Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Panamerican University of Mexico City
Lourdes Velázquez is a member of the FISP Steering Committee and Co-Chair of FISP's Commitee of Bioethisc and the Ethics of the Sciences. She was born in Mexico City, obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from the University La Salle (Mexico) and a Masters in Bioethics from the Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum (Rome). After postgraduate study supported by a scholarship of the Mexican Council for Science and Research, she obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Genoa (Italy) and undertook research and teaching at that University for several years. Her research fields were initially in epistemology, and the study of philosophical and scientific doctrines in pre-Hispanic Mexican cultures. She then became deeply interested in bioethics, in which she obtained a Masters degree (at the Ateneo Regina Apostolorum in Rome) and a Doctorate (at the Universidad Anáhuac of México). She had several teaching appointments at universities in Mexico and Italy, and from 2009 on she has been a tenured professor in the Faculty of Bioethics of the Universidad Anáhuac of Mexico as well as an appointment as titular professor of Latin-American Philosophy at the Pontifical University of Mexico.
Her publications include three books and many articles in the domains of epistemology, history and philosophy of pre-Hispanic Mexican cultures, bioethics. She serves on the Board of Consulting Editors of several professional journals.