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GRF Young Professionals Program 2016-2017 Term Seventh Meeting

GRF Young Professionals Program
2016-2017 Term
Seventh Meeting


The seventh and final meeting of the 2016-2017 term of the GRF Young Professionals Program was held on March 3, 2018, in Istanbul.

The theme of the 2016-2017 GRF Young Professionals Program was designated as “Technology”. The discussions and presentations of our final meeting focused on “Technology & Neuroscience” and “Technology, Ethics and Morality”.

Additionally Dr. Aslıhan Selimbeyoğlu, who just completed her PhD studies on neuroscience at Stanford University, delivered an introductory presentation on neuroscience.

The presenters used the following books as reference points in addressing their selected topics:

Technology & Neuroscience

  • Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience*
  • Constitution 3.0 (Part 3: The Future of Neurolaw) – Brookings Institution
  • Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves – Patricia S. Churchland
  • Neuroscience and the Law – B. Garland
  • The Neuroethics of Biomakers – Matthew L. Baum

Technology, Ethics and Morality 

  • The Ethics of Invention: Technology and the Human Future – Shaila Jasanoff*
  • Ethics and Emerging Technologies (first 60 pages) – Ronald Sandler
  • Innovation and its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies – Calestous Juma

“*” marks the primary books.