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Talk: “Editing Nature: Governance Hurdles and Ethical Holes in Genetic Engineering” by Natalie Kofler

Part of the CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series

Professor 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 proposed: one that respects the interconnectedness of human and environmental health and invites technology into that relationship to augment the flourishing of both.

The CAS/MillerComm public events series brings to campus people who offer unique cross-disciplinary contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.

This Center for Advanced Study event is hosted by the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) in conjunction with the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Department of Atmospheric Science, Department of Entomology, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, School of Earth, Society, and Environment, and the School of Integrative Biology.

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