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An Unknown Future: The Body, Biotechnology, and Human Nature

Gareth Cook, Michele Goodwin, Michael Moreland, and John Paris, SJ

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Format: Panel Discussion followed by Q&A

Length: 30 minutes

After a matinée performance of the play An Experiment with an Air Pump, which probes the boundaries of the ethical limits placed on scientists by society, this panel discussion examines the bioethical and political issues the play evokes. Speaking on the panel are Gareth Cook, science journalist for the Boston Globe and winner of Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on stem cell research; Michele Goodwin, professor of law at DePaul College of Law and author of Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts (Cambridge, 2006); and Michael Moreland, professor at the Villanova School of Law and former associate director for domestic policy and advisor to President Bush on bioethics.

The panel is introduced by John Paris, SJ, holder of the Walsh Chair in Bioethics and professor of theology at Boston College.

Presenter(s): Gareth Cook, Michele Goodwin, Michael Moreland, and John Paris, SJ

Date: October 14, 2006

Location: Robsham Theater

Sponsor(s): Theater Department; Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics; Robsham Theater Arts Center

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/bioethics/

The information on this page is accurate as of October 2006