This event is organized by the UNESCO World Commission for the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) and the DesignLab of the University of Twente, in preparation of a report on the ethical implications of the changing relations between science and society.
The symposium provides a forum for discussion on the impact that the COVID-19 Pandemic has had on scientific practice and on the interactions between science and society.
This public event will include presentations on the Impact of COVID-19 on Science, Doing Ethics of Science and Scientific Values and the Value of Science.
- Ms. Gabriela Ramos (Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO)
- Dr. Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
- Dr. Lotte Krabbenborg (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
- Dr. Willem Halffman (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
- Prof.dr. Barend van der Meulen (University of Twente, Enschede)
- Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
- Prof. Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
- Prof.dr.ir. Peter-Paul Verbeek (University of Twente, chairperson COMEST)
The symposium will be held on Monday 30 May 2022 between 13h00 and 17h30 CET in University of Twente’s DesignLab (room INFORM)
The event is open to the public, but the number of seats is limited. There will also be a live stream of the event. Only if you want to attend physically, please register via https://www.aanmelder.nl/133022/.
As soon as the link to the live stream is available it will be shared here. More detailed information about the programme will follow as soon as possible.
The Ethics of Science in Society – Lessons from the Pandemic
PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM, organized by the UNESCO World Commission for the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology, May 30: 13h00-17h30 CET
13:00 – 13:30 OPENING
13:00 – 13:05 Welcome (Peter-Paul Verbeek, University of Twente, chair COMEST)
13:05 – 13:15 Opening (Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director General UNESCO)
13:15 – 13:30 Introduction (Peter-Paul Verbeek)
13:30 – 14:30 COVID-19 AND 21st CENTURY SCIENCE
13:30 – 13:50 Teun Zuiderent-Jerak (Free University Amsterdam)
“Getting things right” to “getting things right now”: Developing COVID ‐19 guidance under time pressure and knowledge uncertainty
13:50 – 14:10 Barend van der Meulen (University of Twente)
“A poignant paradox: the fragility of knowledge in knowledge societies”
14:10 – 14:30 discussion
BREAK (14:30 – 14:45)
14:45 – 15:45 SCIENTIFIC VALUES AND THE VALUES OF SCIENCE
14:45 – 15:05 Lotte Krabbenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen)
“Rethinking the value of civil society participation in science”
15:05 – 15:25 Zabta Khan Shinwari (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
"The Ethics of Science in Society – Lessons from the Pandemic”
15:25 – 15:45 discussion
BREAK (15h45 – 16h00)
16:00 – 17:00 THE ETHICS OF SCIENCE IN THE 21st CENTURY
16:00 – 16:20 Willem Halffman (Radboud University Nijmegen)
“The Price of Pressure: the Ethics of Science Management”
16:20 – 16:40 Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (University of Pretoria)
"Title: Science, Values, and Ethics”
16:40 – 17:00 discussion
17:00 – 17:30 CLOSING DISCUSSION
We are looking forward to meeting you in DesignLab, room INFORM or online via this link!