Final session now live: you can watch the live broadcast here: https://www.periscope.tv/w/V0IB7TI4MzI5MDV8MTM0Mzc4NDEHNGogIjSWdbLAyPT Wx3xJJonIYjTFw_v5TBqQ9UHO-w==

Can’t travel to NYC for the NYU Workshop on Current Controversies in Bioethics? You will be able to tune in to a live broadcast of the workshop tomorrow at 1pm! Links to the broadcast will be posted on Twitter, Facebook, and here on Ethics Etc.

Please find below the program for the NYU Center for Bioethics workshop on “Current Controversies in Bioethics.”

Friday, May 22, 2015
NYU Silver Center, 1st Floor Jurow Hall, 100 Washington Square East, NY, NY 10003

1:00 PM-3:00 PM—Session 1 (Psychopathy, Autism, and Capacities for Responsible Agency)
“An Exploration of Moral Competence through Autism, Psychopathy, and Frontotemporal Dementia”
Dana Nelkin, University of California, San Diego

“Holding Psychopaths Responsible and the Guise of the Good”
Agniezska Jaworska, University of California, Riverside

3:00 PM-3:30 PM—Break
Silverstein Lounge 1st Floor Silver Center

Date: Friday, May 22nd-Saturday, May 23, 2015
Location: Jurow Hall, NYU Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East
Time: TBA

Bioethics is the study of ethical issues arising out of advances in the life sciences and medicine. The NYU Center for Bioethics is hosting a workshop with thirteen significant figures in Bioethics who will pair up to address and offer contrasting views on five current issues in Bioethics.

Readers of Ethics Etc might be interested in Newsweek’s cover story in December entitled “Planet Reboot: Fighting Climate Change With Geoengineering,” in which they interviewed me about whether human engineering may be less risky than geoengineering as a means of mitigating the effects of climate change.

The online version can be found here:

http://www.newsweek.com/2014/12/12/can-geoengineering-save-earth-28912 4.html

The NYU Department of Environmental Studies and the NYU Center for Bioethics invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2015, renewable annually for a maximum of three years, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We especially welcome candidates who have worked in environmental studies and bioethics, and also those who have training in such areas as ethics, political philosophy, social and political theory, public policy, or environmental health who have strong or emerging teaching and research interests in environmental studies and bioethics.

Friday, October 10 – Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Quadrangle Club, Library
1155 E 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

RSVP using the form at the bottom of this webpage.

This two-day symposium, presented by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, will bring interdisciplinary scholars together to ask first whether there is a human right to health care. Symposium participants will also explore how to define a right to health care and then who has the obligation to provide and protect this right.

Symposium Schedule
Friday, October 10

Readers of Ethics Etc might be interested in an op-ed of mine in Scientific American, which explores the ethics of using brain implants to create supersoldiers.

The online version can be found here:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2014/09/04/could-d eep-brain-stimulation-fortify-soldiers-minds/

Here’s me on Fox News talking about Steve Jobs and the ethics of organ donation:

THE BRAIN MAPPING INITIATIVES: FOUNDATIONAL ISSUES
December 6-7, 2013
New York University

***Note change of location due to high response. Friday sessions will be in Hemmerdinger Hall (Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East). Saturday sessions will be in Greenberg Lounge (Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South).

Those planning to attend should register at http://goo.gl/1yVLp9. On Friday, participants should check in first in Silverstein Lounge (next to Hemmerdinger Hall, just inside the entrance to the Silver Center on Waverly Place). Bring ID for the NYU security at the entrance.***

The NYU Masters Program in Bioethics that I direct is now accepting applications for the Fall 2013 semester.

To learn more details about the program and the application requirements, visit http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu/object/bioethics.dates

Please encourage qualified individuals to apply. If you have questions about the program, please email bioethics (at) nyu.edu

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