Ning Wang joined the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME) in February 2017. She acquired her Master’s degrees in Applied Ethics (MA) and Political Science (MS) from Norway and Sweden respectively, during 2007-2011. From 2010 to 2013, Ning worked as an ethicist for a number of international organizations on policy development, in Geneva, Switzerland. From 2013 to 2016, Ning worked for a Swiss-based multinational company as the Business Ethics Manager, and subsequently a humanitarian NGO as the Ethics Policy Advisor, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2017, Ning returned to academia to pursue a PhD project at the Program of Biomedical Ethics and Law, University of Zurich.
In her current project, Ning works on value sensitive innovation, investigating how to integrate ethical values in the humanitarian use of drones, in collaboration with international organizations and academic institutions across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Through empirical case studies, Ning intends to address the ethical, legal and regulatory challenges new technologies pose to society, propose appropriate and sensible analytical approaches in the understanding and evaluation of them, and outline feasible and pragmatic policy recommendations for the responsible development and deployment of them.