The purpose of this colloquium series is to shine a spotlight on the relatively unexplored area of African philosophy and its relevance to contemporary bioethical issues, particularly in the areas of research and clinical application of genetic technologies. The colloquium series will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss various themes relating to genetics and genomics in Africa. In each colloquium, attendees will have an opportunity to engage with cutting-edge scholarship that has a focus on promoting African ideas about ethics and technology, and decolonizing bioethical discourse.
The series will consist of six virtual colloquiums (held via Zoom), each 2 hours in duration, and every second month beginning in September of 2020. Each colloquium will focus on a separate theme within the broader umbrella of “African Philosophy, Genetics and Genomics”. Precise dates and times will be communicated well in advance of each colloquium. Attendance is free – however, attendees must register in advance.