GEST Event at Indian Science Congress

Event Date: Friday,6 January, 2012
Event Venue: Bhubaneswar, Orissa

  • Programme & Presentations
  • Panel Discussion on Ethics in Science and Technology Policy


    Dr. Y. S. Rajan, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore


    Dr. D. Yogeswara Rao, Adviser, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, New Delhi

    Introduction to Global Ethics in Science and Technology (GEST) Project
    Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS, New Delhi


    Dr. Miltos Ladikas University of Central Lancashire UK
    Prof. Drs. Jan Staman, Director, Rathenau Institute, The Hague, the Netherlands
    Dr. Ma Ying, CASTED, Beijing, China
    Dr. K. Ravi Srinivas, Associate Fellow, RIS, New Delhi


    Dr. C. S.Prakash, Tuskegee University, USA.
    Prof. Ron Herring, Cornell University, USA

    Vote of thanks

  • GEST Event at Indian Science Congress
    As part of GEST (Global Ethics in Science and Technology) Project RIS organized a Panel on Ethics in Science and Technology Policymaking at the 99th Indian Science Congress at Bhuvaneshwar on 6th January 2012. The Panel was chaired by Dr.Y.S.Rajan.Dr.Sachin Chaturvedi welcomed the participants and provided an overview of GEST and RIS’s activities related to GEST. This was followed by a presentation by Dr.Miltos Ladikas, University of Central Lancashire. Dr.Jan Staman, Director of Rathenau Institut made his presentation. Dr.K.Ravi Srinivas (RIS) made a presentation on structure of ethical committees and regulation in India. Dr. C.,S. Prakash , Professor at Tuskegee University (USA) and Prof. Ronald Herring , Professor, Department of Government provided their comments as discussants.

    This was followed by a discussion in which participants from the floor raised many questions and provided some suggestions. The discussion was lively and the hall was full throughout the session. Presentations made at the event and photographs will be uploaded soon at RIS website.