Category: Convenings

In Search of Limits in the Age of Genome Editing: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Engineering Life, February 9, 2023

This event will take place at the University of California, San Diego in collaboration with the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program. Click here to register to attend (either in-person or virtually) via Eventbrite. This workshop, the second in a series (the first took place in 2022), explores the narratives of promise, purpose, and perfectibility …

Statement on He Jiankui Participation at May 14 Global Observatory Meeting, In Search of Limits

On May 14, 2022 (the second day of our convening In Search of Limits), the Global Observatory for Genome Editing conducted a small, closed-door meeting of a select group of invitees to discuss the aftermath of the 2018 experiment with human germline genome editing in China. During a portion of that meeting, we hosted Dr. …

In Search of Limits in the Age of Genome Editing, May 13, 2022

Watch the event recordings here. In the past five years, we have seen the emergence of a global patchwork of laws, policies, recommendations, proposals, conventions, and declarations that define and delimit the field of permissible genome editing research. This workshop aims to explore the concepts of limits that are reflected in these developments: limits to …

A Question of Life, December 10, 2021

The Global Observatory aims to expand the conversations around concepts and norms concerning human life and dignity. Where human life begins and how lives become worthy of state protection are in flux around the world. Abortion struggles in Latin America have created conceptual and political resources that allow us to delve more deeply into these …

Democratic Imaginations at the Frontiers of Science and Technology, 16 April 2021

“Democratic Imaginations at the Frontiers of Science and Technology,” with panelists Andrew Jewett, Marcy Darnovsky, Andrew Feenberg, and Jenny Reardon, and moderators Sheila Jasanoff and J. Benjamin Hurlbut, was held on April 16, 2021. Panelist biographies Andrew Jewett has taught at several leading universities, including a decade at Harvard and three years at Boston College …