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28. Juni 2018, Hermance (CH)

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (31. März 2018): "Ethics and Nicotine: A conference on moral dimensions of harm reduction within global tobacco control"

Brocher Foundation - Hermance, Switzerland - May 28-June 1 2018

The Brocher Foundation invites younger scholars - junior faculty, post-docs, and advanced graduate students - to apply for inclusion in the 2018 Brocher Summer Academy in Population-Level Bioethics. This year's event is devoted to to the global debate within the field of tobacco control over the promotion of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices as relatively safer alternative to cigarette smoking.

Up to 40 promising younger scholars will be selected by competitive application to join a roster of internationally renowned scholars in tobacco control and ethics for five days of debate and discussion, held in a beautiful estate on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Please consult the conference website <> > for further information on this divisive debate.

Confirmed speakers (more to follow): *David Abrams, public health, New York University *Allan Brandt, history, Harvard University *David Estlund, philosophy, Brown University *Dorothy Hatsukami, psychiatry, University of Minnesota *Nir Eyal, public health, Harvard University *Michael Otsuka, philosophy, London School of Economics *Vaughan Rees, public health, Harvard University *Daniel Wikler, public health, Harvard University *Derek Yach, health policy, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Costs: Participation is free, but a fee of CHF 750 is required to cover course documentation, five nights of accommodation, five lunches and four dinners.

An optional Alpine hike follows. To apply: More details and the application form can be found at the website of the Brocher Foundation: 

<> > .

To apply, please fill out the application form and attach a short CV, one writing sample, and a one-paragraph description of your current research interests. The deadline for applications is March 31.

For details and clarifications, please write to Monica Magalhaes, This event is funded exclusively by the Brocher Foundation, which accepts no funds from the tobacco industry or from any organizations supported by it. The organizers have no financial or other conflict of interests in relation to this event and have never accepted money or other valuable benefits from the tobacco industry or from any organizations supported by it.