Dr Ning Wang joined the Centre as a Visiting Fellow in September 2021. Ning is an ethicist and a political scientist based at the University of Zurich. She acquired her Master’s degrees in Applied Ethics (MA) and Political Science (MS) from Norway and Sweden, respectively, during 2007-2011. From 2010 to 2015, Ning worked as an ethicist for several international organisations across Geneva, Switzerland’s public, private, and NGO sectors. In 2017, Ning joined the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME), researching the topic of value-sensitive innovation. Ning is a native Chinese and speaks English, French and Spanish.
Ning has a broad research interest in the ethical assessment and responsible governance of new and emerging technologies applied in the broader context of public health, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous systems. Through empirical case studies, Ning aims to address the ethical, social, legal and regulatory challenges new technologies pose to society, explore responsive analytical approaches in understanding and evaluating them, and propose practical tools and policy outcomes for their development and governance. On the normative level, Ning is interested in exploring such philosophical conceptions as human nature, identity, agency, autonomy, social responsibility, distributive justice, and the good life, among others. Methodologically, she seeks to draw an empirical perspective into bioethics and a normative perspective into science and technology studies.
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