november, 2019

07nov5:00 pm7:00 pmNatalie Kofler: Editing Nature: Governance Hurdles and Ethical Holes in Genetic Engineering

Event Details

Genetic engineering of wild species has the potential to forever change the natural world in ways that may be irreversible. How then can we ensure these decisions are made with wisdom? In this Center for Advanced Study MillerComm Lecture, Dr. Kofler will outline how scientific and value-based knowledge can inform technology decision-making in ways that are both context-dependent and global in scope. The inadequacy of dominant theories in environmental ethics to support such decision-making will also be presented, and an alternative ethos will be proposed: one that respects the interconnectedness of human and environmental health and invites technology into that relationship to augment the flourishing of both.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL


Center for Advanced