Charlie Camosyis Ast. Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University,USA.  Camosy was recently selected for the international working group "Contending Modernities" which will try to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism, and Islam into dialogue about various difficult issues in the Western public sphere. He is also the founder and co-director of the Catholic Conversation Project and a member of the ethics committee at the Children's Hospital of New York.

Julian Savulescu holds the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He directs the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics within the Faculty of Philosophy, and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, which is one of three strategic centres in biomedical ethics in the UK funded by the Wellcome Trust.  In 2010, he was one of the leading commentators in the media regarding the ethical issues arising from the creation of the first living cell from synthetic materials (dubbed ‘Synthia’) by Craig Venter in the US. His co-authored paper ‘Synthetic Biology and the Ethics of Knowledge’ (later published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, November, 2010) was included in the Obama Bioethics Commission Briefing Book for the meeting of the U.S. Presidential Commission on Bioethics, July 2010. He founded the Practical Ethics blog www.practicalethicsnews.com/and is editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics.

 

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