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Alpbach debate: Human enhancement – yes or no?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Debate
German and English language

Human enhancement can have several meanings: a spectrum which reaches from exercise and performance enhancing drugs all the way to surgical intervention. Should we accept our weaknesses and shortcomings, or should we exhaust all options to become ‘better’, more efficient, more beautiful and, supposedly, happier?

Speakers

Senior Teaching Fellow, University College London
Head, Neuroimaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz
Co-founder and Board Member, Cyborgs e. V., Berlin
Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iBreve Ltd., Dublin
Trainer, DebateMate, London Chair

PhD Rikke DUUS

Senior Teaching Fellow, University College London

2007-2014 Senior Lecturer, Marketing, University of Hertfordshire
2010-2016 PhD, University of Leicester
2012-2013 Associate Tutor, University of Leicester
since 2014 Senior Teaching Fellow, Marketing, University College London
since 2017 Visiting lecturer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Raffael KALISCH

Head, Neuroimaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz

1993-1998 Studies of Human Biology (Theoretical Medicine), Marburg and Paris
1998-2002 PhD studies, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
2002-2007 Postdoctoral studies, a.o. Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London
2008-2012 DFG Emmy Noether research group leader, University Medical Center Hamburg
since 2012 Professor for Human Neuroimaging, University Medical Center Mainz
since 2012 Head, Neuroimaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz
since 2015 Founding member, Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ), Mainz
since 2016 Deputy spokesperson, DFG Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of Resilience"
since 2016 Founding spokesperson, International Resilience Alliance intresa
since 2018 Coordinator, EU Horizon 2020 project "DynaMORE" (Dynamic MOdelling of REsilience)

Enno PARK

Co-founder and Board Member, Cyborgs e. V., Berlin

2003-2009 Business and Computer Science, Fachhochschule Nordostniedersachsen, Lüneburg
2000-2012 Application Developer and IT Consultant
since 2011 Jounralist, Berlin
since 2013 Co-founder and Board Member, Ciborgs e. V., Berlin

PhD Anders SANDBERG

Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford

1997-2003 Ph.D. Computer Science, Stockholm University
2004-2005 Science producer neuroscience exhibition “Se Hjärnan!”, Swedish Travelling Exhibitions
2006-2007 Researcher, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, ENHANCE project, Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford
since 2007 James Martin Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford
since 2013 Senior researcher, FHI-Amlin collaboration on systemic risk of risk modeling, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
since 2016 Senior Fellow and senior FHI fellow, Oxford Martin School, Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford
since 2018 GoCAS Distinguished Chair and Head, Gothenburg Chair Programme for Advanced Studies at Chalmers University, Gothenburg

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