XV. International Gottfried von Haberler Conference


Conference Topic 2019:

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

(Wenn Vermutungen zum Urteil werden:
Die Gentechnologie am Pranger)

“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

The 15th Gottfried von 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 100/Euro 100; 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 on May 17, 2019

9:00-9:30  Registration/Fee
9:30-9:45  Welcome and Opening

Session I:
Biotechnology: Origins, Advances and Current State

9:45-10:00  Chair tba
10:00-10:30  “Vom Düngen und Gären zum Veredeln und Impfen: Was macht die moderne Biotechnologie?”
10:30-10:45  Discussion
10:45-11:15  Coffee break
11:15-11:45  “Three Tales of Woe: How Regulation Has Damaged Entire Sectors of Biotechnology”
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 tba
13:45-14:15  “Über konventionelle Landwirtschaft und grüne Gentechnologie”
14:15-14:30  Discussion
14:30-15:00  “Evidence matters! Towards a Rational Dialogue on Plastics, GMOs or Pesticides!”
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 tba
16:00-16:30  “Can GMOs help Feed the World?”
16:30-16:45  Discussion
16:45-17:15 “Klimawandel und Gentechnologie”
17:15-18:00  Discussion (topical and general)

18:00-18:10  Farewell address
18:20-18:30  Transportation by bus to the cocktail reception
18:30-19:45  Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle

Relevant literature will be offered for sale by buchausgabe.de