Responsibility and neurolaw events in 2013

Next year is going to be an exciting year if you have an interest in moral and legal responsibility, in the relationship between responsibility and mental capacity, in how the mind sciences and relevant technologies can shed light on these topics, and in neurolaw.

With three months left 2012, my schedule for 2013 is already filling up with numerous “must go to” events. This prompted the present scribblings which yielded a list of conferences and events that I’ll be participating in in one capacity or another. Where available I’ve included links to some information about the events.

If I’ve missed an event that I really should slot into my schedule then please give me a heads-up, k?

  • May 17th: plans are under way for the third Capacity-Character Project workshop on the topic “Changing Selves”, hosted by Hank Greely at the Stanford Law School, CA, USA. For announcements follow @StanfordCLB on Twitter.
  • May 18th & 19th: “Philosophical Issues in Crime and Mental Illness” conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • May 25th (approx): word has it that a neurolaw conference focusing on the work of Stephen Morse is being planned by Dennis Patterson at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
  • June 20th (approx): “Mental Capacity in Law” workshop, hosted by me in the Philosophy Department at TU Delft in The Netherlands. (co-organised with Gerben Meynen from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as well as Antony Duff and Francis Shen from the University of Minnesota)
  • July 14-19: “International Academy of Law and Mental Health” congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • July 24-26: “Compatibilist Responsibility: accommodating capacity, character, medicine, history and luck” conference, hosted by me and Jeanette Kennett at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • November 6-7: “Neuroscience, Ethics and Law: new challenges for human identity, freedom and responsibility” conference, Brocher Foundation, Hermance, Switzerland.
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