Members of the ECNH

The 12 independent members of the ECNH are ethicists from various disciplines (philosophy, theology, biology, medicine and law), representing different viewpoints. The members and the Chair are appointed by the Federal Council.

Members of the ECNH 2020-2023

Name First Name, Occupation Function
Rippe Klaus Peter, Prof. Dr., Principal of the University of Education Karlsruhe (Germany) and Professor of Pratical Philosophy Chair
Monika Betzler, Prof. Dr., Chair in Practical Philosophy and Ethics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany) Member
Camenzind Samuel, PhD, Postdoc at the Institut of Philosophy, University of Vienna (Austria) Member
Clavien Christine, Prof. Dr., Associate Professor of Philosophy, Institut Éthique Histoire Humanités (iEH2), University of Geneva Member
Gelinsky Eva, Dr. agrar., Coordinator of the Initiative for GE-free Seed an Breeding (IG Saatgut), independent scientist (semnar / saatgutpolitik & wissenschaft) Member
Guarda Greta, Prof. Dr., Group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Associate Professor at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in Bellinzona, Lecturer at the ETH Zurich Member
Hess Gérald, Dr. phil. I, Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche (MER) in Ethics and Environmental Philosophy, University of Lausanne Member
Kirchschläger Peter G., Prof. Dr. theol. lic. phil., Chair in Theological Ethics and Head of the Institute for Social Ethics ISE at the University of Lucerne Member
Mahlmann Matthias, Prof. Dr., Chair in Philosophie and Theory of Law, Legal Sociology and International Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zurich Member
Neuhaus Jean-Marc, Prof. Dr., Professor emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecularbiology, University of Neuchâtel Member
Pawel Pelczar, Dr., molecular biologist, Head of the Center for Transgenic Models, University of Basel Member
Schäfer Otto, Dr. theol., Dr. sc. agr., biologist and protestant theologian (environmental ethics), faculties of protestant theology at Strasbourg (Associate researcher of the UR 4378) and at Zurich




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Last edition: 06.03.2023