New Centre To Foster Global Conversations About Ethical Issues Raised By Science
11th January 2022
Major scientific breakthroughs deepen our understanding of nature and ourselves. Such discoveries have the potential to transform our everyday lives.
Yet the same science that holds promise for progress often raises concerns and questions for society.
Who bears responsibility for the societal and ethical implications of scientific discoveries? When and how should wider public views be brought into discussion about the direction of scientific research, its benefits and risks? How can members of the public, ethicists and scientists be empowered to take part in meaningful and constructive dialogue? And what can we do to help researchers negotiate a path through these complexities?
The new Kavli Centre for Ethics, Science, and the Public at the University of Cambridge will tackle these critical questions.