Seminar: Professor Benjamin Gregg: "The Human Rights Challenges Posed by Human Genetic Engineering"
Benjamin Gregg, Professor of Political and Social Theory at the University of Texas, will hold a lecture on human rights challenges in light of technological advances in the field of genetic engineering.
In this seminar, Professor Gregg will present his proposals for how best to understand and advance human rights, in particular with respect to issues of human genetic engineering.
Legal, moral and social issues in a rapid developing technology
Gregg is currently writing a book for Cambridge University Press on the legal, moral, and social issues generated by this rapidly developing technology. These developments raise urgent and difficult human rights questions.
Gregg is professor of political and social theory at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently a Fulbright Research Guest Professor at the University of Linz in Austria. He is the author of two books and numerous articles on human rights, including the recently published book, «The Human Rights State: Justice Within and Beyond Sovereign Nations».