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The 8th Egozcue Lectures, held on 3 and 4 December, included contributions from a number of experts, both from Spain and beyond, and also benefited from the participation of institutions and of individuals affected by the issues. This video brings together the views and contributions of the speakers at the event.
Jesús Mosterín, specialist in philosophy of science and teacher of CSIC, was invited by Víctor Grífols and Lucas Foundation to give the opening lecture in the awards and grants ceremony, which took place in Ateneu Barcelonès on October 27th.The philosopher laid on the table the possibility of having a good death after a good life, if the end of life is faced with serenity and without taboos.
This video describes the professional career of Víctor Grífols i Lucas (1919–2015). A scientist and a businessman, he established the Foundation in 1998. His professional career was always characterized by honesty, transparency and courage in addressing the ethical dilemmas that arise with relation to pharmaceutical products. The video shows the human side of the man who was President of the Grifols group until 2001.
Festival of Philosophy "Barcelona Pensa"
The Foundation organized a panel discussion as part of the Festival of Philosophy "Barcelona Pensa" (Barcelona Thinks), promoted and directed by the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. With the participation of: Margarita Boladeras (Professor of Moral Philosophy and Politics, UB), Anna Estany (Professor of Philosophy of Science, UAB), Alberto Lledó (neurologist and secretary of the Study Group on Cognition and Behaviour, SCN) and Bernabé Robles (Head of the Neurology Service, Parc Sanitari San Joan de Déu).
Christian Felber, a writer and professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business was invited by the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation to deliver two conferences in Barcelona that revolved around the concept of the Economy for the Common Good, which he has devised.
Francisco José Ayala
Francisco J. Ayala, a biologist and university professor at Irvine University, California, was the guest speaker at the Foundation's scholarships and awards ceremony. Ayala, a specialist in evolutionary biology, is currently one of the most internationally renowned scientists.
Video summary of the VII cycle of Egozcue Lectures. Peter Singer, Philosopher and Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, was the guest speaker. A round table discussion was organised with the participation of: Albert Sales (Pompeu Fabra University), Jordi Roglà (Cáritas Barcelona) and Marga León (Institute of Government and Public Policy at UAB).
This is the second conference delivered by Peter Singer, professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, within the VII cycle of Josep Egozcue Lectures, organized by Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation in Barcelona. After describing some traditional religous and philosophical ideas about animals, the author of Animal Liberation presented a sound ethical basis for our treatment of animals, and consider its implications for practical questions.
The Foundation organized the VII cycle of Josep Egozcue Lectures on June 25th and 26th, 2014, which considered the issue of ethics and altruism. On June 25th Peter Singer, professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, offered this lecture about effective altruisme, which is a new movement of people focused on the deceptively simple idea that we should try to do as much good as we can.
Video summary of the event organized by the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation in Barcelona. The event discussed the medical progress and social changes that have lead assisted reproductive technology, and at the same time to treat aspects that have not yet been resolved.
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Lecture delivered by Anna Veiga, of the Stem Cell Bank at Quirón-Dexeus University Hospital at the event "30 years of Assisted Reproductive Technology" organized by the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation on May 6, 2014.
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Lecture delivered by Guido Pennings, professor of Ethics and Bioethics at the University of Ghent at the event "30 years of Assisted Reproductive Technology" organized by the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation on May 6, 2014. He talked about the main ethical issues related to cross-border movements structured around three ethical principles: justice (equitable access), reproductive autonomy and non-maleficence.
The bioethics awards ceremony was preceded by a lecture on the origins and development of the Helsinki Declaration, delivered by Rafael Dal-Ré, member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and advisor to the Alzheimer's Disease Scientific Research Programme at the Fundación Pasqual Maragall.
Carol Gilligan, catedràtica d'Humanitats i Psicologia Aplicada de la Universitat de Nova York, va ser la ponent convidada a les VI Conferències Josep Egozcue, dedicades a l'ètica de la cura. La seva primera conferència va ser "Dany moral i ètica de la cura". Vídeo en V.O.
Carol Gilligan, Professor of Humanities and Applied Psychology at New York University, was the guest speaker at Josep Egozcue Lectures, which this year considered the issue of Ethics of care.
On April 18 delivered the lecture: "Resisting injustice: a feminist ethics of care."