PhD - Center for Medical Humanities & Institute of Biomedical Ethics, Zürich
Anthropologie, Bioéthique, éthique, Philosophie
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Dr Johann A R Roduit, PhD is the current Managing Director of the Center for Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich and a Senior Researcher at the Collegium Helveticum. He is also a founding member of NeoHumanitas, a think tank fostering discussion about future and emerging technologies.
In 2014, he defended a doctoral thesis on the ethics of human enhancement. He has worked at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich since 2010. In 2013 and 2014, Johann was an academic visitor at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in England. In 2015 and 2016, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Calgary, Canada. Johann has recently been selected as a Brocher Foundation visiting researcher for the spring of 2018. He will spend two months working on his next book at the Brocher Centre in Geneva.
His research interests include human enhancement, moral enhancement, bioethics, transhumanism, virtue ethics, human dignity, the ethics of Big Data, the ethics of artificial intelligence, and philosophical anthropology.
He is currently board member of the Swiss Society of Bioethics. Johann has also been involved in various science communication initiatives. Since 2014, he has been the scientific coordinator for the project: superhumains.ch and future-human.life. The goal of these projects is to inform and dialogue with citizens about ethical issues regarding the use of emerging technologies. He has co-founded neurhone: connecteur d’idées, a non-profit organization that organizes TEDxMartigny and the Scientific Cafés in Valais, Switzerland.