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Societal Engagement with Science: the UK Citizen Jury on Human Embryo Genome Editing

About the Seminar Are there any circumstances under which the United Kingdom’s government should consider changing the law to allow intentional genome editing of human embryos for serious genetic conditions? British parliamentarians will debate this question when the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act is renewed. Professor Middleton organized a citizen’s jury to consider this issue.

On the plane home from Hong Kong, immediately after scientist He Jiankui announced he had delivered the first germline editing, Professor Middleton started to design the UK Citizens’ Jury on...

Launch Event | 5/5/22

The Kavli Center celebrated its Launch in May of 2022

Amy Maxmen, "Inequality as a Frontier for Science Journalism" | 11/3/22

About the Event

The Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public, and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, hosted this lecture sponsored by the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program. Amy Maxmen’s talk is part of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards program's annual fall lecture series. The awards program has recognized excellence in science reporting since 1945, including a 2020 Gold Award to Maxmen in the Magazine category for her report in Nature on “Behind the Front Lines of...

BERGIT Meeting | Philip Reiner "How digital technologies influence cognition and democracy" | 3/22/23


At this meeting, Philip Reiner will share important findings from a two-year project of the Digital Cognition and Democracy Initiative which brought together experts in neuroscience, AI, digital media, psychiatry, government, and more to investigate how digital technologies influence cognition and democracy. You can...

Kavli Center Colloquium: Amy Marcus on her new Book ‘We the Scientists’ | 4/24/23


The Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning WSJ reporter and author, Amy Dockser Marcus. Amy will talk about her new book, "We the Scientists," which chronicles the story of a group of activist parents and scientists who join forces to develop a drug to treat a rare disease.

For more than half a century, medical advances have been driven by investigators launching experiments inside labs. Science is often conducted in isolation and geared toward the long view. This is the story of a group of people who tried to force the lab doors...

Stuart Russell to Participate in UC Berkeley AI lectures exploring possibilities, implications of ChatGPT

March 10, 2023

Since its launch last November, the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT has been an international sensation, with people using the platform to do everything from writing essays, computer code, poems and research proposals to planning vacations, flirting with Tinder matches and creating malware.

At a series of public lectures at Berkeley this spring, seven of the world’s leading experts on AI will address these questions head-on.

The series will feature Berkeley Ph.D. recipient...

Open House | 2/23/23

About the Event

The Kavli Center, together with suite-mates, the Center for Long-Term Cyber Security and the Berkeley Institute for Data Sciences, are welcoming the campus community to their newly renovated space in Sutardja Dai Hall!

The three centers share overlapping interests in bringing researchers together across disciplines to advance socially responsible innovations.


12:00 – 12:30 Social; light lunch in new space

12:30 – 1:00 Program: Welcome! About each center and current or upcoming programs, and a bout the collaboration between groups...