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  The Institute of Ideas and Prospect present
A PUBLIC DEBATE:
A Posthuman Future – from the end of history to the end of human nature?

Examining the social and political implications of human genetics.

Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History, and now Our Posthuman Future

Versus

Gregory Stock, author of Redesigning Humans and former biotechnology advisor to President Clinton.

(Both books are published by Profile Books, May 2002)

Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby

Panel of discussants:

Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times and author of Brave New Worlds: Genetics and the Human Experience

Mike Dexter, Director of the Wellcome Trust

Raanan Gillon GP, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at Imperial College London

“What is going to happen to equality of opportunity when a non-musically enhanced child aspires to be a musician, which has become not just the territory of a guild of musicians, but of a subspecies of musicians whose total genetic identity is tied up in that form of life?” FRANCIS FUKUYAMA

“Enhancement is not wrong, and when such possibilities become safe and reliable, large numbers of people will seek them. … When it comes to children, I trust the judgment of individual parents more than that of political or judicial panels.”
GREGORY STOCK

Date: Thursday 30 May
Time: 7.00pm (doors open from 6.00pm)
Location: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions). For disabled access telephone in advance.
Telephone: (10am-8pm, Monday-Friday):
0207 269 9230/9229/9227/9220
Post/fax booking form: www.instituteofideas.com

Supported by: The Wellcome Trust, Discovery Networks Europe, and Novartis

In association with: Profile Books, the British Association, Cheltenham Festival of Science, Imperial College of Science and Technology, Naked Science at the Science Museum, the Royal Institution and the Social Issues Research Centre.

 
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