The Genetic Revolution: Can Ethics Keep Pace?
Date and Time
Monday, March 12, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Executive Classroom 102
San Diego, CA 92110
The Genetic Revolution: Can Ethics Keep Pace? A faculty seminar featuring perspectives from the disciplines of philosophy, science, law, ethics, theology and from the biotech industry itself discussing the ethical and social implications of some of the most recent developments in stem cell research
Keynote expert guest for this talk is Antonio Autiero, PhD, professor of Moral Theology of the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Münster. He was also director of the Centre for Religious Studies of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, Italy from 1997 until 2011. His research expertise includes social ethics, bioethics, the theory of moral subjectivity and the ethical implications of scientific research in general. He was a member of the organizing committee of the 2010 Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church congress in Trento, alongside Boston College’s Jim Keenan. He is also a member of the bioethics working groups for the German Episcopal Conference and the European Episcopal Conferences in Brussels, as well as a member of the Federal Government’s Ethics Committee on cell stem research.
A light dinner will be served.