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International Seminar «New Challenges for law: Human Dignity, Trans-Humanism and New Technologies»

Respect for human dignity at the end of life and the limits of power available to each person regarding their own existence have become major issues in the Western world. The aim of this international seminar is to bring new ideas to the contemporary debate on human dignity in life and death in Europe and America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. To do this it is necessary to analyze the philosophical principles and historical events that have helped shape the current views on questions as human dignity, death penalty, euthanasia, human enhancement or technological singularity, as well as their treatment by public opinion in Western countries.

DIRECTOR: José-María Puyol Montero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: José-Manuel Martínez Sierra (Director, RCC at Harvard), Jane Driver (Harvard Medical School), José-Miguel Serrano Ruiz-Calderón (Universidad Complutense), Melissa Moschella (Columbia University), Santiago Cañamares Arribas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), and María-Luisa Gómez Jiménez (Universidad de Málaga).

SPONSORS: Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University, Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP), The Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Policy Program (HLSCJPP), Fundación Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno, and Tirant lo Blanch Publisher.