Projects

Externally Funded Research Grants

  • Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies. co-applicant, financed by NWO (2019-2029).
  • Fair Energy Transition. Director of a Project with researchers of the universities of Utrecht and Eindhoven (2019-2020).
  • NovaMigra. Partner within a Project within Horizon 2020 (2018-2021).
  • Human Dignity- China and the West. Director of a Project of the Dutch Royal Academy (2012-2016).
  • Human Dignity as the Foundation of Human Rights? Director, Vici-Grant, NWO (2011-2016).
  • What can the Humanities Contribute to Practical Self-understanding? Director of the Horizon-Programme, NWO (2011-2016).
  • Rights to a Green Future. Director of the ESF-Thematic Network (2011-2015).
  • Pathways to Human Dignity. International Project financed by the International Union of Academies and the European Science Foundation, UNESCO and others (2006/2007).
  • Erasmus Mundus Master in Applied Ethics. Co-organizer, consortium of the Universities Utrecht, Linköping, Trondheim, and Stellenbosch (2003-2007).
  • Chimbrids. Scientific, ethical, and legal aspects of the creation of human-animal mixed creatures (chimeras and hybrids). Director of the subproject on ethics. European Commission, FP 7 (2006-2008).
  • Ethical Aspects of Ultrafast Communication. Partner in an NWO project (2003-2006).
  • Challenges for Biomedicine. Socio-Cultural Contexts, European Governance, and Bioethics. Director of the subproject on ethics. European Commission, FP 7 (2005-2008).
  • Report: Euthanasia in the Netherlands. Report for the Institut Mensch, Ethik, Wissenschaft in Berlin (2004).
  • Project: Technology Assessment, Duurzame Ontwikkeling en Ethische Toetsing. Report for the Flamish Parliament (2004).
  • Bioethics Within the Limits of Human Existence. Co-director, financed by the European Science Foundation, NWO, Schweizerischer Nationalfond, Utrecht University (1998-2003).
  • Bioethics and Under-Developed Countries. Project with the University of Monterrey, Mexico (1999).
  • Bioethics in East and Western Europe. Common project with the International Centrum (Tübingen University) and the University of Cracow (1997).
  • European Network for Biomedical Ethics (1996-2000), initiator, financed by the European Commission

Organisation of Conferences and Workshops (Selection)

  • The Public Use of Reason – Philosophical Anthropology in the 21st Century. Workshop on occasion of the Conferral of the Helmuth Plessner Award upon Onora O’Neill; digital Conference of the Helmuth Plessner-Society (24-25.3.2021)
  • ‘The Future of Philosophical Anthropology. Workshop at Utrecht University (29/11-1/12-2018)
  • The Future of Human Dignity, Final Conference of a NWO-project, Utrecht University (11/13-10-2016)
  • Neuere Ansätze zur Menschenwürde, Workshop at Utrecht University (23/24-06-2016)
  • What can the humanities contribute to our practical self-understanding? Final Conference of a NWO project, Utrecht University (20/21-04-2016)
  • Human Dignity. Master class at the Center for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem (07/09-03-2016).
  • Sustainability and Ecological civilisation as a common challenge. Research in Different Cultures: China and Europe. Conference at Utrecht University (30-09/01-10- 2015).
  • Rights to a Green Future. Final Conference of an European Network (27/31-10-2014).
  • The Ethics of Future Generations. Workshop at Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg (14/16-10-2013).
  • Climate Change, Sustainability and an Ethics of an Open Future, Conference of the Societas Ethica, Kontakt der Kontinenten, Soesterberg (22/25-08-2013).
  • Between Necessity and Contingency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Normativity of Human Rights. Conference Utrecht University (27/29-05-2013).
  • Human Dignity – History and Actuality of a Contested Concept. (Chair: T. Verbeek/M. Düwell). Conference of the Koninklijk Nederlandse Academie van de Wetenschappen (KNAW) (09-02-2010).
  • Chinese-Dutch Conference on “Ethical Issues in Biotech Research involving Animal Subjects”. (07/08-03-2009), financed by 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, NWO, Utrecht University (Organisation: F. Meijboom/M. Düwell/J. Li).
  • Ethics and Politics of Climate Change. Challenges for Individual Rights? Conference with the “Heinrich Böll-Stiftung (Berlin)” and the Scientific Office of Groen-links (23/24-01-2009).
  • Pathways to Human Dignity. (Chair: M. Düwell/G. Stroumsa) International Conference financed by the International Union of Academies, European Science Foundation, UNESCO (01/04-10-2007).
  • Human Dignity: Juridical and Philosophical Perspectives (S. Giner/G. Stroumsa/M. Düwell). Conference in Barcelona, financed by the International Union of Academies and the Institute Catalan (16/17-07-2007).
  • Human Dignity: Sociological, ethical and Bioethical Perspectives (M. Düwell/G. Stroumsa/I. Khalil). Conference at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Morocco, Rabat, financed by the Academy of Morocco and the International Union of Academies (26/27-06-2007).
  • Life – Nature – Contingency. Biomedicine Within the Limits of Human Existence. A Series of Two European Research Conferences on Bioethics (M. Düwell/D. Mieth/C. Rehmann-Sutter, March 2005). Financed by the European Science Foundation, NWO, KNAW and University of Utrecht.
  • How Much Ethics is Good for Medicine? Conference of the Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin (J.Neumann/M.Düwell, 14/16-10-2003).
  • Biomedicine Within the Limits of Human Existence. A Series of Two European Research Conferences on Bioethics in Davos (C. Rehmann-Sutter/M. Düwell/D. Mieth) Financed by the European Science Foundation (08/13-09-2001).
  • Ethics and Science. The Social, Juridical and Philosophical Debate. Conference of the European Commission Commission, the German Federal Minister for Research and the Land Baden-Württemberg (M. Düwell/D. Mieth, 10/11-06-1999).
  • From Predictive to Preventive Medicine. Ethical Aspects of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. Conference with the Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin (D. v. Engelhardt/M. Düwell/D. Mieth/A. Simon, 03/05-09-1998). Financed by the Bundesministerium für Gesundheit and the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung.
  • IVF in the 90s. 1. Conference of the European Network for Biomedical Ethics in Stuttgart (M. Düwell/ D. Mieth/E. Hildt, 16/19-01-1997).
  • Ethics and Informatics. Conference in Tübingen (M. Düwell/H. Klaeren/D. Mieth/M. Wolff, 21/22-10-1993)