Nayef Al-Rodhan

Ethics of emerging technologies

The future is here: every day brings new technological advances as things we never dreamed of become reality. But does technology also pose significant risks to our social fabric? And what is our responsibility from an ethical standpoint? Watch our stimulating discussion with philosopher and neuroscientist, Nayef Al-Rodhan for a unique perspective.

Wednesday 14.10.2015

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Prof. Nayef Al-Rodhan, MD, PHD, is a philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist and author. He is an Honorary Fellow at St.Antony's College, the University of Oxford , UK, and Senior Fellow and  Director of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland. He was educated at the Mayo Clinic, Yale University, and Harvard University.  He is a Prize-winning scholar who has written 21 books and numerous articles on Emerging Strategic Technologies, Political Philosophy, Neuro-philosophy, Outer Space Security, Sustainable security, Sustainable Governance, Trans-cultural Security and Geopolitics. He has also pioneered the study of the intersection of Neuroscience and International Relations. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's Meta-Council on emerging technologies and the Nanotechnology Global Agenda Council.  His ideas, articles and books can be found at

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