Advisory Board

Dr. Ana Lita

Ana Lita, Ph.D. is Founder and Executive Director at Global Bioethics Initiative, Ethics Committee Member at the International Federation for Medical & Biological Engineering (IFMBE), and Board Member at the Genetics Policy Institute. Global Bioethics Initiative (GBI) is an international nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fostering public understanding of bioethical issues and to exploring solutions to bioethical challenges.
Through its events and activities, GBI seeks to keep the international community, policy decision-makers, the media, and the general public informed and aware of important bioethical issues. Such awareness is essential for making informed decisions and fostering public debate. It is through such debate that old practices and beliefs are challenged, and new social norms are formed. Using various platforms, GBI is able to promote their motto “Doing bioethics in real life!” Many of the issues addressed by GBI, including reproductive rights, human organ trafficking, and the ethics of population aging, are important to the United Nations and UN-affiliated agencies. Since December 2014, GBI is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). GBI is also a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.
The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations nominated Global Bioethics Initiative for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, the UN’s central platform for debate, reflection, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. GBI is one of only a few organizations to receive such a status. In this capacity, GBI is able to offer policy recommendations directly to those who craft and initiate legislation and participate in intergovernmental meetings of the UN.
Ana earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at Bowling Green State University in 2001. She earned her Master of Arts in Sociology at Centeral European University and her Bachelor of Arts in History of Philosophy at the University of Bucharest.
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