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Ethical Responsibility and Globalization

When: Nov 15, 2002 at 10:00 AM

Robert Bernasconi holds the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He is author of The Question of Language in Heidegger's History of Being and Heidegger in Question: The Art of Existing. Ethical Responsibility and Globalization - Read More…

Redesigning Ourselves, Engineering Our Children: Knowing When to Stop

When: Nov 11, 2002 03:25 PM

Rosemarie Tong is Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. From 1989 to 1998 she was Thatcher Professor in Medical Humanities and Philosophy at Davidson College. She also taught at Williams College, 1978-1988; was Olmstead Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Lafayette College in 1993; and Stacy Davidson, Jr. Professor at the University of Mississippi during 1998. She was selected as the 1986 Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Among the associations to which she belongs are the American Philosophical Association (committee on philosophy and medicine and program committee); North American Society for Social Philosophy (executive council and division chair); American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics; International Association of Bioethics; International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics; Society for Women in Philosophy; American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; and the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Redesigning Ourselves, Engineering Our Children: Knowing When to Stop - Read More…

Child's Play: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

When: Oct 24, 2002 at 6:00 PM

Disability and the Holocaust: a History Revealed--a Film and Panel Discussion

When: Oct 07, 2002 at 9:00 PM

Simi Linton founded Disability/Arts in order to work with artists and cultural institutions to help shape the presentation of disability in the arts, and to increase the representation of works by disabled artists. She is the author of numerous articles on disability studies and disability and the arts, and the book, Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity (New York University Press, 1998). She is also a founder and the co-director of the Disability Studies Project, a curriculum development project at Hunter College. Disability and the Holocaust: a History Revealed--a Film and Panel Discussion - Read More…

Racial and Ethnic Complexities in US American Life: Implications for African-Americans

When: Oct 03, 2002 at 9:00 PM

I explore changing demographics in the US of A and what the consequences might be for African Americans in terms of how we wrestle with issues of social justice, alliances with persons of other racial and/or ethnic groups, etc. New complexities are generating need for reconsiderations and altered practices. Racial and Ethnic Complexities in US American Life: Implications for African-Americans - Read More…

Preserving the Promise of Genomics: A Civil Rights Route to Protection from Genetic Discrimination

When: Sep 16, 2002 at 4:00 PM

Anita Silvers, Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, has published seven books, including Medicine and Social Justice(with Rosamond Rhodes and Margaret Battin), Americans With Disabilities: Exploring Implications of the Law for Individuals and Institutions (with Leslie Francis), Disability, Difference, Discrimination: Perspectives on Justice in Bioethics and Public Policy (with David Wasserman and Mary Mahowald),Sociobiology and Human Nature (with Michael Gregory). and The Recombinant DNA Controversy (with Michael Gregory). She has written more than one hundred book chapters and articles on ethics and bioethics, social philosophy, aesthetics, law, feminism, and disability studies, In 2002, Silvers co-directed (with Eva Kittay) an NEH Summer Seminar on "Justice, Equality, and the Challenge of Disability." The California Faculty Association honored her with its Equal Rights Award for her work in making higher education more accessible to people with disabilities. Preserving the Promise of Genomics: A Civil Rights Route to Protection from Genetic Discrimination - Read More…