Gaston Meskens is a philosophical activist and artist with a background in science.
Founder and coordinator of the New Humanism Project (www.newhumanism.org)
Academic studies & research
PhD researcher in moral philosophy at the Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Ghent, Belgium)
Master degrees in theoretical physics (1991; orientation quantum physics, theory of relativity and cosmology) and nuclear physics (1993) from the University of Ghent, Belgium
Master degree in information & intelligent decision technologies (orientation artificial intelligence) from the Technical University of Ghent, Belgium, 1987.
Researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Ghent, Belgium) (part-time) https://research.flw.ugent.be/nl/cevi / project website www.the-possibility-of-global-governance.net
Researcher and lecturer on ethics of science and technology with the Science & Technology Studies group of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (part-time) https://www.sckcen.be/ethics
Guest lecturer at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Trinity College Dublin, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the Aachen Technical University, the World Nuclear University, the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK, Ghent), the University of Hasselt
Member of the Steering Committee of the Constituency of Research-oriented Non-Governmental Organisations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (www.ringos.net)
Member of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (www.imadr.org)
Guest author for Apache.be, a site for ‘investigative journalism to the fourth dimension’ (in Dutch) (www.apache.be/gastbijdragen/auteur/gaston-meskens/)
Member of the research & activism collective stRaten-Generaal (www.stratengeneraal.be)
Supporting Board member of the Intellectual Capital Institute of Africa (an NGO based in Ghana)
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