Lectures

Academic Lectures (Selection)

  • Open Science and the Trustworthiness of Research. Lecture at the International Forum Open Science and Science Education by the Beijing Society for Nature, Science and Technology (20-9-2021)
  • What May We Hope? Hope as a Basic Concept in Practical Philosophy. Lecture at the Conference of the Societas Ethica (20-8-2021)
  • (with Jan Bergstra): Should We Consider a Robot to be a (Moral) Agent?: Lecture on the Conference “The Philosophy and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence”. CEPE/IACAP Joint Conference, Hamburg (6-7-2021)
  • (With Dagmar Schmitz): Ethikberatung – Braucht man das? Studium Generale “Medical Humanities”, Universität Düsseldorf (5-7-2021)
  • Human Dignity and Climate Change. Lecture on a Panel of the Human Rights and Climate Change Symposium, Essex Law School (9-6-2021)
  • Human Dignity, Environment, and Future Generations. Lecture at Dignity Rights International, New York (16-4-2021)
  • From the Human Standpoint: Exercising the Capacity to Judge in the Digital Age. Lecture on the digital Workshop “The Public Use of Reason – Philosophical Anthropology in the 21st Century“ (27-03-2021)
  • Anxiety, Hope and the Life Sciences. Towards an Anthropological Foundation of Bioethics. Workshop “Biomedical Ethics Meets Kierkegaard. Organised by the Faculty of Theology, University of Rostock (30-31.10.2020)
  • Together with Spahn, A., Nudging and the equal dignity of Human Beings. Lecture on a conference on Philosophy of Technology. Technical University Eindhoven (08-11-2019)
  • Human Dignity. Lecture on a Conference on European Values in the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Milan (09-09-2019)
  • Menschenwürde und menschliches Selbstverständnis. Lecture on the conference of the IVR-conference, Luzern (12-07-2019)
  • Verstoßen disruptive Technologien gegen die Menschenwürde? Lecture on the Conference: Philosophische Anthropologie der Grenzfragen menschlichen Lebens. Hochschule für Philosophie, München (10-07-2019)
  • Klimaatverandering en de ethiek van de toekomst. Lecture on a Workshop of the Dutch Royal Academy, Amsterdam (24-06-2019)
  • The Future of Human Dignity. Conference at the University of Vienna (21-06-2019)
  • Together with Spahn, A., Nudging and the equal dignity of Human Beings. WINK-conference, Utrecht (19-06-2019)
  • Human Dignity, Migration and European Values. Conference at Universite Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne (28-05-2019)
  • Norm – ethisch. Workshop at the University of Münster (05-02-2019)
  • Menschenwürde und menschliches Selbstverständnis. Lecture on the Conference „Menschenwürde als unverfügbare Eigenschaft“. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Bielefeld (05-12-2018)
  • Lecture on the workshop “If the Price is Right? Judging Vulnerable Groups” Rights to Health. Workshop at University College Utrecht (04-12-2018)
  • Panel Discussion „Legal Professionalism for Global Challenges. An Interdisciplinary Reflection on Climate Change and Access to Medicine. U-Globe Seminar, Utrecht University, (04-12-2018)
  • Ethics and Philosophical Anthropology. Lecture on the Conference of the Helmuth-Plessner-Society “The Future of Philosophical Anthropology”, Utrecht University (29-11-2018)
  • Is There a Future for Hermeneutics? Lecture on the OZSW-Conference, Twente (10-11-2018)
  • Practical Self-Understanding of Agents and the Value of Agency. Lecture on the conference “The Value of Agency”, Ruhr-University Bochum (20-09-2018)
  • Human Dignity as the Foundation of a Community of Rights – Kantian Perspectives. Lecture on the Conference “Dignity and the Kingdom of Ends”, University of Bayreuth (21-07-2018)
  • What is it to be Human? Practical Self-Understanding and the Role of the Species. Lecture on the Conference “The Concept of Species and Its Normative Dimension”, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin (22-06-2018)
  • Sind ‚Mensch’, ‚Leib’ und ‚Körper’ als normative Begriffe in der Bioethik tauglich? Lecture at the Conference „Der politische Körper. Natur und Naturverhältnis im biotechnischen Zeitalter“, University Erlangen-Nürnberg (12-03-2018)
  • Human Dignity, Imagination and the Framing of Climate Justice. Keynote lecture on the Conference “Imagining a Different Future”. Hobart (Tasmania) (8-02-2018)
  • Intergenerational Justice – Conceptual Presuppositions. Lecture at the Conference “Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World” Earth System Governance-conference at Lund University (11-10-2017)
  • The Humanities and Human Practical Self-Understanding. International Conference “The Relevance of the Classics Under Conditions of Modernity: Humanity and the Sciences”. Hong Kong Polytechnic University (05-10-2017)
  • Energy Ethics. Annual Research Symposium of Durham Energy Institute (29-09-2017)
  • Ethical Assessment of Energy Policy: a rights-based 5-stage process. Lecture at the Workshop “Energy Ethics” Durham University (28-09-2017)
  • On the Uses and Abuses of the Humanities for the University and for Society at Large Lecture on the Conference “What the Humanities Contribute to the University” Free University Amsterdam (22-08-2017)
  • Round-table: The Governance of our universities: Can the Commons give Inspiration? Conference of International Association of the Society of the Commons, Utrecht University (10-07-2017)
  • Chinese Philosophy as more than a Cultural Tradition. Lecture together with Dascha Düring at the 20th International Conference on Chinese Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (05-07-2017)
  • Social Impact in the Humanities. Panel Discussion at the Center for the Humanities, Utrecht University (01-06-2017)
  • Energy Ethics. Mixed Judgments as a Comprehensive Normative Framework to Promote a Sustainable Energy Transition. Lecture at the International Conference on Energy Research and Social Sciences. Sitges/Spain (03-04-2017)
  • Imagination and the Ethics of Climate Change. Lecture on the Symposium “Eco-Games”, Utrecht University (30-01-2017)
  • Human Dignity as Ariadne’s Thread? Lecture at the Free University Berlin (23-01-2017)
  • Evolution, Morality and Language. Contribution to a Workshop at Utrecht University (29-11-2016)
  • Human Dignity as Ariadne’s Thread? Understanding human rights in a globalised world from the normative perspective of human dignity. Lecture at the University of Bonn (28-11-2016)
  • What May I hope? Kant’s Third Question and Our Practical Self-Understanding. Lecture on a conference about Public Theology, Ravenstein (11-11-2016)
  • The Concept of Human Dignity in Intercultural Perspective: The Example of China. Lecture at Trinity College Dublin (01-11-2016)
  • Taking Human Dignity Seriously. Lecture on the Conference “The Future of Human Dignity”, Utrecht University (12-10-2016)
  • Human Dignity and Intercultural Understanding. Lecture on a Workshop with Chinese Colleagues at Utrecht University (10-10-2016)
  • Human Dignity as Ariadne’s Thread? Understanding human rights in a globalised world from the normative perspective of human dignity. Lecture on the Conference Human Rights Theory and Practice, University of Michigan Law School (07-10-2016)
  • Menschenwürde als Basis der Menschenrechte. Vortrag bei der Generalversammlung der Görres-Gesellschaft, Hildesheim (29-09-2016)
  • Zum Zusammenhang von Menschenwürde und Menschenrechten in der Bioethik. Vortrag an der Ruhr Universität Bochum (06-09-2016)
  • Was ist der Mensch? Der Beitrag der Geisteswissenschaften zum reflektierten Selbstverständnis des Menschen. Vortrag an der Ruhr Universität Bochum (06-09-2016)
  • Was ist der Mensch? Der Beitrag der Geisteswissenschaften zum reflektierten Selbstverständnis des Menschen. Vortrag an der University Potsdam (19-07-2016)
  • Human Dignity and the Ethics and Regulation of Technology. Lecture on new concepts of human dignity, Utrecht University (23-06-2016)
  • Lecture on Rainer Forst, The Justification of Basic Rights: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach. Vereniging Wijsbegeerte voor het Recht, University of Tilburg (10-06-2016)
  • Human Dignity beyond the Nation-State. Lecture on the conference “Representation of the Extraterritoral: Theoretical and visual perspectives”. Utrecht University (23-04-2016)
  • Perspectives on Practical Self-Understanding. Lecture at the final conference of the project “What Can the Humanities Contribute to Our Practical Self-Understanding?” (20-04-2016)
  • Ethics and Enhancement. Lezing op een Workshop aan de Universiteit Tübingen (16-01-2016)
  • The Role of the Humanities for Practical Self-understanding. Annual Conference of the Dutch Research School for Philosophy (11-12-2015)
  • Hope and Agency. Conference “Ethical Rationalism and the Law”, Durham Law School (16/17-10-2015)
  • Equitable Access to Controlled Medicine. Lecture on a Conference of the Brocher Foundation, Geneva (08/09-10-2015)
  • Der Status des Menschen und die Begründung der Menschenrechte – Kantische Perspektiven. Lecture on a Conference „Kant and Human Rights“, Universität Mainz (26/28-02-2015)
  • Moral – Geschichte – Zeit. Über die Bedeutung von Zeit- und Geschichtsvorstellungen für eine Ethik der Zukunftsverantwortung. Lecture on a conference „the appearent timlessness of ethics“, Mainz (22-01-2015)
  • Comparative Approaches to Human Dignity. Lecture on a Workshop on Chinese Philosophy, Utrecht University (08-12-2014)
  • Zur Rolle der Ethik bei der politischen und rechtlichen Selbstverständigung. Ethics Forum of the German Reference Center for Ethics in the Life Sciences, Bonn (24-11-2014)
  • Transcendental Justification in Ethics. Lecture at a conference on Transcendental Argument at the University of Greifswald (13-11-2014)
  • Transcendental Justification in Ethics. Lecture at the OZSW Annual Conference (07-11-2014)
  • The Future of Human Dignity. Lecture at a Workshop of the IZEW, University of Tübingen (24-10-2014)
  • Why Should we Care about Animals? Lecture at China Agriculture University (10-07-2014)
  • What is Modernity? Lecture at Tsinghua University (07-07-2014)
  • The Development of Applied Ethics. Lecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (02-07-2014)
  • Human Dignity and Regulation of Technology. Lecture on a conference on the Regulation of technology, Barcelona (26-06-2014).
  • Practical Self-Understanding and the moral importance of self-management. Lecture on a Workshop on Self-management, NIAS, Wassenaar (20-02-2014)
  • The Development of Applied Ethics. Lecture at South China Normal University (03-12-2013).
  • Duties and Rights in Kantianism and Confucianism. Lecture on the international Confucius conference (30-11-2013)
  • Human Rights and Modernity. Lecture at Tsinghua University (27-11-2013)
  • Liberal Societies and the Moral Evaluation of Human Capabilities. Ethical Presuppositions in the Enhancement Debate. Lecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing (26-11-2013)
  • Rights of Future Generations. Lecture at China Academy for Social Sciences (27-11-2013)
  • Human Dignity and Human Rights. Lecture at Tsinghua University (26-11-2013)
  • Rights of Future Generations. Lecture at Renmin University (25-11-2013)
  • Human dignity as the basis of human rights. Lecture on a conference on human dignity at Macquaire University, Sidney (21/22-11-2013)
  • Schutz der Menschenwürde im Zeitalter von Globalisierung und Klimawandel. Lecture at the University of Bamberg (24-10-2013)
  • Lecture on “Rights to a Green Future” at the conference of the Societas Ethica (24-08-2013)
  • Demokratie als Teil der Menschenrechte. Über den Zusammenhang von Demokratie, Menschenrechten und Zukunftsverantwortung. Lecture on a Workshop of the University of Magdeburg (25-06-2013)
  • Human dignity and intergenerational human rights. Workshop on Future Generations, Kontakt der Kontinenten (15-10-2013)
  • Rights of Future Generations. Lecture at a Workshop at the Philosophische Hochschule München (02-04-2013)
  • Democracy, Human Rights and Sustainability. Lecture on the Conference “Governance on Natural Resources”, University of Trondheim (18-12-2012)
  • The Sacrality of the Person. Lecture on a conference about the approach of Hans Joas, Nijmegen (30-11-2012)
  • Schaarste en ethiek. Lecture on an interdisciplinary workshop at Utrecht University (22-11-2012)
  • Medical Humanities and the Future of Bioethics. Lecture ad the Medical Division of Peking University (19-11-2012)
  • Why is the aesthetic experience of Nature Important for Human Beings? Lecture at China Agriculture University (16-11-2012)
  • Justification of Human Rights according to Alan Gewirth. Lecture at Beijing Normal University (15-11-2012)
  • Rights of Future Generations, Tsinghua University (13-11-2012)
  • Human Dignity in Intercultural Perspective, Beijing Normal University (12-11-2012)
  • Kantian ethics and aesthetic experience. Keynote lecture on the conference “Kantian Ethics and Moral Life”, University of Antwerp (20/21-09-2012).
  • Human Dignity as the Basis of Human Rights, Lecture at Loyola University Chicago (07-03-2012)
  • Climate Change as a Challenge for Human Rights. Lecture at the University of Twente (16-02-2012)
  • Medical Humanities and the Future of Bioethcs. Lecture at the Medical Division of Peking University (30-11-2011)
  • Esthetica en ethiek. Lecture at the Utrecht Expertmeeting about philosophy of art „Limits of philosophical aesthetics“ (18-11-2011)
  • Erfahrung – Religion – Ethik – Eine Problemstellung. Lecture at Erfurt University (20-10-2011)
  • The Foundation of Capability Theory: Nussbaum and Gewirth Compared. Lecture together with Rutger Claassen on the Human Development and Capability Conference (08-09-2011)
  • The Development and Significance of Practical Ethics. International Seminar on Chinese Traditional Ethics and Modern Values, Xian, Shaanxi Province, China (18-07-2011)
  • On The Dialogue Between Biology and Ethics. Lecture at China Agriculture University, Beijing, China (28-06-2011)
  • The Humanities and our Practical Self-Understanding. Lecture on the Conference Imago Hominis, Conference of the Centre for Aesthetics in Practice, University of Trento (29-04-2011)
  • Ethics and Empirical Research. Lecture on the Empirical Ethics Workshop. ESRC Genomics Network Exeter (14-01-2011)
  • Klimawandel als Herausforderung für die Menschenrechte. Lecture on a workshop of the universities Potsdam and Bochum (19-11-2010)
  • Ethiek en Duurzaamheid. Lecture at Utrecht University (11-11-2010)
  • What Can the Humanities Contribute to Practical Self-understanding? Lecture of the annual conference of the Dutch Research School for Practical Philosophy, Groningen (09-10-2010)
  • The Justificatory Function of Human Rights. Lezing op de Conferentie “Human Dignity, Contingent Dignity, and Rank” at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Bielefeld (29-06-2010)
  • Climate Change as a Challenge for Human Rights. Lezing aan de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (22-06-2010)
  • Moralische Relevanz der Spezies? Lecture at the Conference “Beyond the Human”, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Bielefed (11-06-2010)
  • Verletzlichkeit, Menschenrechte und das Verständnis des Humanen. Lecture at the Department of Philosophy, Hamburg University (02-06-2010)
  • Origins of a Rising Culture of Regret. A Product of Western Modernization or a Universal Development? Conference “Facing the Past”, Utrecht (28-05-2010)
  • Co-lecture to Rhoda Howard-Hassmann: Apologies: Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them, Conference “Facing the Past”, Utrecht (27-05-2010)
  • Fähigkeiten – Bedürfnisse – Menschenwürde. Lecture at the workshop “Human Dignity and Autonomy”, Center for Ethics, Zürich (30-04-2010)
  • Medizinische Handlungen am Lebensende als Problem der normativen Ethik. Lecture at the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum (28-04-2010)
  • Gruppenrechte und Menschenrechte. Lecture at a conference of the Heinrich Böll-Foundation, Berlin (11-03-2010)
  • Human Dignity and Human Rights. Conference of the Koninklijk Nederlandse Academie van de Wetenschappen (09-02-2010)
  • Zum Zusammenhang von Menschenwürde und Menschenrechten in der Biomedizin. Lecture at the Institute for History, Theory, and Ethics of Medicine, RWTH Aachen (26-01-2010)
  • Gewirth’s Konzept von Menschenwürde. Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Bielefeld (12-01-2010).
  • What does medical ethics need empirical methods for? An inquiry in normative ethics. Lecture at the Conference on Empirical Ethics of the Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin. Göttingen (14-12-2009)
  • Das Konzept des Humanen und die Herausforderungen der ‚Life Sciences’. Lecture at the Department for Ethics, Theory, and History of the Life Sciences, Greifswald University (09-11-2009)
  • Der Zusammenhang von Menschenwürde und Menschenrechten in der Bioethik. Conference at the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld (16-10-2009)
  • Liberal Societies and the Moral Evaluation of Human Capabilities. Ethical Presuppositions in the Enhancement-Debate’. Lecture at the ESF-Conference ‚The Perfect Body’ Linköping (10-10-2009)
  • Menschenbilder und Anthropologie in der (Medizin-)Ethik. Lecture at the Jahrestagung der Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin, Berlin (25-09-2009)
  • Konzeptuelle Fragen zum Begriff der Menschenwürde. Lecture at the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld (10-07-2009)
  • Menschenwürde als Grundlage der Menschenrechte. Lecture at the Philosophische Fakultät, Universität Bochum (01-07-2009)
  • Menschenwürde als Grundbegriff der normativen Ethik. Conference, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung Wendgräben (15-06-2009)
  • Human Dignity as the Basis of Human Rights. Lecture at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst (10-06-2009)
  • Human Dignity as the Basis of Human Rights. Colloquium Departement Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit van Amsterdam (25-05-2009)
  • Ethical Issues Concerning the Creation of Chimeras and Hybrids. XVI. Jornadas sobre Derecho y Genoma Humano, Bilbao (05-05-2009)
  • From Moral Philosophy to Applied Ethics – Theories and Methods. Lecture at the Frühjahrsakademie des Ethik Netzwerks Baden-Würtemberg, Stuttgart (16-04-2009)
  • Ethical Aspects of the Production of Chimeras and Hybrids. 1. Chinese-Dutch Conference on “Ethical Issues in Biotech Research involving Animal Subjects” Ethics Institute Utrecht with the School of the Humanities/Chinese University of Agriculture, Centre for Applied Ethics/Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Centre for Bioethics/Central China University of Science and Technology, Bejin (08-03-2009)
  • Perspectives on the Dialogue between Biology and Ethics. Lecture at the Conference “Biology and Ethics Towards a New Dialogue”. Discussion with Frans de Waal, Universiteit Humanistiek, Utrecht (30-01-2009)
  • The Research Agenda for an Ethics of Climate Change. Lecture at the Conference of the Ethics Institute with the Academic Office of Groen/links and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Utrecht (24-01-2009)
  • Ethical Aspects of Chimeras and Hybrids. Lecture on a Conference at the Deutsches Referenzzentrum für Ethik in den Biowissenschaften (28-11-2008)
  • Ethics of Complexity. Lecture on a Conference “Democracy and Genomics”. Universiteit voor Humanisitek, Utrecht (11-11-2008)
  • Cultural and Philosophical Discourses on Human Dignity. Lecture on a Conference of the ESF, Strassburg (09-11-2008)
  • Ethical Aspects of Chimeras and Hybrids. Conference of a European Project at Lund University, Sweden (02-11-2008)
  • Elements for a Concept of Dignity. Lecture at the Research Institute for Philosophy in Hannover (28-06-2008)
  • Violations of Dignity: Towards a Positive Account of Human Dignity. Lecture on the Conference „Violations of Dignity“ at Potsdam University (10-05-2008)
  • Güter, Werte und moralische Rechte. Über Grundbegriffe moralischer Urteile in der Bioethik. Ethik-Forum „Werte Güter Interessen“ Deutsches Referenzzentrum für Ethik in den Biowissenschaften, Bonn (29-04-2008)
  • The Role of Religious Ethics in a Multicultural Society. Conference of the Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy, Nijmegen (26-04-2008)
  • Human Rights – Only Negative Rights or Positive Duties as well? Lecture at the Philosophy Department of Stellenbosch University, South Africa (22-04-2008)
  • Ethical Aspects of Chimeras and Hybrids. Lecture at the Universtiy of Tygerberg/Capetown, South Africa (17-04-2008)
  • Methodological Questions of Applied Ethics. Lecture at the University of Capetown, South Africa (15-04-2008)
  • Human Dignity and Sanctity of Life. Lecture at the Philosophy Department of Stellenbosch University, South Africa (11-04-2008)
  • Human Dignity and Current Philosophical Challenges. Lecture at the Faculty of Philosophy, Universiteit Leiden (13-12-2007)
  • Human Dignity and Current Philosophical Challenges. Lecture on the international Conference “Pathways to Dignity”, Vadstena, Sweden (21-11-2007)
  • Human Dignity – A Central Notion of Moral Discourses. Lecture on a workshop of the Ethics Institute of the Universität Zürich (08-09-2007)
  • Human Dignity – A Central Notion of Moral Discourses. Lecture on the International Conference “Human Dignity – Sociological, Ethical and Bioethical Aspects“ Rabat (08-09-2007)
  • Der Wertbegriff in der Angewandten Ethik. Lecture at the Universität Dresden, Institut für Slavistik (19-06-2007)
  • On the Relationship between Social Sciences and Bioethics. Keynote-Lecture on the international Conference “Engineering European Bodies”, Wien (15-06-2007)
  • Medizinethik als Wissenschaftsethik. Lecture for the Visiting Professorship “Ethics in Medicine”, Frankfurt a.M. (15-03-2007)
  • Ethical Aspects of Using Human Tissues. Lecture of the Dutch-Belgian Association for In-Vitro-Methods (26-04-2007)
  • Ethical Aspects of Chimeras and Hybrids. Lecture on a Workshop of the European Project Chimbrids, Frankfurt/Oder (21-04-2007)
  • Chimeras and the status of the human Embryo. Lecture on a Workshop of the European Project Chimbrids, Graz (13-01-2007)
  • Zum Moralischen Status des menschlichen Körpers. Lecture on the conference “Kommerzialisierung des menschlichen Körpers” der Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin und dem Institut für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Medizinrecht, Gesundheitsrecht und Bioethik der Universitäten Heidelberg und Mannheim (29-09-2006)
  • Autonomy and Decision-Making. Lecture on the conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Lauzanne (26-08-2006)
  • A Matrix for the ethical Evaluation of Research with Chimeras and Hybrids. Lecture on a workshop of the European project “CHIMBRIDS”, Inter-University Chair BBVA Foundation – Provincial Government of Biscay in Law and the Human Genome, Universities of Deusto and of The Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain (24-06-2006).
  • Der Wertebegriff in der Angewandten Ethik. Lecture on the conference “Vergesellschaftung der Werte. Wertedebatten in Deutschland seit 1945. Systematische und historische Aspekte”. Mitteleuropa Zentrum für Staats-, Wirtschafts- und Kulturwissenschaften an der Technischen Universität Dresden (06-05-2006)
  • Creativiteit. Lecture on the Conference “Creativiteit. Overmoed en Onbegrip” in connection with the anniversary of Utrecht University (30-03-2006)
  • Ethical Aspects of Chimeras and Hybrids. Lecture on a Workshop of the European project “CHIMBRIDS”, Institut für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Medizinrecht, Gesundheitsrecht und Bioethik der Universitäten Heidelberg und Mannheim (11-03-2006)
  • Human Dignity and Medicine. Lecture on the UNESCO-Conference “Pathways to Dignity”, Paris (14-11-2005)
  • Prenatal Diagnosis as a Challenge for Medical Ethics. International Symposium: Individual Decision or Distributed Action. Conference of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Graz (14-10-2005)
  • Was ist Begründung? Lecture at the conference “Wie funktioniert Bioethik?”, Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften, Universität Tübingen (07-10-2005)
  • Wünsche, Fähigkeiten und Moral. Lecture at the annual conference of the Academy for Ethics in Medicine, Universität Witten-Herdecke (01-10-2005)
  • Ethiek tussen theorievorming en praktische morele oordelen: een moeilijke relatie?! Lecture, Netherlands Research School for Practical Philosophy (23-09-2005)
  • Human Body, Human Needs and Morality. Lecture, Conference of the European Science Foundation “Life Nature contingency” in Doorn (10-11-2005)
  • Ethics in Human Genome Analysis. Lecture at the University of Graz (05-03-2005)
  • Menschenwürde statt Speziesismus. Lecture and reply to Peter Singer, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Instituut in Heidelberg (11-11-2004)
  • Moraal is niet vanzelfsprekend. Over de noodzaak van praktische filosofie. Lecture, Nederland-Vlaamse Filosofiedag (06-11-2004)
  • Euthanasie-Diskussion in den Niederlanden. Lecture, Ethikzentrum Zürich (11-09-2004)
  • Behinderung, medizinischer Fortschritt und medizinische Ethik. Wittenberg. Conference, Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin (17-10-2003)
  • Ästhetische Erfahrung und moralisches Urteil in der biomedizinischen Forschung. Conference “Der erkannte Mensch” Zentrum für Gesundheitsethik und Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie, Hannover (21-06-2003)
  • Morele kennis. Over die mogelijkheden van toegepaste ethiek. Inaugural speech for the appointment as professor of philosophical ethics at the Faculty of Philosophy, Utrecht University (21-05-2003)
  • Research as a Challenge for Ethical Reflection. Wageningen, Professional Ethics Workshop, Wageningen University (19-05-2003).
  • Recognition and Power: Ethical Considerations. International Conference on Recognition and Power, Utrecht University (14-03-2003)
  • Mogelijkheden van toegepaste ethiek: het probleem van de genetische diagnostiek. Lecture, Institute for Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven (03-03-2003)
  • Bioethische Forschung und Diskussion: Ziele und Methoden. Bonn, Lecture, Conference „Bioethik in Europa: interdisziplinäre Forschung, gesellschaftliche Debatte, ethische und rechtliche Urteilsfindung“ (Deutsches Referenzzentrum für Ethik in den Biowissenschaften, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) (04-04-2002)
  • Gendiagnostik zwischen Selbstbestimmungsrecht und Selektion. Lecture, Conference “Der Traum vom besseren Menschen”, Vechta University (11-10-2001)
  • On the necessity of deontological arguments. Lecture, EURESCO-Conference “Biomedicine Within the Limits of Human Existence” in Davos (09-09-2001)
  • Neue Pfade im Dickicht der Lebenswelt. Bedarf die Moral der spielerischen Kraft ästhetischer Erfahrung? Lecture, Series of Lectures “Wozu Kunst? Die Frage nach ihrer Funktion”, Hamburg University (02-07-2001)
  • Die Vernetzung angewandter Ethik im Spannungsfeld von wissenschaftlichem und politischem Anspruch. Lecture, “Diskursiv vernetzte Technikfolgenabschätzung (TA) – Ihre Formen, Funktionen und Probleme”, Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts in Essen (15-03-2001)
  • Welche Handeln folgt dem Gedenken? Lecture, Conference, Begegnungsstätte Kleine Synagoge, Erfurt (25-11-2000)
  • Der Mensch im Zeitalter seiner technischen (Re-)Produzierbarkeit. Lecture, Conference „Originalität grundlos“, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich (11-11-2000)
  • Herausforderung Biomedizin – Der Schutz der Menschenwürde angesichts ihrer bleibenden Gefährdung. Lecture, Conference in Pirna-Sonnenstein (08-06-2000)
  • The Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine. Lecture, Conference „Recognition and Protection on Human Rights“, Budapest (19.5.2000).
  • Wissenschaftsethik und die Steuerung von Wissenschaft und Technik. Lecture, Conference „Projekt Zukunft – Perspektiven für 2030“ Mannheim University (10-11-1999)
  • Methodische Probleme der Wissenschafts- und Technikethik. Lecture, German Philosophers Conference, Konstanz (07-10-1999)
  • Ethical Concepts and Bioethics. Lecture, Facultad de Philosophia, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico (25-03-1999)
  • Perspectives and Positions of Bioethics. The Example of the Discussion about the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine of the Council of Europe. Lecture, Simposium International de Biotechnología applicada y Bioética, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico (24-03-1999)
  • Ethics and Medicine. Lecture, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Coahilla, Saltillo, Mexico (23-03-1999)
  • Ethics and Human Genetics. Lecture, Hospital Universitario de Saltillo, Universidad Autónoma de Coahilla, Saltillo, Mexico (22-03-1999)
  • Introduction in Ethics of Sciences and Technology. Lecture, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad Autonóma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico (19-03-1999)
  • Pluralism and Ethics. Lecture, Facultad de Enfarmaria, Universidad Autonóma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexiko (17-03-1999)
  • Moral Reasoning in Applied Ethics. Lecture on the Conference „Ethics in Human Procreation, Genetic Diagnosis and Therapy“ in Sheffield. Organised by the European Network for Biomedical Ethics (09-01-1999)
  • Eingriffe in die menschliche Keimbahn – Ethische Überlegungen anläßlich der ‘Konvention über Menschenrechte und Biomedizin’ des Europarates und der ‘Allgemeinen Erklärung zum menschlichen Genom und den Menschenrechten’ der UNESCO. Lecture, Conference, Darmstadt University (26-02-1998)
  • The Increasing Necessity of Ethics in Sciences and Technology under the Conditions of a Pluralistic World. Lecture, Institute for Bioethics, Kraków University, Poland (02-12-1997)
  • The Increasing Necessity of Ethics in Sciences and Technology under the Conditions of a Pluralistic World. Lecture, UNESCO-Conference “Ethics of the next millennium”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (03-07-1997)
  • Streitfall Europäische Bioethik-Konvention. International Conference “Angewandte Ethik als Politikum”, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (09-12-1995)

Expert hearings, Radio- and television discussions, Panel discussions etc.

  • Das kollektivierte ich – Kosmopolitismus, Identitäre Bewegungen und die Zukunft kultureller Identität. Panel discussion on the Conference of the Körberstiftung “Hamburger Horizonte“ (23-11-2018)
  • A Philosophers Perspective on the Principles and Challenges for University Management. Symposium: “Principles and Challenges for University Management”, Utrecht University (18-09-2017)
  • Das Recht auf ein Leben im Einklang mit der Natur: Die (problematische) Verbindung von Glück und Gerechtigkeit. Lecture on the workshop Naturschutz und soziale Gerechtigkeit. Bonn; Bundesamt für Naturschutz (01-02-2017)
  • A Green Future. Philosophical Foundations. Lecture on a Workshop at the Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg (16-11-16)
  • Ethiek en Vluchtelingenbeleid. Lecture at the Dutch Association of Ethicists (04-11-2016)
  • Discussie met Peter Bieri over zijn boek “Hoe willen wij leven?” Goethe-Instituut Amsterdam (03-06-2013)
  • Geo-enginiering en ethiek. Lecture at a workshop on environmental philosophy, Utrecht (22-04-2013)
  • “Zijn wij ons brein?” https://www.sg.uu.nl/nieuws/2012/videoblogs-kettingreactie-zijn-wij-ons-brein-prof-dr-marcus-d%C3%BCwell Studium Generale (04-04-2012)
  • Die Todsünden: Hochmut. Lecture at the Protestant Academy Bad Boll (25-09-2011)
  • Moralisierung der Politik – Politisierung der Moral. Lecture at a conference of the Bundesamts für Naturschutz , Stuttgart-Hohenheim (04-03-2011)
  • Wat is de Mens? Lecture at the Studium Generale Utrecht (16-02-2011)
  • Together with van Egmond, K./Kummeling, H./Schenk, H./van Rijswick, M./ Wijffels, H.: Voor duurzaamheid moet alles uit de kast. Werken aan duurzaamheid is geen zaak van alleen klimatologen en natuurkundigen maar van alle wetenschappers. In: Trouw (25-11-2010)
  • Ethische Aspekte des Gesundheitssystems. Lecture at the Ministry of Justice Rheinland Pfalz, Mainz (30-01-2009)
  • Waarheid en Respect. Discussion with Afshin Elian and Pieter Piekelharing at the Debatcentruum Tumult, Utrecht (20-04-2006)
  • Bildungsdefizit Ethik. Panel discussion, Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag in Frankfurt a. M. (16-06-2001)
  • Fremde Zellen im Gehirn – Die Verantwortung der Neurowissenschaften am Beispiel der Stammzelltransplantation. Panel discussion, Annual conference of the German Association for Neurosciences, Göttingen (09-06-2001)
  • Recht auf Leben – Recht auf Sterben. Panel discussion, theatre Kosmos in Bregenz, Austria (05-06-2001)
  • Ethik zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik. Panel discussion, conference “Medizin und Gewissen” in Erlagen (26-05-2001)
  • Biotechnologie und Biomedizin im 21. Jahrhundert – Eine Gefahr für behindertes Leben? Panel Discussion, Bayrische Staatsregierung, München (03-05-2000)
  • Soziale und ethische Implikationen prädiktiver Diagnostik. Lecture, Conference „Prädiktive Krebsdiagnostik“, Landesärztekammer Brandenburg (25-09-1999)
  • Ethical Problems of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. Interview with the Television in Japan (07-08-1999)
  • Menschenrechtskonvention zur Bioethik und Medizin. Lecture, Conference, Lebenshilfe Salzburg, Austria (08-10-1998)
  • Genetic Diagnosis in Medical, Ethical and Juridical Perspective. Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Graf Vitzthum and Prof. Dr. Peter Kaiser, Conference of the European Laws Students Association (20-06-1998)
  • Gentechnik und Kleinwuchs. Lecture, Conference, Organisation of little people in Germany (22-05-1998)
  • Ethische Fragen der Gentechnik. Talkshow „Treff an Bord“. RNF plus (03/05-04-1998)
  • Ethics and Politics. Lecture, Intergroup “Bioethics” of the European Parliament in Strasburg (23-10-1997)
  • Ethische Aspekte der Sterbehilfe. Panel discussion, Hospizbewegung in Esslingen (18-09-1997)
  • Perspektiven der Bioethik. Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin in Karlsruhe (16-05-1997)
  • Zur Zukunft der Behindertenarbeit. Radio Discussion, S2-Forum (29-12-1995)
  • Zur Bioethik-Konvention des Europarats. Lecture, Hearing of the Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Ethik in Basel about the European Convention for Human Rights and Biomedicine (23-06-1995)
  • Bioethics-Convention. Expert Hearing at the Intergroup “Bioethics” of the European Parliament in Strasburg (15-06-1995)
  • Bioethik-Konvention. Radio discussion, Süddeutscher Rundfunk (22-04-1995)
  • Bioethik-Konvention. Panel discussion with PD. Dr. Klingenbiehl, Dr. Renzikoffski, Robert Antretter MdB. Tübingen University (10-04-1995)
  • Together with Mieth, D.: Stellungnahme zum “Entwurf einer Konvention zum Schutz der Menschenrechte und der Menschenwürde im Hinblick auf die Anwendung von Biologie und Medizin: Bioethik-Konvention und erläuternder Bericht” (Rohübersetzung, Straßburg, Juli 1994). In: Frankfurter Rundschau (24-02-1995)