Vorträge
Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 6.30 pm

Professor Alena Buyx

Ethik in der Pandemie

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Ethik in der Pandemie

Ethics in the pandemic

The pandemic crisis of the last two years has unveiled ethical fractures in our societies. Resources as well as burdens had to be distributed fairly, principles such as freedom, security or solidarity had to be weighed against each other and a constantly changing state of affairs had to be taken into account. What can we learn from this difficult period for future crises? What role can ethics play in this learning process?

 

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Professor Alena Buyx

Director of the Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Alena Buyx is Professor and Director of the Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich. Previously, she worked at Harvard University, among other places. Buyx has been a member of the German Ethics Council since 2016 and its chair since 2020. In this function and in the context of the Covid 19 vaccination campaign, her expertise received great attention. She holds the venia legendi for the subject triad of ethics, history and theory of medicine. A fully qualified physician with additional degrees in philosophy and sociology, she publishes in renowned journals such as Science, BMJ, and Bioethics.