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2014 Penn Bioethics Symposium

The Penn Bioethics Journal and the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy are proud to announce the inaugural Bioethics Symposium at Penn. This Symposium aims to educate and engage undergraduate students on the importance and scope of bioethics. Events range from traditional lecture-style speaker events, to panels on bioethics careers, to movie-based discussions, to simulations in which students grapple with the same issues faced by professionals in the field. The Symposium brings together academics and professionals from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, Penn Law, and Penn Medicine.

On Wednesday, a prelude to the symposium, a talk by Peter Singer on global poverty, will be open to Symposium attendees. Thursday afternoon will mark the start of the symposium, with a keynote lecture being delivered by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. The symposium will run through Friday evening.

Please email bioethicssymposium@gmail.com with any questions.

Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save

Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save and renowned Princeton professor, argues that we can, and should, donate to highly cost effective charities to improve the health and well being of the world’s poor. Peter Singer is one of the most well-known living philosophers and a leader of the Effective Altruism movement, which applies evidence, reason and rationality to doing good. Prof Singer will discuss the moral case for helping others, and the evidence available to do so most effectively.

Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network.

Jonathan D. Moreno in conversation with Arthur L. Caplan

Moreno is the author of Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network

Jonathan D. Moreno is a philosopher, historian, and the author and editor of numerous seminal books, including MindWars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century and The BodyPolitic: The Battle Over Science in America, both published by Bellevue Literary Press. Called the “most interesting bioethicist of our time” by the American Journal of Bioethics, Moreno is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Arthur Caplan Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.