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AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion

AAAS established the program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) in 1995 to facilitate communication between scientific and religious communities. DoSER builds on AAAS's long-standing commitment to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large.

AAAS has sought to advance science and to relate scientific knowledge and technological development to the purposes and concerns of society at large for over 150 years. Issues of value and ethics are raised by the appearance of technologies not even imagined by earlier generations. Questions of meaning and religion emerge from our deepening understanding of the natural order. Issues of value and meaning are grounded in the disciplines of ethics and religion. The scientific community needs to be in dialogue with both fields in order to understand the cultural context within which science operates and to respond to the societal issues opened up by scientific discovery and technological development. AAAS provides a uniquely credible forum for that engagement because of its disciplinary breadth.

DoSER Staff

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

Program Director

Dr. Se Kim

Associate Program Director

Christine A. Scheller

Communications Director

Curtis L. Baxter III

Senior Program Associate

Rob O'Malley

Dr. Rob O'Malley

Senior Program Associate

Dr. John Slattery

Senior Program Associate

Lilah Sloane

Lilah Sloane

Program Associate

Warren Dennis

Program Assistant