Why are birth rates so low in Spain? How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect them? Demographer Albert Esteve shares his insights with STI and presents a new digital tool to improve data dissemination.
Three years after warning against the “disturbing unforeseen consequences can follow” legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide, using the Belgian case as an example, Dr. Calum MacKellar revisits the case to discuss with STI whether his predictions have been realized.
The 2021-22 academic year will be the second in which STI offers direct financial support to research projects led by IESE professors.
Margaret Somerville addresses the ethical issues that “thoughtful people” are questioning with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cynicism may be widespread, but there are more fruitful ways of framing issues, assert participants in STI’s “Can Benevolence Change the World” Experts Meeting.
As technology both offers and demands of us lifestyle changes as fast as we can absorb them, we must cope with the new possibilities and new vulnerabilities it introduces into our home lives.
The Forum on Information and Democracy has published its recommendations to alleviate the fragility of global journalism, in a report led by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen. The group is calling for a new pact for the profession and a plan to secure 0.1% of the world's annual GDP for journalism, with the aim of guaranteeing its social function.
Philip Brey, Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente and STI expert, was a keynote speaker at the International Workshop on Controversies and Polarization on Disruptive Technologies, a hybrid meeting held virtually and in Granada, Spain, October 5-6, 2020. His address dealt with “Disruptive Technologies: Social, Moral and Ontological Consequences.” The following is an abridged version of a subsequent interview.
With record-low rates of births and marriages combined with COVID-related economic hardship, family policy initiatives have taken on renewed urgency in the US. President Biden’s solution – the American Families Plan – has sparked criticism from those who interpret it as imposing a view of family not shared by the majority of the people who most need the help.
US-Chinese team of scientists have produced embryos that include human cells and cells of a nonhuman primate, the long-tailed macaque. What are we to make of such experiments? How are we to assess their ethical implications? STI Expert David Albert Jones reflects on this issue in this article.
A team of experts from the University of Navarra, involving STI expert Charo Sádaba, will lead an observatory on digital media in Spain and Portugal to monitor the threats of disinformation.
University of Oxford professor Colin Mayer calls corporate purpose statements "verbiage," but believes that greater precision with respect to these objectives can improve companies’ governance and resilience.