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Past Events

Date:
Nov 17, 2015 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
602

We will have a panel discussion exploring bioethical issues posed by the development of new technologies that aim to alter the genes of embryos, thus permanently changing human genes in future generations.

Date:
Oct 28, 2015 - 12:30 p.m.
Speaker(s):
Robert Klitzman, Director Master of Science in Bioethics program Joseph Fins, The E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical EthicsWeill Cornell Medical College  

Dr. Joseph Fins, founding Chair of the Ethics Committee of New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he is an Attending Physician and Director of Medical Ethics, will discuss the ethical and policy issues in brain injury and disorders of consciousness, palliative care, research ethics in neurology and psychiatry, medical education, and the methods of ethics case consultation. Dr. Fins will also talk about the development of his new book, Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics and The Struggle for Consciousness (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Date:
Sep 24, 2015 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
Robert Klitzman, Bela Fishbeyn (Managing Editor of AJOB), and others
Date:
May 04, 2015 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Sheldon Sloan, MD, M Bioethics

Sheldon Sloan, an Immunology Global Medical Affairs Leader at Janssen Global Commercial Strategy Organization, will discuss his experiences working as a bioethicist in the pharmaceutical industry as a part of our Careers in Bioethics series.

Date:
Apr 06, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University Bookstore, 2922 Broadway, New York, NY
Room:
Lerner Hall Basement
Speaker(s):
Robert Klitzman, MD Professor of psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University.

Please join us at the Columbia University Bookstore as we welcome Dr. Robert Klitzman, Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Klitzman will discuss and sign copies of his new book "The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe" published this month by Oxford University press.

Date:
Mar 30, 2015 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
517
Speaker(s):
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Universities today face myriad ethical challenges concerning issues from high tuition and overseas investments, to sexual assault to scientific fraud. 

Come hear Jeffrey Sachs – one of the world's leading public intellectuals, in the first of a series on "What is a Moral University in the 21st Century?"

Date:
Feb 09, 2015 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Hamilton Hall
Room:
503
Speaker(s):
Bruce Kogut (Business School) Alisa Solomon (Journalism School) David Johnston (Political Science) Alan Mittleman (Jewish Theological Seminary) 

A panel of faculty members will discuss what they each do when they are teaching ethics – exactly what and how they teach – to explore common and divergent strategies, challenges and solutions.

Date:
Nov 17, 2014 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Kent Hall
Room:
413
Speaker(s):
Ken Prager (Physicians & Surgeons) William Simon (Law School) Michele Moody-Adams (Philosophy) Gary Dorrien (Union Theological Seminary) 

A panel of faculty members will discuss what they each do when they are teaching ethics – exactly what and how they teach – to explore common and divergent strategies, challenges and solutions.

Date:
Oct 27, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (116th St. bet. Amsterdam and Morningside Dr.)
Speaker(s):
Ranu Dhillon, MD, Senior Health Advisor, Earth Institute and Adjust Assistant Professor, SIPA; Columbia University Anne Liu, MPH – Program Manager, Health Systems Development, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University Robert Kanter, MD, Adjunct Senior Research Scientist; Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Robert Klitzman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Masters of Bioethics Program; Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Columbia University Stephen Morse, PhD, Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate program, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Medical Center Jay Varma, MD, Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and former Medical Epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date:
Oct 23, 2014 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fairchild Hall
Room:
601
Speaker(s):
Jonathan Moreno

One of the nation’s leading bioethicists, Jonathan Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania, reflects on how his background as the son of a prominent, pioneering psychiatrist has affected him and his seminal work. Moreno is author of Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century. Refreshments will be served. This session is presented by Columbia University’s master of science and certification programs in Bioethics.

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