Italy

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights (848), established in 2009 at the Università Europea di Roma and The Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum (Italy).

Fields/Disciplines

Bioethics and human rights.

Objectives

The Specific objectives of the Chair are to:

  • contribute to the integral formation of higher education students and teachers from several countries, in particular those from developing countries,  in the field of the responsibility of using new technologies, through conferences, courses of specialization and a doctorate programme;
  • coordinate and organize activities in order to study research on the ethical and legal aspects of new biotechnologies used for therapeutic purposes in respect of human dignity and human rights; and
  • conduct multidisciplinary research of new relevant questions that arise in biomedicine, bio-law and ecology particularly in problems that concern human life.

Host institutions

Progress Report 2009-2010(website)

Events:

Call for Artists: The UNESCO Bioethics and Human Rights Chair Global Art Competition (Submission Deadline is April 30, 2011)

Second International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference on Human Vulnerability (Rome, Italy, October 10-12, 2011)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.

Contact

Prof. Dr Alberto Garcia, UNESCO Chairholder,

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum

E-mail:agg(at)arcol.org

Phone: +39-340-863-7698

Street - Via degli Aldobrandeschi 190
City - Roma
Postal Code - 00163
City - Italy