Single Speaker

Johan De Tavernier

Professor of Theological Ethics

Johan De Tavernier is Professor of Theological Ethics and Vice-Dean for Education at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, KU Leuven. He is Director of Ethics@Arenberg (Science, Engineering and Technology Group, KU Leuven). He served as Academic Secretary/Vice-Dean for Education at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies for nine years (1996-2002 and 2005-2008) and as Vice-Dean for International Relations for two years (2012-2014). He teaches courses in Christian Ethics, Personhood, Environmental Ethics and Bio-Ethics, mainly to theology students, and introductory courses in Christianity to engineering and bio-engineering students. His research interests focus on fundamental moral theology, especially the history of the personalist tradition, the distinctiveness of Christian ethics, the evolutionary biology and ethics, a reinterpretation of the natural law tradition, and the use of scripture in ethics. He is also specialized in three fields of applied ethics: food ethics (e.g. the right to food), engineering ethics, and animal ethics (e.g. genetically modified animals, laboratory animals).

Ethical Debate


During this debate moderated by Jeroen Baert, 6 experts discuss how A.I. might influence their field of expertise and what the ethical implications could be.