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 2016-2019

Name First Name, OccupationFunction
Rippe Klaus Peter, Prof. Dr., Professor of Practical Philosophy and Principal of the University of Education Karlsruhe (Germany), director of "ethik im diskurs", ZurichChair
Arnold Markus, Dr. theol., until 2018: Lecturer of Ethics and Director of Studies at the Institute of Religious Education, University of LucerneMember
Monika Betzler, Prof. Dr., Chair in Practical Philosophy and Ethics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany)Member
Clavien Christine, Dr. phil., Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche (MER) of Philosophy, Institut Éthique Histoire Humanités (iEH2)), University of GenevaMember
Gelinsky Eva, Dr. agrar., Research assistant at Pro Specie Rara (until End of May 2018), coordinator of the Initiative for GE-free Seed an Breeding (IG Saatgut)Member
Guarda Greta, PhD, group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina) at the Università della Svizzera Italiana, BellinzonaMember
Hess Gérald, Dr. phil. I, Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche (MER) of Ethics and environmental Philosophy, University of LausanneMember
Leeb Tosso, Prof. Dr. rer. nat., Professor of veterinary medicine genetics and animal breeding, director of the Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of BernMember
Mahlmann Matthias, Prof. Dr., Chair of Philosophie and Theory of Law, Legal Sociology and International Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of ZurichMember
Neuhaus Jean-Marc, Prof. Dr., Professor emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecularbiology, University of NeuchâtelMember
Schäfer Otto, Dr. sc. agrar., biologist and protestant theologian (environmental ethics), Biel/BienneMember
Wild Markus, Prof. Dr., Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Philosophy Department, University of BaselMember


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Last edition: 07.10.2019


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