Jim Dratwa holds degrees in physics, philosophy, politics and the life sciences. He received the Fulbright Scholar Award, was Harvard Boas Fellow, Ramón y Cajal Scholar, and was pre- and post-doctoral Fellow at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and with the program on Science, Technology, and Society. He has taught at the Ecole des Mines de Paris, Sciences Po Paris, Harvard University, and the universities of Brussels, where he is currently based. He is Invited Professor and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
His research and publications address the interconnections between knowledge, values and action. Jim Dratwa has served in several positions of great responsibility in that regard at the European Commission, as member of BEPA (the Bureau of Advisers to the President of the European Commission), at the EPSC, and now in Research and Innovation. He is the EC representative in the international organisations dealing with the ethical implications of science and new technologies (OECD, Council of Europe, United Nations), the Secretary-General of the EC International Dialogue on Bioethics, and heads the office of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies.