On 23 and 24 November 2021 the University of Milano-Bicocca and the State University of New York Downstate are organizing the “International Workshop on the risks and challenges of neurotechnologies for human rights” to look into the potential impact of neurotechnologies on human rights and inform a new international legal framework.

The workshop will consist of short talks, Q&A and discussion among a panel of experts in neuroscience, neuroengineering, philosophy, ethics and law, including Chilean Senator Guido Girardi, who led efforts to become the first country to legislate ‘neurorights’; and Ms Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, who manages the International Bioethics Committee.

The workshop will be introduced by Prof. Mesgarani from Columbia University who develops neuroprosthetic devices to translate brain activity into speech (awarded Top-10 Breakthrough of the Year); and Nathan Copeland, the first human implanted with a cortical bidirectional brain-computer interface to move and receive sensation from a robotic arm.

Please find here the workshop poster with additional details and the full list of speakers.

This two-day online workshop will take place on November 23 and 24, 2021 (16:00-20:00 CET)

Please register here to attend.