Mar 7, 2024, 11:30 am1:00 pm


Event Description

Modern biotechnologies reach every part of our lives, as we will hear in depth from this year's Omenn-Darling Lecturer Prof. Jim Collins. However, such technologies are inherently dual-use, meaning they can be used to solve real-world problems or create new ones. During this lunch discussion, we will explore what strategies can be employed to best align our technical advancements with perceived public benefit. What incentives or guard-rails are needed to enable the ethical application of such promising technologies? Some questions to consider:

  • Open sharing of information vs. security concerns...
  • The need for effective community engagement...
  • Instruments of power: policy directives and legal limitations...

The Princeton Bioethics Exchange offers graduate and postdoctoral students across all university disciplines an opportunity to cultivate ethical awareness, reflection, and practical resources for addressing the ethical ramifications of their research and resulting policy.

Lunch will be provided. Open to postdocs and graduate students.

Interested postdocs and graduate students should contact Ezra Levy ([email protected]) and Maddy Chalifoux ([email protected]) for more details.

Co-sponsored by CST, GradFutures, the Faith & Work Initiative in the Keller Center for Innovation, and Omenn-Darling Bioengineering Institute.

Graduate Students