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Past Events

(2016) Careers in Ethics Panel 2016

Our 2016 Speakers included
Christopher Kovel, MA | Research Associate, MauroNewMedia
Faith Forgione, MA | Human Research Protections Program Coordinator, City University of New York
Elizabeth Yuko, PhD | Program Coordinator, HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute and Founding Editor, Ethics and Society blog

The annual MA Ethics and Society Careers in Ethics panels feature exciting lineups of outside professionals and Ethics and Society graduates engaged or pursuing a variety of ethics-related careers in health care, medicine, research, bioethics, business, law, and policy.

(2016) In Good Conscience: Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism, Violence, and Limited Resources

In Good Conscience: Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism, Violence, and Limited Resources

Sponsored by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture and the Fordham Center for Ethics Education

Pervasive fears sparked by acts of terror, violent crime and resource scarcity test our values and raise critical questions about how enduring our support for human rights may be.

When does the right to live safely and securely trump our obligation to uphold basic human rights? Is our attitude toward extreme remedies such as capital punishment and torture rooted in principle or in pragmatism? What do we owe survivors of genocide and other tragedies? This forum focused on the challenge of upholding human rights, compassion and justice in an increasingly insecure world.

Conference Speakers

Ivan Šimonović
Consolee Nishimwe
Celia B. Fisher, PhD
Matthew C. Waxman
Andrea Bartoli, PhD

(2015) Fordham University Undergraduate Business Ethics Case Competition

Fordham University Undergraduate Business Ethics Case Competition

February 18, 2015 | 3 - 5 p.m. | Rose Hill Campus
Flom Auditorium, Walsh Family Library

Sponsored by the Gabelli School of Business and the Center for Ethics Education, the purpose of the Business Ethics Case Competition is to encourage student teams to consider how business, legal, and ethical elements interplay and align when applied to a current issue. Winners receive cash prizes and the change to represent Fordham University at IBECC, the International Business Ethics Case Competition.

Read about the 2015 winning team and their project.

(2014) A Crisis of Conscience: What Do We Owe Immigrant Youth and Families?

113 West 60th Street, Pope Auditorium

As thousands of unaccompanied children stream into the United States and thousands more remain behind while their parents are deported, Americans remain sharply divided about what constitutes a just policy toward immigrant youth and families. How do we balance the best interests of children and parents against U.S. economic aspirations and a sharply divided electorate? Learn more about A Crisis of Conscience.

Speakers included:

  • Ken Salazar, former U.S. Senator from Colorado, Democrat, and 50th U.S. Secretary of the Interior
  • Sarah Burr, former Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition
  • David Ushery, journalist and host of NBC’s The Debrief with David Ushery

(2014) The Value of Liberal Arts Education and America's Future

April 28, 2014 | Lincoln Center Campus
113 W. 60th St., 12th Floor Lounge

The current economic climate has raised critical questions regarding the cost, scope and purpose of a college education in the United States, including the value of liberal arts curricula. Traditionally, American higher education sought to teach critical thinking skills, foster leadership abilities, prepare students for future careers, and produce ethically informed and engaged citizens. Recent concerns about soaring student debt and narrowing job opportunities, however, have prompted calls for colleges to prioritize vocational and technical instruction aimed at preparing students for immediate employment, raising fundamental questions about the moral ramifications of disinvestment in liberal arts education.

This multidisciplinary conference addressed urgent concerns regarding the cost and content of college education, and examined the value of the liberal arts in shaping active moral leaders to promote the common good.

Watch the Conference

March 27, 2014 | Rose Hill Campus
6 p.m.

Ethics professionals and recent Ethics and Society graduates participated in an interactive panel about ethics-related careers. View a video recording of the event.

Conference Speakers

  • Rebecca Chopp, President Swarthmore College
  • Andrew Delbanco, Columbia University
  • Jamienne Studley, U.S. Department of Education
  • Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College
  • Richard Vedder, Center for College Affordability and Accountability

(2014) Humans in Nature: the World as We Find It and the World as We Create It

February 12, 2014 | Rose Hill Campus
O'Hare Special Collections Room, Walsh Library | 12:30 p.m.

  • Can we identify “natural” states of affairs at all, especially in light of the degree to which humans have been remaking nature?
  • Can concern about the human relationship to nature make any moral sense?
  • And could that concern about the human relationship to nature be legitimately taken up into public policy and political discourse?

Drawing on his book Humans in Nature: The World as We Find It and the World as We Create It, Gregory Kaebnick, editor of the Hastings Center Report and a research scholar at The Hastings Center, provided a qualified defense of the preservationist instinct toward nature.

(2013) Cultivating Moral Persons: Buddhist Ethics in Conversation

November 13, 2013 | Rose Hill Campus

Fordham post-doctoral Fellow Dr. Joshua Schapiro (Theology) presented on his work at the most recent Ethics Colloquium on Wednesday, November 13th. Dr. Schapiro discussed what Buddhist forms of meditation meant to cultivate compassion and moral growth. Dr. Christopher Gowans, Chair of Fordham University's Department of Philosophy, provided a response that focused on the importance of non-attachment and wisdom.

(2013) Bringing LGBT Content into the Fordham Classroom: A Faculty Dialogue on Curricula, Pedagogy, and Classroom Climate

October 2, 2013 | Rose Hill Campus

In spring 2013, a study on the status of gender and sexual minority students at Fordham revealed that many such students experience fear, harassment, discrimination, and social isolation in a variety of spaces at Fordham, including residence halls, athletic teams, clubs, and classrooms. These experiences negatively impact their academic performance, self esteem, and overall college experience.

In response, Fordham faculty and teaching fellows participated in an open discussion on creating LGBTQ-inclusive classroom experiences. In particular, the luncheon included brief presentations by Fordham faculty and an interdisciplinary dialogue on university mission and the dignity of all students, discipline-relevant LGBTQ curricula, affirming and safe classroom climate for all students, and classroom conversations about sexual and gender diversity.

(2013) Aging Well with HIV: Challenges and Opportunities

March 25, 2013 | Lincoln Center Campus

Half of those living with HIV in the U.S. will be over 50 by 2015. Addressing the behavioral health needs of this population is critical to promote successful aging. Many older adults with HIV have the triple diagnoses of HIV, depression, and substance use, exacerbated by stigma, ageism, racism, poverty, and social isolation. Students and professionals are encouraged to attend to meet local leaders in the field and learn more about future directions in this emerging domain.

Featured speakers include:

Richard Havlik, Former Chief of Epidemiology, National Institute on Aging

Sarit Golub, Associate Professor f Psychology, Hunter College

Perry Halkitis, Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies, Steinhardt School, New York University

Claudia Moreno, Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work

Celia Fisher, Director, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education

Stephen Karpiak, Senior Director for Research and Evaluation, ACRIA


Sponsored by the Be the Evidence Project, AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, and the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education.

(2013) Jailing for Dollars: The Moral Costs of Privatizing Justice

April 23, 2013 | Lincoln Center Campus

Over the past 30 years, the United States has become the world's leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people currently in the nation's prisons or jails. Harsher laws and longer sentences have led to an explosive increase in prison over-crowding and economic burdens for state governments; with little evidence of increased public safety. Efforts to ease the financial pressures on municipalities have given rise to government contracted for-profit prison companies. Once considered a free-market solution to the prison crises, the privatization of incarceration in the U.S. has raised urgent moral questions about the policies and practices of the criminal justice system and the nature and doing of justice.

With presentations from well-known public figures, policy-makers, moral scholars, religious leaders and criminal justice professionals, this multidisciplinary conference explored the nature and ethical implications of jailing for profit, including:

  • Do public-private prison contracts that incentivize high incarceration rates have a perverse effect on police and judicial actions?
  • Can we morally justify the human cost of money-saving practices that lead to overcrowding, unsafe, and demoralizing prison conditions for inmates and prison staff?

Conference Speakers

  • Cindy Chang | Staff Writer, The Los Angeles Times
    Cindy Chang covers immigration and ethnic communities for the Los Angeles Times. While at the New Orleans Times-Picayune, she was the lead writer for a series exposing the role of Louisiana's for-profit prisons in the state’s world-leading incarceration rate. “Louisiana Incarcerated” received the June 2012 Sidney Award and the 2013 John Jay College/H.F. Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.
  • Scott Cohn | Investigative Reporter, CNBC
    Scott Cohn is leads the CNBC network's investigative unit, Investigations Inc. He also appears on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, MSNBC, and the NBC News magazine Rock Center with Brian Williams. Cohn is a three-time Emmy nominee, all for investigative reporting, and a two-time CableACE nominee. He has reported some of CNBC's most acclaimed documentaries, including "Billions Behind Bars: Inside America's Prison Industry," which received a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). His groundbreaking documentary "Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation" received a 2011 Gerald Loeb Award—the highest honor in business journalism—as well as top honors from IRE, the national organization of investigative reporters and editors. His other documentaries include “Price of Admission: America's College Debt Crisis,” “Secrets of the Knight: Sir Allen Stanford and the Missing Billions,” “Filthy Rich” and “Health Care Hustle.”

    A native of Chicago, Cohn holds a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, where he currently serves on the advisory board of the Center for Journalism Ethics. In 2005, the University honored him with its annual award for Distinguished Service to Journalism.
  • Thomas Giovanni | Counsel to the Justice Program, The Brennan Center
    Thomas Giovanni is Counsel to the Justice Program at the Brennan Center. He has expertise in criminal justice, criminal procedure and trial practice, public defense, and pretrial proceedings. His work focuses on eliminating mass incarceration and improving public defense services. He is also Director of the Community-Oriented Defender Network, a network housed in the Brennan Center’s Justice Program, composed of defender offices from across the country, dedicated to using their skills to improve the lives of clients and the communities in which they live.

    Before coming to the Brennan Center, Thomas was a public defender for a decade at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. Thomas has collaborated extensively with clinical law programs at Cardozo and Fordham, and served as a guest lecturer and field placement supervisor for the NYU School of Law’s Criminal and Community Defense clinic. Each year, he also serves as a Coach at the New York State Defender's Association Basic Trial Skills Program, an intensive trial advocacy training for criminal defense attorneys. Thomas has been featured on The Rachel Maddow Show, PBS’s Need to Know, and NY1’s Inside City Hall. He holds a BA (1994) from Morehouse College, a Historically Black College, and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center (1998).
  • Judith Greene | Founding Director, Justice Strategies
    Judy Greene is an independent criminal justice policy analyst and a founder of Justice Strategies. Her areas of expertise include private prisons, sentencing, and corrections policy. Judy began her prison privatization research almost a decade ago as a Senior Research Fellow for the Institute on Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to that post Judy was director of the State-Centered Program for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. From 1985 to 1993 Judy was Director of Court Programs at the Vera Institute of Justice, and she is currently a senior research associate for the Justice Policy Institute, the Drug Policy Alliance and the Women’s Prison Association.

    Since completing the Minnesota privatization research, she has documented and assessed "best practices" in private prison oversight for the RAND Corporation, under sponsorship by the National Institute of Justice, and has investigated human rights abuses in private prisons as a Senior Soros Justice Fellow of the Open Society Institute.

    Over many years of research on sentencing and corrections policy Judy has provided legislative testimony in California, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Georgia, and Texas, and has presented papers for scores of professional and policy organizations, including the National Institute of Justice, the National Institute on Corrections; the Open Society Institute, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the British Columbia Provincial Court Judicial Conference, the Freidrich Ebert Stiftung, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Economic Policy Institute, the Minnesota Sentencing Commission, the Maryland Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy, and the Youth Law Center.
  • Michael P. Jacobson | Director and President, The Vera Institute
    Michael P. Jacobson is the president and CEO of the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. Dr. Jacobson joined Vera as its fourth director in January 2005. Before then he was a professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A PhD in sociology, he was the New York City Correction Commissioner from 1995 to 1998 and the City's Probation Commissioner from 1992 to 1996. Prior to that, he worked in the New York City Office of Management and Budget from 1984 to 1992 where he was the Deputy Budget Director. He is the author of Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration (New York University Press 2005). He serves as chair of the New York City Criminal Justice Agency.
  • John Pfaff (Moderator) | Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
    John Pfaff is an Associate Professor of Law where he teaches criminal law, sentencing law, and law and economics. Before coming to Fordham, he was the John M. Olin Fellow at the Northwestern University School of Law and clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Professor Pfaff's research focuses on empirical questions related to criminal law and sentencing and, more generally, on the application of social science techniques to criminal law and policy. He is currently focusing on two empirical questions. The first explores the forces which have driven the explosive growth of the US prison population over the past thirty years. And the second looks at how to incorporate evidence based practices into the judicial review of scientific and empirical evidence. For his work on the latter issue, Professor Pfaff recently received a two-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation and the University of Chicago's Arete Initiative for the study of wisdom.

(2013) Careers in Ethics: A Panel of Professionals and Ethics and Society Graduates

February 7, 2013 | Rose Hill Campus

On February 7th, the Ethics and Society program organized an exciting panel of outside professionals and Ethics and Society graduates engaged in or pursuing a variety of ethics-related careers.

(2012) The American Gun Debate: Trust, Violence and the Eclipse of Reason

November 7, 2012 | Rose Hill Campus

Our second Ethics Colloquium Series of the semester featured Dr. Saul Cornell, one of the nation's leading authorities on early American constitutional thought and author of The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect? (St. Martin's Press, 2000).

(2012) The Decision to Trust

October 17, 2012 | Rose Hill Campus

Our first Ethics Colloquium Series of the semester was led by Professor Robert Hurley (GBA), who discussed his new book "The Decision to Trust: How Leaders Create High-Trust Organizations." A faculty response was delivered by Center associate director Barbara Hilkert Andolsen (Theology).

(2012) Money, Media and the Battle for Democracy's Soul

April 24, 2012 | Lincoln Center Campus

Current national debates have focused on the growing political influence of money and mass media in the electoral arena and its implications for public trust, integrity and the democratic values of an informed, active, and unduly influenced citizenry. With the backdrop of the 2012 elections, this conference featured a distinguished multidisciplinary group of legal scholars, policymakers, political leaders, and journalists (including former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, NBC News journalist Chuck Todd, and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart) to address important topics of public dialogue.

(2012) Catholic Idealism vs. Economic Realism The Vatican's Note on Reforming the International Financial System

March 29, 2012 | Rose Hill Campus

In October 2011, the Vatican released a 41-page document, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority.” In this lecture, Fordham faculty discussed the sweeping reforms proposed. Speakers included Dr. Christine Hinze (Professor of Christian Ethics and Director, Curran Center on American Catholic Studies), Dr. Henry Schwalbenberg (associate profess or economics) and Dr. Adam Fried (assistant director, Center for Ethics Education). Sponsored by the Curran Center on American Catholic Studies, Graduate Program in International Political and Economy Development and the Center for Ethics Education.

(2012) Cura Personalis: Faculty Voices Against Hate Speech on Campus

March 21, 2012 | Rose Hill Campus

Members of Fordham's Faculty offered brief perspectives on issues raised by the recent hate speech incidents and in response to Father McShane's call to move the campus toward the fulfillment of the Jesuit maxim cura personalis. Presentations were followed by a faculty-student discussion and catered reception.

Faculty Panelists Include:

Introduction by Patrick Ryan, SJ

(2011) Valuing Health: Benefit Disparities and Global Development Aid in Population Philosophical Ethics

November 16, 2011 | Rose Hill Campus

This faculty ethics seminar was led by Professor Gerard Vong (philosophy) and the response was delivered by Robert Brent (economics). If we can only administer one medical drug that saves a small number of peoples' lives or another that cures the minor ailments of a vast number of people, which ought we to administer? On the basis of such cases where the individual benefits between different options are qualitatively disparate, Professor Vong challenged widely used measurements of health and disease burden. He argued that while useful, such measurements obscure ethically important features of the distribution of healthcare and development benefits.

(2011) What Do We Owe Veterans? Moral and Clinical Perspectives

October 12, 2011 | Rose Hill Campus

Presented by Nicholas Tampio (Political Science) and Adam Fried (Center for Ethics Education).

Talk Description: America is currently embroiled in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with tens of thousands of injured and traumatized veterans returning home. This seminar offered moral and clinical perspectives on the following questions:

What are our moral obligations to injured veterans?

What are the long-term consequences of war-related traumas and how should we treat or compensate wounded veterans?

What are the post-war human and economic costs and how do they influence our thinking about future wars?

(2011) Moral Outrage and Moral Repair: Reflections on 9/11 and its Afterlife

April 12, 2011 | Lincoln Center Campus

A decade has passed since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Meanwhile, debate over methods of preventing future harms while preserving our moral integrity has raised complex questions that touch upon issues of rights, redress and our common humanity. Featuring a distinguished multidisciplinary group of policy makers, theologians, legal scholars, moral philosophers and social scientists, this conference sought to advance public dialogue and moral understandings as the country continues to grapple with these tensions.

Video Proceedings


(2011) Moral Reconciliation, Forgiveness, and Repair: Film Viewing and Discussion

April 6, 2011 | Lincoln Center Campus

This documentary and discussion focused on moral reconciliation, forgiveness, and repair related to acts of evil and wrong-doing, such as 9/11 and other acts of terrorism, the atrocities of the Holocaust, and genocide in Rwanda. The film (“The Power of Forgiveness”) includes stories and interviews with people from many faith traditions, including Buddhist (Thich Nhat Hanh), Islamic (Azim Khamisa), Jewish (Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel), and Christian (Rev. James Forbes), on topics on forgiveness and reconciliation. The documentary was followed by a student discussion led by Professor Barbara Hilkert Andolsen (Theology).

(2010-2011) Faculty Ethics Seminar Series: 2010-11

February 16, 2011: Luncheon & Faculty Ethics Seminar
Jada Strabbing (philosophy) will present on "Moral Responsibility for Actions and Attitudes: Connections to Psychological Disorders and Criminal Justice." Barry Rosenfeld (psychology) provided a response, followed by general faculty discussion. (O'Hare Special Collections Room, Walsh Library)

November 18, 2010: Panel presentation and general discussion: "When the Sparrow Falls: Jewish, Christian, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Evil and Suffering"
Speakers include Fr. Thomas Regan, SJ, Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard and Dr. Lisa Cataldo. (reception to follow; O'Hare Special Collections Room, Walsh Library)

September 22, 2010: Lunch and Interdisciplinary Roundtable
Discussion of the award-winning novel, The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell, focusing on the seminar themes of evil and suffering. (University Commons, Duane Library)

(2010) Moral Heat: Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Regulation and Economics in the 21st Century

April 20, 2010 | Rose Hill Campus

With presentations from a number of distinguished and well-known academics, business leaders, regulatory officers, and ethics scholars, this multidisciplinary conference explored the intersections and tensions between the ethics of environmental sustainability, the workings of markets, and the roles of government and civil society in protecting and advancing an ecologically-responsible common good in the 21st century.

(2009)Privacy Rights and Wrongs: Balancing Moral Priorities for the 21st Century

April 21 2009 | Lincoln Center Campus

With presentations from well-known academics and experts, this multidisciplinary conference explored a number of issues related to the topic of privacy and privacy rights, especially in light of recent technological developments and current concerns about terrorism. In addition, this conference addressed the problem of defining and defending "privacy rights" within the context of varying legal, moral, and political discourses, as well as the importance of understanding the value of privacy against the backdrop of other values and concerns, such as the doing of justice, the preserving of the common good, and the maintenance and fostering of personal accountability.


  • Anita L. Allen
    Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
    University of Pennsylvania

    Anita L. Allen is a leading expert on privacy law and contemporary ethics. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and earned a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Allen is the author of Unpopular Privacy (Oxford, 2010); Privacy Law and Society (West, 2007); Why Privacy Isn't Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (2003); Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (1988); and The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (2004). Allen has been a visiting Professor at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Waseda University in Tokyo. Allen serves as a consultant to law firms, businesses, and government. She has lectured at major colleges and universities across the United States and abroad. Allen has appeared on numerous nationally broadcast television and radio programs. Allen frequently contributes to popular magazines, newspapers, and websites, and sits on the boards of organizations that include the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Hastings Center and the Association of Practical and Professional Philosophy
  • Barbara Hilkert Andolsen
    James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics
    Professor, Theology Department
    Fordham University

    Dr. Andolsen is the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics in the Theology Department at Fordham University. Prior to coming to Fordham, she was the Helen Bennett McMurray Chair in Social Ethics at Monmouth University. Dr. Andolsen is the author of three books, editor of one volume, and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. She has served on the board of the Society of Christian Ethics and received the Ann O’Hara Graff Memorial Award for contributions to feminist theology at the Catholic Theological Society of America conference in 2008.
  • Amitai Etzioni, Keynote Speaker
    University Professor of International Affairs and Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies
    The George Washington University

    After receiving his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1958, Dr. Amitai Etzioni served as a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University for 20 years; part of that time as the Chairman of the department. He was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1978 before serving as a Senior Advisor to the White House from 1979-1980. In 1980, Dr. Etzioni was named the first University Professor at The George Washington University, where he is the Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies. From 1987-1989, he served as the Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School.
    Dr. Etzioni served as the president of the American Sociological Association in 1994-95, and in 1989-90 was the founding president of the international Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. In 1990, he founded the Communitarian Network, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to shoring up the moral, social and political foundations of society. He was the editor of The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities, the organization’s quarterly journal, from 1991-2004. In 1991, the press began referring to Dr. Etzioni as the ‘guru’ of the communitarian movement.

    Dr. Etzioni is the author of numerous books, including The Monochrome Society (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), The Limits of Privacy (New York: Basic Books, 1999), The New Golden Rule (New York: Basic Books, 1996), which received the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 1997 Tolerance Book Award, The Spirit of Community (New York: Crown Books, 1993), The Moral Dimension: Toward a New Economics, (New York: Free Press, 1988), My Brother’s Keeper: A Memoir and a Message (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), and From Empire to Community: A New Approach to International Relations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). His latest book Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy was published by Yale University Press in the Spring of 2007.
    Outside of academia, Dr. Etzioni's voice is frequently heard in the media. In 2001, he was named among the top 100 intellectuals as measured by academic citations in Richard Posner’s book, Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline.

    Also in 2001, Dr. Etzioni was awarded the John P. McGovern Award in Behavioral Sciences as well as the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He was also the recipient of the Seventh James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Appreciation and Advancement of Human Values by the Conference on Value Inquiry, as well as the Sociological Practice Association’s Outstanding Contribution Award.
  • Jennifer Stisa Granick
    Civil Liberties Director
    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Jennifer Granick is the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Before EFF, Granick was a Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School where she taught Cyberlaw and Computer Crime Law. She practices in the full spectrum of Internet law issues including computer crime and security, national security, constitutional rights, and electronic surveillance, areas in which her expertise is recognized nationally. Before teaching at Stanford, Jennifer spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California. She was selected by Information Security magazine in 2003 as one of 20 "Women of Vision" in the computer security field. She earned her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her undergraduate degree from the New College of the University of South Florida.
  • Helen Nissenbaum
    Professor, Media, Culture & Communication
    New York University

    Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University, where she is also Senior Faculty Fellow of the Information Law Institute. Her areas of expertise span social, ethical, and political implications of information technology and digital media. Nissenbaum’s research publications have appeared in journals of philosophy, politics, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. She has written and edited three books and a fourth, Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life, is due out in 2009, with Stanford University Press. The National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ford Foundation, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security have supported her work on privacy, trust online, and security, as well as several studies of values embodied in computer system design, including, search engines, digital games, and facial recognition technology. Nissenbaum holds a PhD in philosophy from Stanford University and a BA (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before joining the faculty at NYU, she served as Associate Director of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
  • Joel R. Reidenberg
    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Chief Academic Officer
    Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center on Law & Information Policy
    Fordham University

    Joel R. Reidenberg is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Associate Chief Academic Officer of Fordham University and holds the rank of Professor of Law. He is also the Founding Director of the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy. Dr. Reidenberg’s published books and articles explore both information privacy and information technology law and policy. He has served as an expert adviser to the U.S. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission on data privacy matters and has chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools (the academic society for American law professors) and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers. Dr. Reidenberg received an AB degree from Dartmouth College, a JD from Columbia University, and both a DEA droit international économique and a PhD in law from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne. He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.
  • Noah Shachtman
    Contributing Editor
    Wired Magazine

    Noah Shachtman is a contributing editor at Wired magazine, and the editor of its national security blog, "Danger Room," which won the Online Journalism Award for best beat reporting. He's written about technology, national security, politics, and geek culture for The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Village Voice, Slate, Salon, Esquire, Popular Science, The New York Post, Popular Mechanics, The American Prospect Online, The Forward, The New York Times Magazine, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and others. He's been interviewed by the Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS radio, NPR, BBC radio—as well as by newspapers, radio programs, and television stations across the country. Before turning to journalism, Shachtman worked as a professional bass player, book editor, and campaign staffer on Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign. He lives in New York City with his wife, Elizabeth.
  • Daniel Solove
    Professor of Law
    The George Washington University Law School

    Daniel J. Solove is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Solove is the author of several books, including Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). Professor Solove is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. now in its third edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. Solove has published more than 30 articles and essays, which have appeared in leading law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, NYU Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Duke Law Journal. Professor Solove has testified before Congress and has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR. A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He also worked at the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature.
  • Valerie Steeves
    Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology
    University of Ottawa

    Valerie Steeves (JD, PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Her main area of research is human rights and technology issues. Professor Steeves has written and spoken extensively on privacy from a human rights perspective, and is currently a researcher with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded New Transparency project at Queen’s University, which is examining surveillance as a technology of governance in late modern societies. Professor Steeves is also an active participant in the privacy policy making process and a frequent intervener before parliamentary committees on technology and human rights issues. She is a member of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Technical Committee on Privacy of the Canadian Standards Association, and Chair of the National Privacy Coalition. In 2004, Professor Steeves she was awarded the Labelle Lectureship at McMaster University, a juried prize that recognizes scholars engaged in cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research who are challenging existing methods or accepted ideas.

(2008) Pulpit Politics: Gender, Religion and Social Justice in 2008

April 22 ,2008 | Lincoln Center Campus

This conference addressed major issues at the intersection of gender and social justice, and the role religious traditions play in understanding and advancing positions on these issues in the public arena, particularly in the United States in an election year. We live in an era of change and public contention over a host of issues relating to marriage, family and men’s and women’s participation in communities, workplaces and politics. Because they involve understandings of justice and well-being for individuals and groups, gender-related social and political debates inevitably implicate moral and religious questions. Offering a spectrum of informed religious and interdisciplinary perspectives, the conference aimed to provide a forum for considering social justice and equality for men and women, as well as illuminating ways that gender-related beliefs and practices, which are often religiously influenced, affect economic and social policy and female representation in government. Special attention was given to how these questions may influence the 2008 presidential campaign and its outcomes. The keynote address was delivered by Donna Brazile, Chair of the Democratic National Committee Voting Rights Institute, former campaign manager for Gore 2000 and author of Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics (Simon & Schuster, 2004). For more information, see the conference website.


Gloria H. Albrecht, PhD
Professor of Religious Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Albrecht is also a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
As a Christian feminist ethicist, she focuses on issues of social justice, particularly economic issues, especially as they are revealed through women’s work and lives, with particular attention to the impact of race/ethnicity and class. She is the author of two books, Hitting Home: Feminist Ethics, Women’s Work and the Betrayal of “Family Values” (2002) and The Character of Our Communities: Toward an Ethic of Liberation for the Church (1995), and several articles addressing anti-family economic practices.

Etin Anwar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York.
Dr. Anwar is the author of Gender and Self in Islam (2006). In her book, she examines the theological, cultural and social roots of hierarchical gender system in the Muslim communities and its impact on the constitution of the self. The book traces the historical and contemporary patterns of women’s lives, including their oppressions and their resistances to what is accepted as the philosophical and Islamic truth of being men and women in the Muslim world. Anwar has published several articles on Ibn Sina, Meister Eckhart, Ibn Arabi, and women’s movements in Indonesia.

Rabbi Tsvi Blanchard, PhD
Director, National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL)
Dr. Blanchard is a philosopher and psychologist who has spoken and written widely on ethics, healing, spirituality and the environment. Among other works, he is co-author of Embracing Life and Facing Death: A Jewish Guide to Palliative Care and teaches Jewish Law at Fordham Law School.

Donna Brazile
Founder and Managing Director, Brazile and Associates, LLC; Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute (VRI); Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.

Don Browning, PhD
Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics and the Social Sciences, Divinity School, University of Chicago
Dr. Brownings books include Generative Man (1973, 1975, National Book Award Finalist in 1974), Religious Thought and the Modern Psychologies (1987, 2004), the co-authored From Culture Wars to Common Ground: Religion and the American Family Debate (1997, 2000), Marriage and Modernization (2003), and Equality and the Family (2007). From 2001-2003, he was Woodruff Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Law, Emory University. From 1991 to 2003, he was the director of the Lilly Endowment supported Religion, Culture, and Family Project.

Sidney Callahan, PhD
Licensed psychologist, scholar, and author
Dr. Callahan was a tenured professor of psychology at Mercy College and has held visiting chairs of moral theology and psychology at Georgetown and St. John's University. She is also on the advisory committee of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.

Susan J. Carroll, PhD
Professor of Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University and Senior Scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) of the Eagleton Institute of Politics
Dr. Carroll is the author of Women as Candidates in American Politics (Indiana University Press, Second Edition, 1994); editor of The Impact of Women in Public Office (Indiana University Press, 2001) and Women and American Politics: New Questions, New Directions (Oxford University Press, 2003); and co-editor of Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2006). She has also published numerous journal articles and book chapters focusing on women candidates, voters, elected officials, and political appointees. Her recent research focuses on gender and political representation and the role of gender in elections.

Monsignor Charles Fahey
Marie Ward Doty Professor of Aging Studies (Emeritus) and Program Officer, Milbank Memorial Fund
Charles Fahey, a priest of the diocese of Syracuse, is Marie Ward Doty Professor of Aging Studies (emeritus) at Fordham, where he also directed the Third Age Center. He has served on the boards of organizations and institutions concerned about aging. Currently, he is a program officer of the Milbank Memorial Fund and Chair of the National Council on Aging.

Nicole Fermon, PhD
Professor of Political Science, Fordham University
Nicole Fermon is Professor of Political Science and located on the Lincoln Center campus. She specializes in political theory and feminist thought. Professor Fermon teaches courses on the history of political thought (ancient, modern, and contemporary) as well as courses in democracy, nationalism, women's studies and film. She has written on nationalism and Rousseau, on Sarah Kofman and the Holocaust, on Luce Irigaray and micro-credit.

Celia Fisher, PhD
Marie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
Dr. Fisher has more than 100 publications to her name, including Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists (2003), and has received federal funding for ethics research. She chairs the Environmental Protection Agency's Human Research Subjects Board and has served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, and as chair of the American Psychological Association's Ethics Code Task Force.

Richard Fleisher, PhD
Professor of Political Science, Fordham University
Richard Fleisher, a Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, has published widely on the causes and consequences of partisan polarization in American politics. His research on polarization has appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Research Quarterly as well as in chapters in several edited volumes.

Christine Firer Hinze, PhD
Professor of Theology and Associate Director, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
Dr. Hinze is the author of Comprehending Power in Christian Social Ethics (1995) and has published extensively on foundational issues in Christian social ethics, Christian feminist ethics, and Catholic social thought in relation to economy, family and work, and social transformation. Her current book project is a Catholic feminist treatment of just work in the twenty-first century.

Costas Panagopoulos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy, Fordham University
Prof. Panagopoulos is also a research associate at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2006. Dr. Panagopoulos was selected by the American Political Science Association as a Congressional Fellow during 2004-2005, and he served in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). He has also been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for Politics, the Internet and Democracy at the Graduate School for Political Management at George Washington University and is a Research Fellow at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, both in Washington, DC. Panagopoulos is President/CEO of XVOTES, a New York-based political strategy firm.

Kenneth Wald, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Florida
Kenneth D. Wald is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. He has written about the relationship of religion and politics in the United States, Great Britain, and Israel. His most recent books include Religion and Politics in the United States (2007, 5th ed.), The Politics of Cultural Differences: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period (2002, co-author), and The Politics of Gay Rights (2000, coedited with Craig Rimmerman and Clyde Wilcox).

(2007) Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Moral Questions for the 21st Century

April 17, 2007 | Lincoln Center Campus

Sponsored by the Center for Ethics Education, the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, and the Natural Law Colloquium

The debate over stem cell research is one of the complex moral issues confronting us today: not just as scientists and politicians, but also as patients and caregivers. As human beings living at the forefront of change, it is essential that we equip ourselves with the knowledge and the courage necessary to confront this most difficult of issues. This conference brought together experts in science, medicine, law, theology and philosophy to address such bioethics-related questions as: What is embryonic stem cell research? What is the state of the science? What is the state of the moral question from a faith perspective? What are the ethical implications for human dignity and rights? What should be the role of the state in restricting or regulating embryonic stem cell research? For more information, view the conference program.

Speaker Biographies

R. Alta Charo is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She is author of nearly 100 articles, book chapters and government reports on topics including medical genetics law, science policy and research ethics, and in 2006 was appointed co-chair of the National Academies’ Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee.

Richard M. Doerflinger, Deputy Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has testified before Congress, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and the National Institutes of Health on ethical issues involving human embryo research. He has published widely on medical-moral issues, including contributions to the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, and the American Journal of Bioethics.

H. Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., is Professor of Philosophy at Rice University Department of Philosophy, where his current research interests are explanatory models in medicine, the development of modern concepts of health and disease, and rights and responsibilities in health care. He is also Professor Emeritus, Baylor College of Medicine. Representative publications include: Global Bioethics: The Collapse of Consensus; The Foundations of Christian Bioethics; and The Foundations of Bioethics. Dr. Engelhardt, Jr., serves as the editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and is Senior Editor of the journal, Christian Bioethics.

Stephen S. Hall, science journalist and author of five books, has been described by the editor of M.I.T.'s Technology Review magazine as "our nation's best chronicler of biomedicine." Specializing in stories about the impact of science on the culture at large, his work has appeared in Science, Discover, the Hastings Center Report, and the New York Times Magazine, where his cover story in 2000 on the science of embryonic stem cell led to his book about the history of stem cell science and regenerative medicine, Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life Extension (2003). His most recent book, Size Matters (2006), discusses the biology of human growth, and the medical, psychological, and bioethical implications of physical stature.

Melissa A. Henriksen, is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at Fordham University. Her laboratory research focuses on mechanisms of gene expression, chromatin biology and epigenetics. Her most recent work has been published in Genes & Development and Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences USA.

Christine Firer Hinze, Professor of Theology at Fordham University, is author of Comprehending Power in Christian Social Ethics (1995), and has published extensively on foundational issues in Christian social ethics, Christian feminist ethics, and Catholic social thought in relation to economy, family and work, and social transformation. Her current book project is a Catholic feminist treatment of just work in the 21st century.

Patrick Lee, Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Bioethics Program at Franciscan University of Steubenville, is a graduate of University of Dallas and Niagara University, and received his Ph. D. in philosophy at Marquette University in 1980. Lee’s book, Abortion and Unborn Human Life, was published in 1996. His articles and review essays have appeared in American Journal of Jurisprudence, Bioethics, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophy, and other scholarly journals, as well as popular journals and online magazines. His most recent book (co-authored with Robert P. George) entitled Body-Self Dualism and Contemporary Ethical and Political Issues, Cambridge University Press, is forthcoming. In 2006 Lee received the Cardinal Wright Award for distinguished scholarship and integration of faith and reason from the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

David C. Magnus is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Philosophy at Stanford University, where he is Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and co-Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Stanford University Hospital and the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital. He is also Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities in the School of Medicine. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Magnus serves on the state of California’s human Embryonic Stem Cell Advisory Board.

Stephen J. Pope, Professor of Social Ethics in the Theology Department at Boston College, is author of The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love, and editor of numerous publications including The Ethics of St. Thomas Aquinas. His most recent work, Human Evolution and Christian Ethics, is scheduled for publication by Cambridge University Press in 2007.

Michael Baur is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University. His current work focuses primarily on the metaphysical foundations (or presuppositions) of ethical and juridical discourse. Professor Baur serves as the National Secretary of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and of the Hegel Society of America, and is Director of Fordham's Natural Law Colloquium.

Celia B. Fisher is Marie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology and director of the Fordham Center for Ethics Education. With over 100 publications and federal funding for ethics research, Dr. Fisher also chairs the Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Research Subjects Board and has served on the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections and chaired American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code Task Force.

Mark S. Massa, Professor of Theology at Fordham University, is also Co-Director of The Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University. Currently working on a history of Catholic theology in the United States since the Second Vatican Council, Dr. Massa has dedicated his past decade of research to the Catholic experience in the U.S. since WWII. His book, Catholics and American Culture: Fulton Sheen, Dorothy Day, and the Notre Dame Football Team, was winner of the AJCU/Alpha Sigma Nu Award for Outstanding Work in Theology for 1999-2001.

(2006) Reflections on the End of Life: Schiavo Plus One

April 27, 2006 | Lincoln Center Campus

Sponsored by the Center for Ethics Education and the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture.

(2005) 'Minimal Risk' in Behavioral Science Research: A Decisional Framework for Investigators and IRBs

April 29 - May 1, 2005 | Lincoln Center Campus

This conference brought together key stakeholders to discuss issues related to the responsible evaluation of risk in behavioral science research. Sponsored by the American Psychological Association Science Directorate and Fordham University's Center for Ethics Education. See more information about this event.

(2005) Health Care Reform in an Unhealthy State

April 13, 2005 | Lincoln Center Campus

Lecture by Maev-Ann Wren, award-winning and internationally prominent economist, journalist for the Irish Times and author of Unhealthy State: Anatomy of a Sick Society (published in June 2003). Wren has been quoted in Dail debate on health care reform.

Discussant: Dale Tussing, Professor of Economics, Syracuse University

(2005) Just Allocation of Health Care Resources

March 9, 2005 | Rose Hill Campus

George Annas, JD, MPH, Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights of Boston University School of Public Health, and Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and School of Law. He is the cofounder of Global Lawyers and Physicians.

Discussant: Jeffrey Blustein, PhD, Professor, Montefiore Medical Center

(2005) Bio-Pharmaceuticals for the 21st Century: Responsibility, Sustainability, and Public Trust

January 10, 2005 | Lincoln Center Campus

On January 10-11, 2005, the Center hosted “Bio-Pharmaceuticals for the 21st Century: Responsibility, Sustainability, and Public Trust,” a summit involving numerous stakeholders, including industry, government, consumers, public advocates, academic investigators, healthcare scholars, hospitals and other health service institutions and the public. The goals were to generate recommendations for a socially responsible and sustainable healthcare/research industry as well as to inform public understanding and policy on clinical trials registries. For more information, see the conference website.

Interdisciplinary Conference Speakers

Michael Gazzaniga
University of California, Santa Barbara

William F. May
President's Council on Bioethics

Carol Levine
United Hospital Fund

Michael Place
Resurrection Health Care

Tsvi Blanchard
National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

John Haas
National Catholic Bioethics Center

Charles Fahey
Fordham University

M. Therese Lysaught
University of Dayton

Nat Hentoff

Robert Burt
Yale Law School

Kevin P. Quinn, SJ
Georgetown Law School

Last spring, the events surrounding the court decision to remove the feeding tube from Theresa Schiavo were the center of a national uproar, including interventions by Washington policy makers, round-the-clock vigils at her hospice, charges and counter-charges by family members and pundits, and contradictory assessments by medical experts, lawyers, and religious leaders.

The story has gone off the front pages, but many of the issues still need in-depth examination and analysis.

  • Persistent vegetative state: What is it? What do we know about it? And with what certainty?
  • What are the ethical implications of a drastically altered self?
  • Withdrawing medically provided nutrition and hydration: The state of the moral question
  • Our faiths and our families: Support and discord in end-of-life care
  • The role of the state

Thoughtful representatives of different religious and ethical perspectives will explore the end-of-life questions raised during the Schiavo case. The discussion will not rehearse the case itself but explore the larger medical, ethical, religious, and policy issues involved in this kind of decision to withdraw medically provided nutrition.

(2005) Lecture Series: Just Allocation of Healthcare Resources

George Annas
"Dying for a Cure: American Bioethics and the Global Research Agenda"
March 9, 2005; Rose Hill Campus

George Annas is the Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair of the Health Law Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and School of Law, and Founder of the Law, Medicine and Ethics Program at Boston University. He holds a degree in law from Harvard Law School and an M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has written more than 200 articles on health law and bioethics, and is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and a play. He is a fellow of the American Association's Committee on Medical Practice and Research (Science and Technology Section) and is the co-founder of Global Lawyers & Physicians and the Patients Rights Project. Professor Annas has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, Frontline, Today, and Good Morning America as well as the nightly news programs of NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox.

Maev Ann-Wren
"Health Care Reform in an Unhealthy State"
April 13, 2005; Lincoln Center Campus

Maev-Ann Wren is an economist, journalist and author. Her book, Unhealthy State – Anatomy of a Sick Society, was published in June 2003 and has been quoted in Dail debate on health care reform. She has written extensively on economic, political and social issues for The Irish Times, where she was a staff journalist from 1980 to 2004. Now an independent researcher and writer, she has recently contributed articles to The Sunday Business Post, Village magazine and the Quarterly Economic Commentary of the Economic and Social Research Institute. Maev-Ann Wren won the 2001 national media award for newspaper analysis and comment for a series of articles entitled An Unhealthy State, which appeared in The Irish Times in October 2000. This series examined the nature of the Irish health care system and the case for its reform. She was short-listed for the 2002 national media award for specialist writer of the year for her contribution to a series entitled States of Health, which compared health care in Ireland to care in seven other states

(2004) Moral Goods and Moral Obligations

September 29, 2004 | Rose Hill Campus

Lecture by John Drummond, PhD, Department of Philosophy, Fordham University

(2004) The Just War Tradition and Natural Law

September 9, 2004 | Lincoln Center Campus

Lecture by Jean Bethke Elshtain, PhD, University of Chicago, as part of the Natural Law Colloquium

(2004) Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Human Genome Research

April 14, 2004 | Rose Hill Campus

Lecture by Thomas Murray, PhD, President of The Hastings Center

(2004) When Science Offers Salvation: Advocacy's Impact on Research Ethics, Policy and Law

March 11, 2004 | Lincoln Center Campus

Lecture by Rebecca Dresser, JD, PhD, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law & Professor of Ethics in Medicine at Washington University School of Law

(2004) Research Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells

February 11, 2004 | Rose Hill Campus

A lecture by Margaret Farley, PhD, Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale University Divinity School

(2004) Lecture Series: Research Ethics

Margaret Farley
"Research Involving Human Embryonic Stem Cells"
February 11, 2004; Rose Hill Campus

Margaret Farley is the Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics, Yale University Divinity School. She is the recipient of eight honorary degrees, the John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology, and a Luce Fellowship in Theology. Professor Farley is a past president of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America. She has published more than 75 articles and book chapters on medical ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, historical theological ethics, ethics and spirituality, and feminist ethics; serves on the Bioethics Committee of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and co-chairs the Yale University Interdisciplinary Bioethics Project. Her most recent book is Compassionate Respect: A Christian Feminist Approach to Medical Ethics, Paulist Press, 2002.

Rebecca Dresser
"When Science Offers Salvation: Advocacy's Impact on Research Ethics, Policy and Law"
March 11, 2004; Lincoln Center Campus

Rebecca Dresser is the Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law & Professor of Ethics in Medicine at Washington University School of Law is on the President's Council on Bioethics, a Hastings Center Fellow, "At Law" columnist for the Hastings Center Report, and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Bioethics and IRB: Ethics and Human Research. Professor Dresser has served on the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and was Legal Consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Bioethics. Her most recent books are When Science Offers Salvation: Patient Advocacy and Research Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2001 and Bioethics and Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, West Publishing Co., 2003.

Thomas Murray
"Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Human Genome Research"
March 11, 2004; Lincoln Center Campus

Thomas Murray is the President of The Hastings Center, is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Organization, the Ethics and Education Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency, the AAMC Task Force on Conflicts of Interest, the FDA's Biological Response Modifiers Advisory Committee, and a past President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Murray chaired the Subcommittee on Genetics of the President's Bioethics Advisory Commission, the Social Issues Committee of the American Society for Human Genetics, and the Task Force on Genetics and Insurance, NIH Center for Human Genome Research. He has testified before Congressional committees, and is the author of more than 200 publications including The Worth of a Child, University of California Press, and Healthcare Ethics and Human Values: An Introductory Text with Readings and Case Studies, Blackwell Publishers.

(2003) Wisdom, Learning, and Justice in Health Care Research

November 12, 2003 | Rose Hill Campus

Installation of Dr. Celia B. Fisher as Marie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology.