethics (mainly bioethics).
She authored about 170 papers, 10 books, and edited 8 others, and is currently leading the publication of a 12 volume collection on Applied Ethics.
She was a member of the European Parliament, from 2009 to 2014.