WORKSHOP – Ethical Issues in Engineering Biological and Ecological Systems

Northeastern University 
Boston, MA
September 30-October 2

Biological and ecological problems are increasingly understood and approached from an engineering perspective. In environmental contexts this is exemplified in the discourses around geoengineering, designer ecosystems, and assisted colonization. In human health contexts it is exemplified in the discourses around synthetic biology, bionanotechnology, and human enhancement. This workshop brings together ethicists, philosophers, and other researchers working on ethical issues related to engineering complex biological and ecological systems. 


For more information about the workshop, and to register to attend, please visit the workshop website:

The workshop is sponsored by the Ethics Institute, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the NSF funded Nanotechnology and Society Research Group at Northeastern University.