Prima edizione della “Excellence Webinar Academy” di ELSA Italia

Prima edizione della “Excellence Webinar Academy” di ELSA Italia

La nostra Cattedra UNESCO di Bioetica e Diritti Umani (UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights) è uno dei sostenitori della I Edizione della “Excellence Webinar Academy” di ELSA Italia, un percorso multidisciplinare composto da 36 ore di programma accademico finalizzato ad accrescere le soft skills e le conoscenze giuridiche dei partecipanti. Le attività formative si svolgeranno dal mese di Ottobre a quello di Gennaio. Al termine di tale percorso, avrà luogo nel mese di Febbraio una attività pratica di Law Case Study di seguito analizzata. 

L’obiettivo è quello di approfondire diversi temi giuridici grazie ad esperti del settore da un lato e, dall’altro, stimolare i partecipanti ad analizzare il caso loro affidato con un approccio di critical thinking, comparando al termine dell’attività la soluzione proposta con il caso realmente accaduto.

   La calendarizzazione prevista per il progetto è la seguente:

  1. 17.09.2020 Lancio dell’evento
  • 05.10.2020 Chiusura Iscrizioni Partecipanti
  • 14.10.2020 Fine della selezione delle candidature
  • 15.10.2020 Invio dell’e-mail ai selezionati
  • 17.10.2020 Inizio Excellence Webinar Academy
  • 27.02.2021 Fine Law Case Study

Per le iscrizioni segui il link https://www.elsa-italy.org/blog/news/ewa/

Per quanto riguarda la struttura del percorso formativo che farà da base all’attività accademica di Law Case Study, verrà strutturato, per vostra conoscenza, in quattro Moduli, i quali sono:

  1. Cyber and Data 
  • Commercio Internazionale
  • Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights
  • Law Firm Management

Al termine del Ciclo di Webinar, i partecipanti (in numero circa di 24-32) saranno divisi in quattro gruppi, ciascuno dei quali approfondirà un caso pratico correlato ad uno dei quattro moduli. L’approfondimento sarà guidato da un Academic Supervisor per ciascun gruppo mediante incontri periodici, presumibilmente un incontro settimanale per quattro settimane seguendo idealmente questa timeline:

  • 1° incontro: Presentazione del caso pratico e indicazioni sull’attività di ricerca (es. riferimenti normativi, giurisprudenza, dottrina ecc.)
  • 2° incontro: Confronto con i partecipanti sulla ricerca compiuta e indicazioni sul metodo di risoluzione del caso
  • 3° incontro: Confronto con i partecipanti sulle proposte di risoluzione del caso con indicazione della corretta risoluzione dello stesso
  • 4° incontro (alla presenza di tutti i partecipanti): Presentazione per ciascun gruppo del caso analizzato nei suoi punti più interessanti e della risoluzione individuata

Le iscrizioni sono aperte gratuitamente a tutti i soci di ELSA Italia i quali verranno poi selezionati da un apposito Comitato.

Il tavolo dei relatori è attualmente così composto, salvo le residue richieste pendenti di partecipazione:

  1. Cyber and Data:
  1. Carmelo Fontana, Legal Counsel di Google
  • Luca Bolognini, Presidente dell’Istituto Italiano Privacy
  • Carmine Andrea Trovato, Presidente di DPO Innovation
  • Commercio Internazionale:
  1. Leonardo D’Urso, Mediatore presso ADR Center
  • Jerome Roth, Presidente di UIA – International Association of Lawyers
  • Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights:
  1. Alberto García Gómez, Professore Straordinario della facoltà di Bioetica, Direttore dell’Istituto di Bioetica e Diritti Umani e Chair dell’UNESCO
  • Adrian Zuckerman, Professore di Procedura Civile all’Università di Oxford
  • Paola Fudakowska, Presidente AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers, la cui richiesta di partecipazione rimane pendente
  • Law Firm Management:
  1. Riccardo Zanon, avvocato e Consulente del Lavoro
  • Elsa Papadopoulou, Legal e Policy Officer presso l’European Innovation Council
  • Alejandro Perez, Legal Technology Advisor presso Chiomenti

   I soggetti istituzionali che intendiamo coinvolgere e con cui siamo in contatto sono:

  • UNESCO e UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights
  • Associazione Italiana Giuristi d’Impresa
  • Rappresentanza Italiana della Commissione Europea
  • European Company Lawyers Association
  • European Legal Tech Association
La Salud Postpandemia

La Salud Postpandemia

La Dra. María Elizabeth de los Ríos, investigadora de nuestra Cátedra, publicó el artículo “La Salud Postpandemia” en el periódico Reforma en el que aborda el tema cómo entender la salud después esta experiencia pandémica. Descarga el artículo en el siguiente link

Dr. Dominique J. Monlezun received the Microsoft Award for Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Dissertation

Dr. Dominique J. Monlezun received the Microsoft Award for Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Dissertation

From 26 to 28 February some members of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights participated in the General Assembly on Artificial Intelligence organized by the Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City.

After two days of workshops focused on the importance to the challenges in the fields of ethics, law and health regarding the AI, on February 28th during the final conference entitled “RenAIssance A Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence” our research scholar Dominique J. Monlezun Jr. received the Microsoft Award for Artificial Intelligence Doctoral Dissertation at the presence of the President of Microsoft (USA), Smith Brad and the Executive Vice-president of IBM, Kelly III John.

On June the 25th Dr. Dominique J. Monlezun Jr. publicly defended at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolurum, Rome, his doctoral thesis “Artificial intelligence & bioethics: Thomistic-Aristotelian personalist refinement of the United Nations’ social contract view of rights-duties in AI-genetic engineered nanotechnology from overlapping to converging consensus”. The doctoral thesis Director was Prof. Alberto Garcia. 

 

Dr. Dominique J. Monlezun argues that ““if we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other” (Therese 1997).[i] Wojtyla and Teresa embodied a Thomistic metaphysics that is philosophically defensible and politically convincing by witnessing a common experiential encounter with the good, as personal as it is real. This work has sought to describe and apply this model to AI-GNR to understand its cataclysmic implications, the failure of the liberal social contract ethics alone to address them, and the unifying soundness of Thomistic personalism to do just that by establishing the anthropological consistency, political effectiveness, and philosophical robustness of a Thomistic personalist elucidation of a defensible UDBHR and UDHR-detailed human rights and duties paradigm.”

After, the “Call for an AI Ethics” was signed by Pontifical Academy for Life, Microsoft, IBM, FAO, the Italian Government. It is a document “developed to support an ethical approach to Artificial Intelligence and promote a sense of responsibility among organizations, governments and institutions with the aim to create a future in which digital innovation and technological progress serve human genius and creativity and not their gradual replacement.” (source: PAV).

 

 

 

 

[i] MOTHER THERESE, “Reflections on working toward peace,” (Santa Clara University, n.d.), https://legacy.scu.edu/ethics/architects-of-peace/teresa/essay.html. Dahlburg, John-Thor. “Mother Teresa, 87, Dies; Devoted Her Life to Poor.” Los Angeles Times; 1997. http://articles.latimes.com/1997/sep/06/news/mn-29425.

 

 

 

BINCA’s 5th Anniversary

BINCA’s 5th Anniversary

by Nicole Hilbert Alcántara

The interdisciplinary group of ‘’Clinical Bioethics and Neuroethics of Anahuac University’’, previously known as ‘’Bioethics and Clinical Neuroethics and Investigation Anahuac’’, celebrated its fifth anniversary on Friday 20th of September, commemorating members and people who have actively participated to ensure constant development and growth of the group. Special recognition was given to students founding members, the first generation of the interdisciplinary neuroethics diploma, to other essential members and to each person who is currently part of the group. Dreams which were established in the beginning where reminisced. It was acknowledged how the initial objectives were achieved, and how this has filled the team with new dreams, goals and expectations.

The event was inaugurated by the assistant of coordination, Juan Carlos Casillas Alcalá, who joined the team in 2017. ‘’It has been 5 years of constant questioning, reasoning, discussing to find knowledge, organizing meetings to enhance research and to comprehend problematics through science and humanities‘’.

These words were followed by three videos which showed the group’s activities. The first video showed events which have taken place in the last 2 years and mentioned some accomplishments during this period. Additionally, it reflected some of the feelings through which the current members relate with the group.

The next one was a speech given by Dr. Maria Elizabeth De Los Rios, president of the Interdisciplinary Cathedra of Clinical Bioethics. Here, special recognition was given to Dr. Mariel Kalkach, for ‘fighting for her dreams’, to father Antonio Cabrera for giving the group ‘wings to fly’ and ‘looking for new horizons’, and lastly to Mr. Adolfo del Valle for ‘supporting bioethics projects which are good to society’. The speech was ended by explaining how BINCA not only is a synonym for knowledge but also of community; sisterhood and brotherhood, it is a family.

The last video was a message by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights, Dr. Alberto García Gómez: ‘’I still remember the days when Dr. José Damián and Dr. Mariel Kalkach joined a summer course and discussed about neuro-bioethical, anthropological, juridical and social perspectives. Because of this idea was born, and shortly after it became reality’’.

Unfortunately, due to other compromises as president of the Mexican society in Neurological Surgery, Dr. José Damian Carrillo Ruiz couldn’t attend the event. However, his speech, dedicated to BINCA, can be found on our website. His role as a great supporter in the creation and development of the group was mentioned by Dr. Mariel Kalkach, founder and coordinator of BINCA. She explained the academic necessities which incited the origin of the group: ‘’We sought to promote neuroethics in Mexico’’, and to this, practical matters were added such as ‘how to apply bioethics to the real world, whilst interacting with other professionals whose perspectives might show important differences?’. ‘’The weight of an academic title has to reflect on the theoretical and practical capacities of the graduate, and although in Mexico we count with brilliant academics and theorists in bioethics, we are lacking practical capacity.’’ With this mindset in 2014 a group of 7 undergraduates, dr. Kalkach, Dr. Carrillo and Dr. de los Ríos, was founded.

The founding alumni of BINCA: Tomás Moncada Habib, Katia Ávila, Mijail Tapia Moreno & Emiliano Montiel Nuñez.

We began with small sessions which throughout the years, and with a lot of efforts, turned into a growing audience of students and professionals of different backgrounds and institutions. Eventually, a tradition was born: promoting education with an interdisciplinary method. BINCA seeks that their academics and researchers ‘strip away their egos, prejudices and conventional postures, and look for an honest challenge to pursue truth’.
The objective is that students learn to work with this method. The relevance of interdisciplinarity and foundations of the group are well known to the current nuclear members: Sofía Yarza del Villar (med), Juan Carlos Casillas (med), Adrián Casillas (comm), Nicole Hilbert (med), Scarlett Huerta Pérez (med), Julio Téllez Gómez (psych), María Fernanda García Romero (med), Ana María Gutiérrez (med), Mariana Vargas Hoyo (med), y Aquetzali Andrés Millán (med). This tradition is always transmitted to new members who wish to join the team, such as this year’s newcomers; Saulo Guimel Romo Contreras (med), María Fernanda Rodríguez Pérez (psych) and José Guillermo Flores Vázquez (med).

After introducing the current BINCA team, founding members, Dr. Katia Ávila Fernández, Dr. Tomás Moncada Hadid, Dr. Emiliano Montiel Núñez y Dr. Mijail Tapia Moreno, shared their testimonies on BINCA. ‘’It was a pathway that let me grow personally and academically’’, ‘’BINCA is a great opportunity to grow because it draws you away from the ordinary’’, ‘’It’s a great opportunity to satisfy our curiosity’’, ‘’I was given the chance to accomplish my first publication, as well as to attend congresses as a speaker’’, and ‘’Without knowing what was going to happen, everything happened’’, were a few of the words which these members used to describe their unique experience at BINCA.

Later, Dr. Germán Carreto, coordinator of Virtual Education for the Interdisciplinary Neuroethics Diploma in 2018 (DIN2018) briefly described the course. The intensive course of 100 hours counted with the collaboration of 28 professors from different specialties and parts of the world. A total of 18 alumni took part, and 10 of them with ‘’excellent performance’’.   

Later on, Dr. Jorge Álvarez Díaz, winner of the World Health Organization’s award for ‘’Excellence in Iberoamerican Health and Bioethics’’, in 2007, and author of several articles and books, being the most recent one ‘’Neuroethics – relations between the mind/brain and moral/ethics’’ (Neuroética – relaciones entre mente/cerebro y moral/ética), gave a touching speech on the formation of neuroethicists, mentioning the fact that apart from the DIN2018, there is no other educational course in Neuroethics in the world. He explained the historical development of this branch, as well as its importance. ‘’It’s not only about reflecting, but to act’’, were words he used to describe BINCA.

Last but not least, Dr. Tomás Barrientos, Director of the Faculty of Health Sciences, in representation of Dr. Antonio Cabrera Cabrera, the Dean of the Bioethics Faculty who was also present in the event, gave a speech in order to show gratitude to BINCA’s hard work, endurance and performance through the years.

BINCA is a group of people who seek to better understand the world and create solutions through dialogue and practice, a dynamic form to promote the interest of current bioethics issues. BINCA looks to contribute to form a society which questions everyday problems and looks for solutions as a team. It’s an interdisciplinary group which integrates everyone’s expertisse and looks for auto-realization of each individual, without forgetting to grow as a team. BINCA is Clinical Bioethics and Neuroethics for everyone.

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights has been renewed for other 4 years

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights has been renewed for other 4 years

We are proud to share some words of the letter received from Borhene Chakroun, Director of Education Sector Division for policies and lifelong learning Systems (UNESCO).

“In light of the very good results achieved by the above-mentioned Chair, confirmed by the positive evaluation of its activities, l am pleased to inform you that UNESCO agrees to renew the above-mentioned Agreement for an additional period of four years until 7 July 2022. l am confident that the UNESCO Chair together with its partners, wilt continue to serve as a forum on bioethics, and contribute to the promotion of bioethics and human rights, multiculturalism and interreligious dialogue, through its interdisciplinary research, training and documentation.”

Prof. Alberto Garcia, Director of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights and the entire team of the Chair is enthusiastic of this achievement.