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Human Enhancement Technologies
and Human Rights

May 26-28, 2006

Stanford University Law School, Stanford, California

Schedule - Venue, Housing, Directions - Download program

Sponsored by: Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Co-Sponsors: Stanford Program in Ethics in Society, GeneForum, ExtraLife

May 26 - 7-9pm - Stanford Law School

The Friday Night Event is Free and Open to the Public. Register for Saturday and Sunday at the door.

Human Rights in an Enhanced Future

Ron Bailey

Science Correspondent, Reason magazine


Erik Davis

Independent writer and culture critic


Hank Greely J.D.

Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School

William Hurlbut

Stanford University


May 27 Speakers

Fritz Allhoff Ph.D.
Germ Line Genetic-Enhancement and Rawlsian Primary Goods
Walter Truett Anderson Ph.D.
The Big Picture: Enhancement on a Global Scale
Lisa Anderson- Shaw, DrPH, MA, MSN
Barriers to Procreative Liberty: Legal, Ethical, and Racial Issues
Jess Cadwallader
Suffering, Bodily Tolerances and ‘Enhancement’ Discourse
Nigel Cameron Ph.D.
Some caveats for enhancers
Laura Colleton J.D.
Health Care Access in the U.S. and the Elusive Line Between Enhancement and Therapy
Aubrey de Grey, Ph.D.
Our Right to Life
George Dvorsky
All Together Now: Developmental and ethical considerations for biologically uplifting non-human animals
Nanette Elster J.D., M.P.H.
Barriers to Procreative Liberty: Legal, Ethical, and Racial Issues
Colin Farrelly Ph.D.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Deliberative Democracy
Gregory Fowler, Ph.D.
Democratizing Genetic Technology
Fred Gifford Ph.D.
Ethical Issues in Enhancement Research
Kristi Giselsson
How can the language of human rights guide us in framing ethical issues surrounding human enhancement?
Ravi Glasser-Vora
Informed Consent: the break between eugenics and techniques of human enhancement
Chris Hables Gray Ph.D.
Cyborg Political Technologies: Citizenship, Democracy, Constitutions, and Bills of Rights
Martin Gunderson Ph.D.
Genetic Engineering and the Consent of Future Generations
Patrick Hopkins Ph.D.
Why Human Rights are a Problem for Enhancement
Patrick Lin, Ph.D.
Finding Reasons: A Critical Look at Recent Pro-Enhancement Arguments
Kerry Lynn Macintosh J.D.
Illegal Beings: Human Clones and the Law
Jeff Medina
Personhood, complexity, and enhancement
Brad Mellon Ph.D.
Christian Reflections on Radical Life Extension and Human Rights
Andy Miah Ph.D.
The Right to Remain Natural: Criminalising Enhancement in Elite Sport
Annalee Newitz Ph.D.
Feminists for Genetic Engineering
Ted Peters Ph.D.
Playing God: Theological Reflections on Genetic Enhancement
Eric Racine Ph.D.
Two moral tests for enhancement
Shannon Ramdin
Transhumanism and the O(/o)ther
Martine Rothblatt, Ph.D, JD, MBA
Of Genes, Bemes & Conscious Things: Transhuman Enhancements & Transbeman Rights
Robert Schwartz, J.D.
The Medicalization of Body Modification and the Ethical Obligations of Health Care Providers
Anita Silvers Ph.D.
The right not to be normal as the essence of freedom
Kirsten Rabe Smolensky J.D.
Parental Liability for Germline Genetic Enhancement: To Be or Not to Be?
Susan Stryker, Ph.D.
King's Body, Queen's Member: State Sovereignty, Transsexual Surgery, and Self-Demand Amputation
Nikki Sullivan, Ph.D.
King's Body, Queen's Member: State Sovereignty, Transsexual Surgery, and Self-Demand Amputation
Robin Zebrowski
Every Body is Already Different: How the Myth of a Standard Body Feeds the Myth of an Authentic Self

May 28 Speakers

Richard Boire J.D.
A Brief History of the Future: Cognitive Liberty & Cognitive Security

Nick Bostrom Ph.D.
Posthuman Dignity and the Rights of Artificial Minds

Katrina A. Bramstedt Ph.D.
Caffeine Use by Children: The Quest for Enhancement

Eva Caldera
Cognitive Enhancement and Theories of Justice

Dale Carrico Ph.D.
Alone With My Thoughts: Private and Public Faces of Cognitive Self-Determination

Michael Chorost Ph.D.
The Myths of Human Enhancement

Richard Doyle Ph.D.
Biotelemetrics: Towards a Peer to Peer Privacy Planet?

Hank Greely J.D.
Rights to Enhancement: The Current American Legal Landscape

James Hughes Ph.D.
Virtue Engineering: Applications of Neurotechnology to Improve Moral Behavior

Dawn Jakubowski, Ph.D.
Cognitive Enhancement and Liberatory Possibilities

Christine Peterson
Use of Technology for Body Enhancement: Prospects, Ethics & Limits

Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D.
A New Scientific Endeavor: Psychedelic Enhancements and Mindbody Psychotechnologies

Anders Sandberg Ph.D.
Memory Modification and Authenticity


Registration outside rm 190:
Friday night from 6pm-7pm
Saturday from 8am-9am
Sunday from 8am-9am
At the door: $200 $150
* Stanford students admitted free.


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