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Julian Savulescu
Philosopher, bioethicist and author

Professor Julian Savulescu is an award-winning ethicist and moral philosopher, recognized internationally for his world-leading research into the ethics of future technologies. Trained in neuroscience, medicine, and philosophy, he has held the Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford since 2002, and in 2003 founded the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, ranked as one of the world’s top research centers in Practical Ethics with 25 researchers working on the ethics of AI and big data, genetic technologies, and neuroethics.

He has presented at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Mont Pelerin Society’s Annual Meeting, and the CLSA Investors Forum, and the Australian Leaders Forum. He has provided ethics consultation to UK, US, Australian, and European governments. He has been interviewed or profiled across major media worldwide including BBC and ABC TV and for The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Observer (UK), Sekret Firmy (Russia), Knack (Belgium). He has opinion pieces in The Age (Australia), De Staandard (Belgium) and Der Freitag (Germany), and the New York Times (US) amongst others.

He has over 400 publications with over 16,500 citations to his work. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest. Prizes include the top Australian leadership award in the ‘thinker’ category, presented by the Australian Prime Minister, and this year, the Daniel M Wegner Award for research innovation.

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Julian Savulescu: Genetic Enhancement Is a Moral Obligation