Speakers for the 16th World Congress

WCB Day 1 Theme: Inclusive ethics: how everyone matters in the bioethics dialogue

The FAB-IAB Cross-over Keynote speakers for the 16th WCB are Prof. Christine Wieseler and Dr. Agomoni Ganguli Mitra, respectively.

  • Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra
    Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics
    Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra

    Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra is Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics. 
    She is also a member of the Wellcome Trust-funded Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, where she leads on the Centre themes Beyond Global and Beyond Sex. Dr. Ganguli-Mitra’s background is in bioethics, with a special interest in global bioethics, structural and gender justice, as well as emerging themes in anti-racist and anti-colonial bioethics. She has written on ethical issues related to surrogacy, sex-selection, conscientious objection, biomedical research, global health emergencies, and the concepts of exploitation and vulnerability in bioethics. 

    Title of her talk: Bioethics as if Everybody Matters

  • Christine Wieseler
    Christine Wieseler Department of Philosophy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Christine Wieseler

    Christine Wieseler is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is an advisory board member for Philosophy in a Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) and associate editor for The Journal of Philosophy of Disability. Her areas of specialization are biomedical ethics, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of disability. She has published numerous articles at the intersection of these areas as well as phenomenology in journals including Hypatia, IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, American Association of Philosophy Teachers Studies in Pedagogy, and Social Philosophy Today. She is co-editing The Disability Bioethics Reader with Joel Michael Reynolds (tentative release date is May of 2022). Information on her research and teaching is available at christinewieseler.com

    Title of her talk: Disability Bioethics: Mapping the Rough Ground

WCB Day 2 Theme: The Ethics of COVID-19: from pandemic management to creating a post COVID world

The 16th WCB Keynote speaker is Prof. Zeke Emmanuel

  • Ezekiel J.  Emanuel
    Ezekiel J. Emanuel Healthcare Transfomation Intitute, University of Pennsylvania
    Ezekiel J. Emanuel

    Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Co-Director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, Dr. Emanuel served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council. Prior to that he was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health from 1997 to August of 2011. Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. Dr. Emanuel served on President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), and on the bioethics panel of the Pan-American Healthcare Organization. He has published over 300 articles mainly on health care reform, research ethics, and end of life care in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, JAMA, and many other medical journals. He has also authored or edited 15 books. His new book entitled Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care? was published in June 2020. Dr. Emanuel is the most widely cited bioethicist in history.

    Title of his talk: Bioethics after Covid-19