Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2019

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“Denying the science and technology of which genetic engineering is the current striking manifestation is simply an ostrich reaction and cannot solve our problems.” – Bernard E. Rollin

When Naive Presumptions
prompt Hasty Judgments:
On the Benefits and Problems
of Genetic Engineering


Wenn Vermutungen zum Urteil werden:
Die Gentechnologie am Pranger


Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2019 | The 15th International Gottfried v. Haberler Conference will take place on May 17, 2019 at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Conference topic: When Naive Presumptions prompt Hasty Judgments: On the Benefits and Problems of Genetic Engineering. The event will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. The support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

By invitation only

Admission: General CHF 150/Euro 150; Students CHF 50/Euro 50

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
Tel. +1 650 248 4955 (krleube at stanford.edu)
and Tel. +43 676 942 8980 (krleube at gmail.com)

Administration: Rosmarie Lutziger
Tel. +423 235 1570 (Rosmarie.Lutziger at lgt.com)

Media Matters: Karin Brigl
Tel. +423 235 2344 (karin.brigl at lgt.com)

Conference Program

Dinner speech on May 16 by Carlos A. Gebauer – Keine Biofortifikation ohne Intelligenzfortifikation   <- Download   

May 17, 2019
9:00-9:30
  Registration
9:30-9:45  Welcome and Opening by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:
Biotechnology – Origins, Advances and Current State

9:45-10:00  Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30 H.S.H. Princess Therese of Liechtenstein (LI): “From Vaccination to Gene Therapy: What does modern Biotechnology do?”
10:30-10:45  Discussion
10:45-11:15  Coffee break
11:15-11:45
Henry I. Miller (USA): Tales of Woe: How Regulation Has Destroyed Entire Sectors of Biotechnology   <- Download   
11:45-12:00  Discussion
12:00-13:30  Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:
Organic, Bio, Natural? On Ignorance and Semantic Traps
13:30-13:45  Chair: Vinzenz von Thurn-Valsassina (A/UY)
13:45-14:15  Klaus Ammann (CH): Überforderte Gesetzgeber: Was unterscheidet konventionelles und genomisches Züchten?   <- Download   
14:15-14:30  Discussion
14:30-15:00  Agnes Ricroch (F): Only Evidence Matters! Towards a Rational Dialogue on GMOs   <- Download   
15:00-15:15  Discussion
15:15 – 15:45  Coffee break

Session III:
Shackles on Men’s Mind? On the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

15:45-16:00  Chair: Henrique Schneider (CH)
16:00-16:30  Graham Brookes (UK): On Biotech Crops, Environmental Impact and Climate Change   <- Download   
16:30-16:45  Discussion
16:45-16:50  Chair
16:50-17:20  Matin Qaim (D): Können GVOs helfen die Welt zu ernähren?   <- Download   
17:20-17:35  Discussion
17:35-18:00  Discussion (general)
18:00-18:10  Farewell address: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
18:20-18:30  Transportation by bus to the cocktail reception at Vaduz Castle
18:30-19:45  Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle


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