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These events, featuring Hastings Center scholars or produced by The Hastings Center, are open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Migrants as Social Citizens, a seminar with Hastings Center research scholar Nancy Berlinger, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD on November 13th, 2017.

The Good Biocitizen, a public lecture by Rice Family Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics and the Humanities Joel Michael Reynolds. Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at SUNY New Paltz, Lecture Center 104.

Is Immigration Always A Barrier to Organ Transplant? A primer on immigration and PRUCOL with Hastings Center research scholar Nancy Berlinger, New York State Health Foundation, November 20, 2017.

Recent Events

Editing Our Genes: Promises and Pitfalls, a lecture series with Hastings Center research scholar Josephine Johnston, presented by the Royal Society Te Apārangi. Dunedin, Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington, New Zealand, September 21-27, 2017.

CRISPR: Legal & Ethical Issues of Gene Editing, an interdisciplinary discussion with Hastings Center research scholar Carolyn Neuhaus, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, September 19th, 2017.

Recreating the Wild: De-extinction, Technology, and the Ethics of Conservation, a discussion and reception celebrating the publication of The Hasting’s Center’s special report on de-extinction. Sunday, September 17th at 4 PM at The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY. Guest speaker: Research Scholar and Editor Gregory Kaebnick, moderated by Hastings Center President Mildred Solomon.

Genome Editing: Biomedical and Ethical Perspectives, an international conference organized by The Hastings Center and the Division of Medical Ethics in NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, Belgrade, Serbia, August 20 – 21, 2017.

The Need to Accelerate Therapeutic Development–Must Randomized Controlled  Trials Give  Way?  Hastings Center research scholar Carolyn Neuhaus is on the scientific organizing committee. New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y., June 21-22, 2017.

Human Gene Editing: Twenty-First Century Debates in Science,  Law and Bioethics, with Hastings Center director of research Josephine Johnston, New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, New York, N.Y., June 22, 2017.

Governance of Emerging Technology 2017, with Hastings Center research scholars Gregory Kaebnick and Michael Gusmano, and senior advisor Wendell Wallach, Beus Center for Law & Society, Phoenix, Az., May 17 – 19, 2017.

Stem Cell Science 5-Part Course, with Josephine Johnston, The Hastings Center’s director of research, American Museum of Natural History, New York, N.Y., May 11, 2017.

Future of Medicine Conference, with Hastings Center president Mildred Solomon, Denver Art Museum, May 11 – 12, 2017.

Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology, with Hastings Center senior research scholar Erik Parens, Harvard University, April 26 – 28, 2017.

Sequencing the Stork: Genomics and the “Good Parent,” a talk by Josephine Johnston, director of research, at McGill University, April 11, 2017.

The Ethics of Making Babies, the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics’ Annual Bioethics Conference, with Josephine Johnston, director of research, at Harvard Medical School, April 6-7, 2017.

2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: De-Extinction, with Gregory Kaebnick, a Hastings Center research scholar, American Museum of Natural History, New York, March 29, 2017. Watch the debate here.

Mayhem of Misdiagnosis, with Zachary E. Shapiro, Presidential Scholar of Law at The Hastings Center and a Visiting Fellow in Law and Neuroscience at the Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, New York, March 7, 2017.

Science, Ethics, and Engagement in the Governance of Drives: It Takes a Village, with Gregory Kaebnick, a Hastings Center research scholar, AAAS annual meeting, Boston, February 17, 2017.

The Ethics of Gene Editing: Should Concerns Beyond Safety Matter in Science Policy? A panel organized by The Hastings Center and including Hastings president Mildred Z. Solomon and director of research Josephine Johnston. AAAS annual meeting, Boston, February 17, 2017. Watch the video.

Neuroimaging, Consciousness, and the Law, a panel and discussion. Speakers include Zachary Shapiro, The Hastings Center Presidential Scholar of Law, and Hastings Center board member and Fellow Joseph J. Fins. Brooklyn Law School, February 3, 2017.

The Spawn of Frankenstein, with Josephine Johnston, a research scholar and director of  research. Organized by Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. New America, Washington, D.C., February 2, 2017.

5th Annual Health Law in P/Review, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, cosponsored by The Hastings Center. Panelists include Hastings Center research scholar Michael Gusmano.  Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Ma., January 23, 2017.

Ethical Issues in Providing Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants. Speakers include Hastings Center research scholars Nancy Berlinger and Michael Gusmano. Ichan Medical Institute, New York, N.Y., December 9, 2016.Altering Nature with Gene Drives, with Gregory Kaebnick, a Hastings Center research scholar, Arizona State University, Tempe, October 25, 2016.

Human Genetic Engineering: What Can We Do? What Should We Do? A Hastings Center Seminar, with Josephine Johnston, a Hastings Center research scholar, The Hastings Center, October 19, 2016.

Patients without Passports: Challenges of Caring for the Undocumented, with Nancy Berlinger, a Hastings Center research scholar, University of Virginia, September 28, 2016.

Social Determinants of Health Workshop, with Michael Gusmano, a Hastings Center research scholar, George Mason University, Arlington, Va., September 15, 2016.

National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine, Committee on Human Gene Editing: Scientific, Medical, and Ethical Considerations, with Erik Parens, Hastings Center senior research scholar, Washington, D.C., July 12, 2016. Watch the video.

Salon: Life in Our Image–The Ethics of Altering the Human Genome, World Science Festival, with Gregory Kaebnick, Hastings Center research scholar, New York, N.Y., June 4, 2016.

Splicing and Dicing DNA: Genome Engineering and the CRISPR Revolution, World Science Festival, with Josephine Johnston, Hastings Center director of research, New York, N.Y., June 3, 2016.

“Allocating Resources Wisely Across the Life Span: Setting Priorities for Human Flourishing,” keynote address by Hastings Center president Mildred Solomon, at Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics Fourth Annual Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az., May 24, 2016.

Bioethics Meets Moral Psychology, a Hastings Center public lecture with Jonathan Haidt, New York, N.Y., May 19, 2016.