October 8 – Eric Juengst
And Who Are Your People? Personal Identity and Tribalism in 21st Century Genomic Medicine
Eric Juengst has spent most of his professional life pondering the significance of the human genome. Eric was the first chief of the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Program for the US Human Genome Project, created a thriving research program at Case Western Reserve University, and now directs the Center for Bioethics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
October 22 – David H. Smith
Wonder, Love, Praise, and Decisions at the End of Life
David H Smith has had a distinguished career in Religious Studies and Bioethics at Indiana University and Yale. He ran the Poynter Center at IU for over twenty years and was the founder of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
November 5 – Jamie Lindemann Nelson
Sex and Sensibilities: Medicine, Ethics and Gender as Choice
Jamie Lindemann Nelson, a professor of philosophy at Michigan State University, is a very influential and prolific author with deep interest in literature, the family, and sexual identity.
November 12 – Tom Murray
On the Future of Sport: Values, Meanings, and Performance Enhancing Drugs
Tom Murray is President Emeritus of The Hastings Center, a leading Bioethics research institute. Tom has a decades-long interest in the ethics of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. He serves currently on the Ethics Board of IAAF, the world’s governing body for Athletics.
All events are held Saturday afternoons 2:00 – 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome. The suggested donation, as you are able, is $20 for each talk and $50 for the entire series. These donations help cover costs. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Tom Dewing to make your reservations by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-255-2656.