Bioethics Events: Media
'Climate Gridlock: Science, Politics, and Credibility' by
Evelyn Fox Keller, see event feature in NYU Local.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Benjamin Sachs (moderator), Andrew Smith, and Ronald Stram
Presented by the Philoctetes Center
Friday, March 26, 2010
invites you to attend a public lecture by
Gene Therapy, Cognitive Disability, and Abortion(Find this lecture on Itunes)
5 Washington Place, Room 202
(NE Corner of Waverly Pl.)
Reception to follow
Most of us take it for granted that what we believe to be liberal, humane views about abortion, genetic therapy for cognitive impairment, and prenatal injury must all be compatible. My talk will challenge this comfortable assumption. I will suggest that the possible reasons we might have to provide genetic therapy for a cognitively impaired fetus are also equally strong reasons not to have an abortion. I then argue that what seems to be the obvious way for those with liberal views about abortion to avoid this dilemma has wholly unacceptable implications concerning the infliction of prenatal injury.
Download a PDF flyer here.
Click on the Names for links of Footage from the Launching of the New Bioethics Center at New York University.
Please note that RealPlayer is required to view the footage and can be downloaded for free at www.real.com.
Life, Health, & Environment
Launch of the Center for Bioethics, New York University
Auditorium, 5 Washington Place (NE corner of Mercer Street)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
President John Sexton
William Ruddick (Bioethics, Philosophy, Psychiatry, NYU)
Daniel Wikler (School of Public Health, Harvard)
Peter Singer (Center for Human Values, Princeton)
Dale Jamieson (Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Law, NYU)
Friends of Bioethics
Chair: William Ruddick (Bioethics, Philosophy, Psychiatry, NYU)
George Thurston (Environmental Medicine, NYU)
Helen Nissenbaum (Media, Culture and Communication, Computer Science, NYU)
Rayna Rapp (Anthropology, NYU)
Rogan Kersh (Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU)
Troy Duster (Sociology, NYU & UC Berkeley)