Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

The First Draft: Bioethics in Real Time II - Laurie Zoloth - MHB Lectures

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When: Thursday, February 7, 2013
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Rm, 1st Floor, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Bryan Morrison   1.312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic

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Laurie Zoloth, PhD
Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and of Religion
Director of Center for Bioethics, Science, and Society

The First Draft: Bioethics in Real Time II

How is policy in bioethics really made? This second lecture will return to the question of the federal consideration of enhancement of the avian flu, and reflect on how (and whether) the ethical questions raised by Northwestern participants in the first lecture were addressed. How does this actual case (in which you have participated as witnesses) help us to evaluate the role of the questions raised by ethics, religion, philosophy and history in basic and translational research?  Learn about the outcome of the RAC discussions about biosecurity research and on new prospects in rDNA and synthetic biology.

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The Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lectures run weekly on Thursdays at noon, addressing diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. All lectures run from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring a lunch.

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