Current Controversies in Bioethics

NYU Center for Bioethics
Presents A Workshop On

Current Controversies in Bioethics

Friday, May 22nd-Saturday, May 23, 2015
NYU Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
1st Floor Jurow Hall (Enter on Waverly Pl.)
New York, NY 10003
Time: TBA

Space is limited, so please RSVP here and we will notify you if there is availability.

Bioethics is the study of ethical issues arising out of advances in the life sciences and medicine. The field of bioethics has addressed a broad range of issues, from debates about the beginning and end of human life (e.g., abortion, euthanasia) to the allocation of scare resources (e.g., organ donation, health care rationing); to ethical issues arising out of the clinical setting (doctor/patient relationships, conscientious objection); to the conduct of medical research (e.g., the use of placebo controls, research in developing countries); and to challenges posed by new biosciences (e.g., embryonic stem cell research, cloning). This workshop will feature up-to-date research and present a wide variety of perspectives in this fast-growing field. Thirteen significant figures in Bioethics will pair up to address and offer contrasting views on five current issues in Bioethics.

Conference organizers: S. Matthew Liao (NYU) and Collin O'Neil (CUNY, Lehman)

Check back shortly for a detailed workshop schedule.

Topics Will Include:
  • Addiction and Moral Responsibility
  • Psychopathy, Autism and Capacities for Responsible Agency
  • Reproductive Ethics and Non-Identity Problem
  • The Justification of Ancillary Care Duties
  • Justice and Health Care


 Nomy Arpaly
 Nir Eyal
Agnieszka Jaworska
 Neil Levy
S. Matthew Liao
 Dana Nelkin  Collin O'Neil  Henry Richardson Melinda Roberts Timothy Schroeder

 Saul Smilansky
 Zofia Stemplowska
 David Wasserman