The project team is inviting collaborators around the world who can contribute to various aspects of the project. Direct all enquiries to Simon Niemeyer, the project leader at Simon.Niemeyer@canberra.edu.au.
Convening the Global Citizens Assembly requires resources—from flying and billeting at least twenty-four participants from all over the world in one venue to hiring experienced facilitators and translators. We are looking for funding partners who can cover or contribute to the cost of the Global Citizens’ Assembly. Information about the resources needed are available upon request.
We are looking for an independent pool of experts who can assist in putting together a high quality briefing material for the participants in the Global Citizens Assembly. We welcome scientists, bioethicists, moral philosophers, science journalists, and other stakeholders who can contribute their time and expertise for this project.
Research is a key component in this project. We are looking for collaborators who can convene ‘national citizens juries’ in preparation for the Global Citizens’ Assembly. At a later stage in the project, we are also inviting academics who can provide an independent assessment of the quality of global deliberations.
We have reached a singular global moment. We can now edit genes with unprecedented ease and precision. How do we apply this technology? What sort of future do we want? And who gets to decide?
The Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra is the lead organizer of the Global Citizens’ Assembly.