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Jan 18, 2008

Friday
9-10:30 AM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

“Are We Morally Responsible for our Lifestyle Choicesin a Way That is Relevant for Distributional Justice?”

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: JP Sevilla
Academic Fellow, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950

Jan 18, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Ethical Problems Specific to Academic Medicine - Industry Sponsorship of Continuing Medical Education”

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Martin A. Samuels, MD
Neurologist-in-Chief and Chair, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Feb 8, 2008

Friday
1:30-5 PM

Symposium on Current Controversies in International Health

“Market for Kideys?”

Harvard School of Public Health, Room G2, Kresge Building, Boston (Map PDF)
Topics and Speakers:
  • The World Health Organization and the International Organ Trade
    Dr. Luc Noel - WHO
  • Curbing the Sale of Organs
    Dr. Francis L. Delmonico, The Transplantation Society and New England Organ Bank
  • A Workable, Defensible Market for Organs
    Professor Julio J. Elias, Economist - SUNY
  • Payment for Kidneys: The Most Fundamental Concern?
    Professor Nir Eyal, Div of Medical Ethics and Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health
  • Is Organ-Selling Inherently Wrong? ‘Kantian’ Objections
    Professor Samuel Kerstein, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health
  • Symposium Chairperson: Professor Daniel Wikler, HSPH and The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

Co-sponsored by The Harvard University Program in Ethics & Health and The Department of Population and International Health, HSPH
Free and open to the public. RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Feb 13, 2008

Wednesday
4-6 PM

The Medical Ethics Forum

“Medically Intervening on Behalf of the Fetus: The State of the Science, Ethics and Law”

Harvard Medical School, MEC 227, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Speakers:
  • Russell Jennings, MD, Director, Advanced Fetal Care Center, Children's Hospital Boston and Associate Professor of Surgery, HMS
  • R. Alta Charo, JD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison
  • Dan Wikler, PhD, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, HSPH
  • Sadath A. Sayeed, JD, MD, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Social Medicine, HMS and Attending Neonatologist, Division of Newborn Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, moderator.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Feb 15, 2008

Friday
9-10:30 AM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

“Stem Cells: Creating HLA Matched Babies”

Research in Progress Series

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Katrien Devolder, PhD
Scientific Research Fund – Flanders, Bioethics Institute Ghent (BIG), Department of Philosophy at Ghent University, Belgium

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Feb 15, 2008

Friday
12-2 PM

The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Speaker Series

“Severe Poverty”

HMS, 641 Huntington Ave, 2nd floor conference room, Boston
Speaker: Thomas Pogge, PhD
Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; CAPPE, Autralian National University; Oslo University Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Feb 15, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Ethical Problems Specific to Academic Medicine - Mentors and Tormentors: Ethical Issues in Faculty Conduct”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Edward M. Hundert, MD
Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics, HMS, former President, Case Western Reserve University.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Feb 26, 2008

Tuesday
4 PM

The 2008 Lawrence Lader Lecture on Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

“The Baby Business: What’s Wrong with the Current Market for Reproductive Medicine and How to Make it Better”

Harvard Medical School, MEC Amphitheater, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Speaker: Debora L. Spar, PhD
Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, and Senior Associate Dean, Harvard Business School.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Mar 13, 2008

Thursday
4 PM

The 2008 George W. Gay Lecture

Harvard Medical School, MEC Amphitheater, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Speaker: Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD
President, Institute of Medicine.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Mar 13-14, ’08

Thur - Fri
4 PM

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

“Colloquium with G.A. Cohen”

Location TBA
Speaker: G.A. Cohen
Chiechele Professor of Social and Political Theory, Oxford and A. J. Julius, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UCLA

Co-sponsored with Harvard's Government and Philosophy Departments

Mar 14, 2008

Friday
1-5:15 PM

“Justice and Constructivism”

Cosponsored with Harvard’s departments of Government and Philosophy

CGIS-South, Room S010, 1737 Cambridge
G.A. Cohen
Chiechele Professor of Social and Political Theory, Oxford and A. J. Julius, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UCLA

Mar 21, 2008

Friday
9-10:30 AM

Research in Progress Series

“Treating Persons Merely as Means: On the Ethics of Organ Sales”

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Samuel Kerstein, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Mar 21, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Ethical Problems Specific to Academic Medicine - Playing Doctor in Teaching Hospitals”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Marshall A. Wolf, MD
Vice Chair for Medical Education, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Apr 3, 2008

Thursday
4:30 PM

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

“Immigration Policy: Sovereignty, Humanitarian Law, or Human Rights?”

Starr Auditorium, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Ruth Gavison
Haim H. Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University

Tickets are not required

Apr 9-11, ’08

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

“University Tanner Lectures on Human Values 2007-08”

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Tony Kushner

Pulitzer prize-winning playwright (Angels in America)
Two lectures and a seminar will be offered.

Apr 18, 2008

Friday
9-10:30 AM

Works in Progress Presentation Series

“Education and the Role of the Pediatric Ethicist”

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Jennifer Kesselheim, MD
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Apr 18, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Ethical Problems Specific to Academic Medicine - Work Hour Limitations: Benefits and Harms”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Hasan Bazari, MD
Associate Chief of Medicine and Program Director of Medical Services, MGH.

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Apr 24, 2008

Thursday
4:30 PM

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

“Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens”

HU Kennedy School of Government, Starr Auditorium, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Josiah Ober
Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University

Apr 24-25, ’08

Thu - Fri

Third Annual International BioEthics Conference of The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

“Ethical Issues in the Measurement of Health and the Global Burden of Disease”

The Inn at Longwood, 342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA (in proximity to HMS and HSPH)

Registration required. No fee.

Conference slides are now available: Day one slides | Day two slides

Apr 30, 2008

Wed
4:30 PM

Notable Books Series - Book Signing

“Just Health - Meeting Health Needs Fairly”

Countway Library, Minot Room – 5th floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA
Norman Daniels, PhD
Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Faculty, The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

4:30 PM Presentation, 5:30 PM Reception

May 7, 2008

Wed
3-5 PM

The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health Speaker Series

“A risk based analysis for the evaluation of public health systems”

HMS, 641 Huntington Ave, 2nd floor conference room
Jonathan Wolff
Department of Philosophy, University College London

RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

May 8-10, ’08

Thu - Sat

Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

“Conference on Human Rights & the New Global Order ”

Conference Organizer: Professor Mathias Risse

Co-sponsored with other Harvard departments and centers
More information, including speakers and topics, can be found here

May 16, 2008

Friday
9-10:30 AM

Works in Progress Presentation Series

“Choosing Whom to Aid”

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Carlos Soto
Student, Harvard Medical School

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950

May 16, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Medical Ethics Faculty Seminar

“Ethical Problems Specific to Academic Medicine - Who Is the Doctor? Diffusion of Responsibility in Teaching Hospitals”

HMS, Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Ralph I. Horwitz, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine, Stanford University

Sponsored by the Division of Medical Ethics.
RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu.

Sep 5, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

"Great need, limited resources" (Cardiac Surgery in Africa)

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor
10 Shattuck Street, Boston

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu before Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Lunch will be served.

Sep 17, 2008

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

“Conscientious Refusal by Physicians and Pharmacists: Who is Obligated to Do What, and Why”

HMS, The Medical Education Center, Room #447
Speaker: Dan Brock
Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Director, The Division of Medical Ethics, Director, The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Sep 19, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

Faculty Seminar (the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS)

“Defining and Determining Competence”

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor
Speaker: Paul S. Appelbaum, MD
Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine & Law, and Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law, and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu . Lunch provided.

Sep 20, 2008

Saturday
4-5 PM

Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society

Fall Kick-Off Event

Sever Hall, Room 102, Harvard University Cambridge Campus
Anyone interested in becoming a member or learning more about HUBS is welcome to attend. Ice cream will be served.

Sep 21, 2008

Sunday
7-9:30 PM

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute

"The Accidental Advocate" - Documentary screening

Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Join us at the Boston screening of "The Accidental Advocate", a documentary by Jessica Gerstle, filmed partly on location at HSCI, featuring HSCI faculty members Doug Melton, George Daley and Kevin Eggan.  This film is being launched at both the Democratic (Aug. 25) and Republican (Sept. 1) conventions as part of the Impact Film Festival. Regular admission fee applies.

Click here for Harvard Square parking information.
Click here for a link to the film's website.
Brattle Theatre website

Sep 24, 2008

Wednesday
5 PM

Petrie-Flom Center/President's Council on Bioethics Debate

"Human Dignity and Bioethics"

Harvard Law School, Austin North Classroom

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School and the President’s Council on Bioethics invite you to attend a debate on the concept of human dignity as applied in bioethics. With the advance of medical technologies and the increasing power over life and death that they afford, discussions of “human dignity” have begun to take a more central role in bioethics.  How should we view this dignity discourse?  Is “human dignity” a useful concept that leads to determinate answers on issues like stem cell research and care for the dying? Or, is it instead a concept prone to misuse, an empty vessel or a camouflage for unconvincing arguments and unarticulated biases?  We’ll examine these questions in this debate, which will bring together speakers from four universities whose expertise spans the disciplines of philosophy, law, and theology and medicine.  Among the participants will be the Chairman and a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, the federal body charged with advising the U.S. President on bioethics issues, whose recent volume of essays on these issues has generated widespread public discussion.

Introduction:
  • Elena Kagan, Dean, Harvard Law School
Panelists:
  • Nick Bostrom, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University
  • Daniel Brock, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago Divinity School, President’s Council for Bioethics.
  • Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago Law School
  • Edmund Pellegrino, Chair, President’s Council on Bioethics and the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at Georgetown University Medical Center
Moderator:
  • I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

Oct 2, 2008

Thursday
4:30-6 PM

The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics - Public Lecture Series

Neuroscience and Responsibility

Kennedy School of Government, Starr Auditorium, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Hardy Professor of Legal Studies, Dartmouth College.

For information, (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu.
All lectures are free and open to the public.

Oct 3, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

IVF Consultation

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor
10 Shattuck Street, Boston

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu before Wednesday, October 1, 2008. Lunch will be served.

Oct 17, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

Faculty Seminar (the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS)

Vulnerable Groups

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor
Speaker: Dan Brock
Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Director, The Division of Medical Ethics, Director, The Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health

RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu. Lunch provided.

Oct 22, 2008

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

Age and the Value of Life

HMS, The Medical Education Center, Room #447
Speaker: JP Sevilla, Academic Fellow, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Oct 30, 2008

Thursday
4:30 PM

The Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics - Public Lecture Series

Toward a New Theory of Minority Empowerment: Elections and Governance

Starr Auditorium, Harvard Kennedy School
Speaker: Heather Gerken, Professor of Law, Yale University

For information, (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Nov 6, 2008

Thursday
4:30-6:30 PM

Postponed: To be rescheduled in Spring 2009
South Africa's HIV/AIDS Policies: Past, Present, and Future

Harvard School of Public Health
Speaker: Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge
Former Deputy Minister of Health, South Africa

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow talk.

Nov 7, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

Discontinuing Life Support on a Patient With Quadriplegia

HMS, Countway Library, Ballard Room, 5th floor

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu by Wednesday, November 5, 2008. Lunch will be served.

Nov 10, 2008

Monday
3-5 PM

The Program in Ethics and Health Speakers Series

“The Moral Demands of Efficiency: Context versus Consistency in Cross-Sector Valuations of Life and Health”

HMS, Countway Library, Ballard Room, 5th floor, 10 shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Shepley Orr
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Centre for Transport Studies
University College London

RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu

Nov 15, 2008

Saturday
8:30 AM - 6 PM

Just Health: Current Debates

A conference on Norman Daniel’s recent book

Harvard Medical School, Gordon Hall, Faculty Room (1st floor)
Speakers: Ezekiel Emmanuel, Daniel Hausman, Shlomi Segall, Andrew Williams
Commetators: Shepley Orr, Paul Kelleher, Ori Lev, Andras Miklos

Conference to conclude with comments and a question and answer period with Norman Daniels.

No fee. Registration required. Space limited. Refreshments and lunch provided. Reception following conference.

Nov 19, 2008

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

"Authorship Roles and Conflicts of Interest among Clinical Trial Investigators: An Empirical Investigation"

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Presenter: Susannah Rose
Graduate Fellow, Safra Center for Ethics Pre-doctoral Fellow
Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training, National Cancer Institute
PhD Candidate, Program in Health Policy, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

Nov 20, 2008

Thursday
4:30-6 PM

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics – Public Lecture Series

Human Weakness and the Limits of Responsibility

Kennedy School of Government, Starr Auditorium, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Gideon Rosen, JD
Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Council of the Humanities, Princeton University.

For information, (617) 495-1336 or www.ethics.harvard.edu. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Nov 21, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

Faculty Seminar (the Division of Medical Ethics, HMS)

Newborns and Infants

Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th floor
Speaker: Sadath A. Sayeed, JD, MD
Instructor in Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS, and Attending Neonatologist, Division of Newborn Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston

RSVP to DME@hms.harvard.edu. Lunch provided.

Nov 21, 2008

Friday
4-6 PM

The Program in Ethics and Health Speaker Series

“Is there a Human Right to Essential Pharmaceuticals? The Global Common, the Intellectual Common, and the Possibility of Private Intellectual Property?”

François-Xavier Bagnoud Building, Harvard School of Public Health, 7th floor conference room, 651 Huntington Ave., Boston
Speaker: Mathias Risse
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Philosophy
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy-Kennedy School of Government

Please RSVP to fholinko@hms.harvard.edu. Refreshments provided.

Dec 5, 2008

Friday
12:30-2 PM

The Harvard Ethics Consortium

Pediatric Organ Donation after Cardiac Death

HMS Countway Library, Minot Room, 5th Floor, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston

RSVP required to Helena_Martins@hms.harvard.edu by Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Lunch will be served.

Dec 17, 2008

Wednesday
12:30-2 PM

Research in Progress Presentation Series

"Prioritarianism in Health Care"

HMS, Ballard Room (5th floor) Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston
Speaker: Carlos Soto
PhD Candidate, Philosophy Department, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health and The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Bioethics.
RSVP to ethics_health@harvard.edu or call 617-432-5950.

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