2011 - Lecture - Democracy and bioethics at DCU
The Cultural service of the French Embassy, the Research Ethics Committee and the Institute of Ethics of Dublin City University are organising a guest lecture by His Excellency Michel Doucin, French Roving Ambassador in charge of bioethics and corporate social responsibility.
Democracy and bioethics, are they easily compatible ?
Bioethics regulations attempt to provide a framework for the development of life sciences, in order to encourage their progress, but also highlight potential misuses of science, thereby shaping the ethical basis of society. For example, who in a society has the capacity to strike the correct balance between freedom of research and the protection of values ? The French parliament is currently debating the second version of a bioethics bill, with input from the consultation of experts, debates with citizens, and guidance from scientific and ethical bodies. H.E. Michel Doucin will discuss the difficulties of reaching decisions deemed to be legitimate in a democracy. He will also make comparisons with other countries, focusing on the sensitive subject of stem cell research.
Time : Weds 9th March @ 2.00pm
Venue : HG10 (Nursing Building), DCU
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