SUMMER ACADEMY 2011: Human Enhancement: Medical, Ethical and Legal implications


The main aim of the Brocher – Hastings Center Summer Academy is to bring together distinguished professors from different disciplines and countries and highly promising researchers willing to acquire a strong background on the Medical, Ethical and Legal Implications of Human enhancement ». The high level of teaching and the limited number of participants gives the students a rare opportunity to meet personally many established international professors. Lectures, daily working groups and a round table are essential components of this event. 



  • History and Concept
  • Innovation towards regulation
  • Enhancement in sport
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • The Interface Between Cognitive and Moral Enhancement
  • Politics of Enhancement
  • Enhancing Bodies
  • Round table


  • Christine Cosgrove, Writer and Editor, University of California – Berkeley
  • Dena S. Davis, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
  • Philippe Ducor, Professor, Law School, University of Geneva
  • John Hoberman, Professor, Department of Germanic Studies, University of Texas
  • Eric Juengst, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of North Carolina
  • Patrick Lin, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, California Polytechnic State University
  • Michael McNamee, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Humanities and Law in Healthcare, Swansea University
  • Maxwell J. Mehlman, Director, Law-Medicine Center, Case Western University
  • Thomas H. Murray, President, Hastings Center
  • Erik Parens, Senior Research Scholar, Hastings Center
  • Tom Shakespeare, Technical officer, Disability and Rehabilitation Team (DAR), Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organization
  • Ilina Singh, Reader in Bioethics and Society, BIOS, London School of Economics
  • Robert Sparrow, ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Monash University
  • Nicole Vincent, Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University
  • David T. Wasserman, Director of research, Center for Ethics, Yeshiva University

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