The NYU Masters Program in Bioethics that I direct is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester.

To learn more details about the program and the application requirements, visit

Please encourage qualified individuals to apply. If you have questions about the program, please email bioethics (at)

University of Colorado, Boulder
August 9-12, 2012
Boulder, Colorado
An international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived
The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite philosophers to comment on main program papers at the fifth annual RoME Congress.  See our preliminary main conference program below for a list of selected papers.

Readers of Ethics Etc might be interested in an interview I did with the BBC One Planet about human engineering and climate change. The interview segment starts at around the 11 minute mark. _and_Tiny_Vegetarians/

More programming information can be found here.

Here is an amusing cartoon that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, drawn by Cathy Wilcox, about our “Human Engineering and Climate Change” paper.

Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm -8:00pm
Location: NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway New York, NY 10003

“This is Your Brain on Politics: Why people believe what they want to believe, and deny science selectively” with Jonathan Moreno and Jonathan Haidt, moderated by S. Matthew Liao.

Jonathan Moreno is David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America (BLP, 2012) and Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century (BLP pap. ed., 2012).

My co-authors, Anders Sandberg and Rebecca Roache, and I chime in on the debate regarding our Human Engineering and Climate Change paper at the Guardian. You can read the interview here.

Recently, the Atlantic interviewed me about the paper “Human Engineering and Climate Change,” which I co-wrote with Anders Sandberg and Rebecca Roache, and which is forthcoming in Ethics, Policy and the Environment. You can find the interview here: ering-could-be-the-solution-to-climate-change/253981/

Please find below the Final Program for the 2012 Bioethics Conference: The Moral Brain. Although we have reached capacity, we strongly encourage you to RSVP so that you can be placed on the waitlist. We will contact you as soon as space becomes available. The direct link for RSVP is at

2012 Brocher Summer Academy in Global Population Health – 18-22 June 2012.

Location: Villa Brocher, Hermance, Switzerland.


Applications are accepted until 15 March 2012.

A paper I’ve co-written with Anders Sandberg (Oxford) and Rebecca Roache (Oxford) entitled “Human Engineering and Climate Change” has been selected by Ethics, Policy, and Environment to be a Target Article for their next issue. The abstract of our paper is as follows:

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