We are happy to announce a collaboration between GBI and the Center for the Study of Bioethics in Belgrade. We have teamed up because we share the common goal of promoting awareness and discussion of bioethical issues. Our cooperation should help facilitate the exchange of information, the organization of seminars and conferences, and the advancement of other activities that are important to the development of bioethics. We hope that by combining our networks we will be able to reach more people.

The Center for the Study of Bioethics is a unique research institute in Serbia that is closely affiliated with the University of Belgrade. The Center is headed up by Professor Vojin Rakic and houses the Central and Eastern European Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and the Cambridge Working Group for Bioethics Education in Serbia.

CSB is dedicated to fostering debate on important bioethical issues, including those related to euthanasia, cloning, genetic engineering, abortion, and pharmacology. The Center has organized many successful lectures and seminars on these topics. In May 2013, CSB partnered with the Oxford Center for Neuroethics to host one of the most important international scientific conferences of the year. “Enhancement: Cognitive, Moral and Mood” garnered a great deal of attention from the scientific community and the greater public.

CSB members include scholars such as Peter Singer, John Harris, Ingmar Persson, James Hughes, Glenn McGee, Nicholas Agar, Don Marquis, Tom Douglas, Rob Sparrow, Bert Gordijn, Maartie Schermer, Tomi Kushner, Milan Cirkovic, Aleksandar Damjanovic, Dusanka Krajnovic, Amira Fazlagic, Mjodrag Stojkovic, and Marina Stamenkovic-Radak. The work of CSB members frequently appears in well-known, reputable scientific journals, including the Journal of Medical Ethics and the American Journal of Bioethics.

CSB is currently involved in many ongoing projects, including

“Disaster Bioethics: Addressing Ethical Issues Triggered by Disasters”

“Citizen’s Health Through Public-Private Initiatives: Public Health, market, and Ethical Perspectives”

“Bioethical Aspects: Morally Acceptable Within the Biotechnologically and Socially Possible”


To learn more about CSB, visit their website.