KCL and UCL now have a substantial number of faculty and PhD students
working in bioethics, broadly construed. These new established colloquia aim to facilitate high-level discussion among these scholars and link individuals and groups
across KCL, UCL, and beyond. The colloquia will take place on the first Thursday of the month, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, with the possibility to go for drinks afterwards. There will be two sessions per term, starting in the fall of 2013.
Topics will range from traditional questions in medical ethics and law to ethical
issues in the design of health systems at the national and global level
(public health ethics / global health ethics).
Jonathan Wolff, Dean of Arts & Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at UCL, will inaugurate the new series on October 3rd with a talk titled ‘Paying people to act in their own interests: incentives versus rationalisation‘.
3 October 2013, 4:00 – 5:30 pm Moot Court, UCL Laws, Bentham House – Endsleigh Gardens – London WC1H 0EG
For further information contact the organizers of the series: Annette Rid, Senior Lecturer in Bioethics & Society at King’s College London, and James Wilson, Lecturer in Philosophy & Health at UCL.
1.30 – 1.45 Welcome and Introduction (Professor Brian Hurwitz and Professor Nikolas Rose)
Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine
Chair Professor Nikolas Rose 1.45 – 3.15
· Individual introductions
· Narratives of Depreshen: reflections on [Iranian] psychiatric subjectivities Dr Orkideh Behrouzan
· Risk-benefit evaluations in biomedical research Dr Annette Rid
· Making medicine molecular – the emergence of a socio-technical regime for personalised medicine Dr Stuart Hogarth