Bioethics panel discussion: Beyond Cloning

  • post Type / Conferences
  • Date / 9 September 2005

The IHEU-Appignani Center for Bioethics announces its first panel discussion: Beyond Cloning: Bioethicists Reconsider the Terms of the Debate to be held on September 26, 2005 at 777 UN Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York City from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Featured speakers will include Senator Liz Krueger, Professor Glenn McGee, Professor Stuart Newman, and Professor Udo Schuklenk.

Senator Liz Krueger will discuss how to formulate public policy while balancing ethical, societal and medical considerations. Professor Glenn McGee will discuss the nature of the political and bioethical debate that we can expect in the coming decade. Professor Stuart Newman, a cell biologist, is pessimistic about embryonic stem cell research on practical grounds, and, as such, considers the ethical debate about cloning to be about things that cannot practically happen. Professor Udo Schuklenk will talk about some of the ethical issues involved in efforts to develop cloning techniques for reproductive (human) purposes.

First elected to the New York State Senate in a Special Election in February 2002, Liz Krueger is currently the Chair of Minority program Development and has been a leader in developing a more democratic and deliberative legislative process. She has introduced stem cell research legislation in 2004 and 2005. http://www.lizkrueger.com

Glenn McGee holds The John A. Balint Endowed Chair in Medical Ethics, and is Director of Alden March Bioethics Institute (NYBI), established at the Albany Medical Center in April 2005. www.bioethics.net

Stuart Newman is a professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. He has testified before Congressional committees on issues ranging from patenting of organisms to human stem cells and cloning. http://www.nymc.edu/sanewman/

Udo Schuklenk is Chair in Ethics in Public Policy and Corporate Governance, Co-Editor Bioethics and Developing World Bioethics, Glasgow, Caledonian University. http://www.udo-schuklenk.org/

Each participant will talk for 10-15 minutes. Discussion will follow.

Registration fee: Students: $6 and the general public: $12. Refreshments will be served. For information please call: 212.687.3324 or email .

The panel is sponsored by the IHEU- Appignani Center for Bioethics and Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany, NY.

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