Middlebury

Suzanne Holland
Lecture: "The Stem Cell Debate: Why the Embryo is Not the Chief Moral Issue"

Suzanne Holland, Ph.D.
Monday, April 21, 2008
4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall, room 220


Dr. Holland is chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, and is Associate Professor of Ethics.  She teaches in the area of religious ethics and values, including bioethics, science and technology, religion, and gender studies.  Her research interests range from the ethics of human genetics and stem cell research, biotechnology and commodification, to broader issues in religion, culture and public policy.   She is co-editor of The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Debate: Science, Ethics & Public Policy (MIT Press, 2001).


A featured event in "Pathways to Flourishing: A Dialogue of Science, Religion and Politics at Middlebury College. " Sponsored by Metanexus, The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, Ross Commons, the Academic Enrichment Fund, and the Department of Religion.

 

 


 

 

Gilbert Meilaender
Lecture: "Embryo Research: Why Not?"

Gilbert Meilaender, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall,
room 220


Gilbert Meilaender, Ph.D. is Richard & Phyllis Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics at Valparaiso University. Professor Meilaender is an associate editor for the Journal of Religious Ethics. He has taken a special interest in bioethics and is a Fellow of the Hastings Center. His books include Bioethics: A Primer for Christians (1996, 2005), Body, Soul, and Bioethics (1995). He has recently edited (together with William Werpehowski) The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics.


A featured event in "Pathways to Flourishing: A Dialogue of Science, Religion and Politics at Middlebury College. " Sponsored by Metanexus, The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, Ross Commons, the Academic Enrichment Fund, and the Department of Religion.

 

 


 

Lecture: "Tower of Babel, or God's Partner in Creation? A Jewish Perspective on Biotechnology"

Elliott Dorff, Ph.D.

Monday, March 17, 2008
4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall,
room 220

Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University, Rabbi Dorff is the author of Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics and Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality: A Reader.  In the spring of 1993, Rabbi Dorff served on the ethics committee of Hillary Rodham Clinton's Health Care Task Force, and in March 1997 and May 1999 he testified on behalf of the Jewish tradition on the subjects of human cloning and stem cell research before the president's National Bioethics Advisory Committee.

A featured event in "Pathways to Flourishing: A Dialogue of Science, Religion and Politics at Middlebury College. " Sponsored by Metanexus, the Saltz Judaica Fund, the Department of Religion, and the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life at Middlebury College.