These events, featuring Hastings Center scholars or produced by The Hastings Center, are open to the public.
“Designer Babies” (You Say That Like it’s a Bad Thing), a panel discussion featuring Hastings Center director of research Josephine Johnston. February 25 from 7:15pm-9:00pm, Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y. The event is open to the public.
Beyond Our Beginnings: 50 Years of Bioethics Conference, organized by the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health, & Society and cosponsored by The Hastings Center in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Hastings Center. Friday, April 5, at the Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The conference is open to the public but registration is required. Register here.
Control and Responsible Innovation of Artificial Intelligence, public events hosted by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in partnership with The Hastings Center, in New York City and at Yale University. December 4, 2018 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Merrill House, 170 East 64th Street, New York, NY and December 4, 2018 from 4:30 PM-6:00 PM at Yale University, Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), Room 5 217 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT. The events is open to the public. Learn more about the event at the Carnegie Council. Learn more about the event at Yale.
Genetics, Parents, and Children: How Novel Technologies Challenge Ideas about Parental Responsibility, a seminar with Hastings Center director of research Josephine Johnston at the University of Toronto Law School. November 22 at 7 PM at 84 Queen’s Park, Falconer Hall, Solarium, University of Toronto Law School, Toronto, Canada.
Why Doping Matters in Sports, a lecture by Hastings Center president emeritus Thomas Murray, author of Good Sport — Why Our Games Matter, and How Doping Undermines Them, with introductory remarks by director of research Josephine Johnston and an interview with Hastings Center Fellow Arthur L. Caplan. November 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM, NYU School of Professional Studies, 7 East 12th Street, 5th Floor Lounge, New York, NY. Read more.
Frankenstein in the Age of Gene Editing, a panel discussion exploring Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel from the perspectives of bioethics, literary criticism, and science fiction. Saturday, October 27th at 4 PM at The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Frankenstein: Then, Now, Next, a reading and discussion with Hastings Center director of research Josephine Johnston. October 26 from 9 AM- 4 PM. Charbonnel Lounge, University of St. Michael’s College, The University of Toronto.
The Gift and Weight of Genomic Knowledge: In Search of the Good Biocitizen, a conference sponsored by The Hastings Center and Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Health, Science and Public Policy and cosponsored by the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and Columbia Narrative Medicine. October 4-5 at Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York. Watch a livestream of the conference, starting 9 AM ET on October 4, 2018, here.
Mice Against Ticks, a panel discussion about an upcoming genetic engineering project to reduce the number of disease-carrying ticks on Martha’s Vineyard featuring Carolyn Neuhaus, Hastings Center research scholar. July 12, 2017 from 7-8:30 PM, Katherine Cornell Theater, Martha’s Vineyard, MA.
Planting the Seeds, Seeding the Plants: Can CRISPR Save the World?, World Science Festival, with Carolyn Neuhaus, Hastings Center research scholar, New York, N.Y., May 31, 2018.
Rewriting Life: The Promise and Peril of Editing your DNA, World Science Festival, with Josephine Johnston, Hastings Center director of research and research scholar, New York, N.Y., May 31, 2018.
The Enhanced Human: Risks and Opportunities, a public event presented by The Hastings Center, The New York Academy of Sciences, and the Aspen Brain Institute. Moderated by Hastings Center President Mildred Z. Solomon; panelists include Hastings Center Director of Research Josephine Johnston. Monday, May 21, 6-9:25 PM, The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y. Watch the livestream.
Conscious Matters: Tensions between Religious Rights and Civil Rights: A discussion of conscience protection in light of recent cases in the law and in health care with presentations from Hastings Center Research Scholar Nancy Berlinger and Linda Greenhouse, the Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law and Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at Yale Law School. April 19 at 6 PM, McNally Auditorium, Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus.
Defining Death: Organ Transplantation and the 50-Year Legacy of the Harvard Report on Brain Death: a public conference cosponsored by the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics; The Hastings Center; and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. April 11-13, Boston.
Program for Biomedical Ethics Lecture: “Ethical Implications of Human Gene Editing and CRISPR Technology”: a panel discussion with Hastings Center director of research Josephine Johnston. Thursday, March 15th 4:30 PM-6:30 PM. Nieson Irving Harris Building, E, Cohen Auditorium, 230 South Frontage Road, New Haven, CT.
Looking for the Psychosocial Impacts of Genomic Information, a conference hosted by the Center for Research on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic, and Behavioral Genetics, a collaborative project of Columbia University Medical Center and The Hastings Center. Columbia University, February 26- 27, 2018.
Physician-Assisted Death: Scanning the Landscape and Potential Approaches, a public workshop organized by the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Hastings Center research scholar Nancy Berlinger will chair a session on data collection in the U.S. and other countries. National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington, DC, February 12-13, 2018.
Regulation of Genetic Engineering, The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs Volume 3 Symposium. Hastings Center director of Research Josephine Johnston will present on how human flourishing is–and is not–addressed in the regulation of gene editing. The symposium is free and open to the public. February 10 from 11 am – 4 pm in Fitts Auditorium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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.
Universal Health Coverage in Global Health, a panel discussion with Hastings Center research scholar Michael Gusmano. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, November 17th from 12-1:30 PM.
Access to Health Care Among Undocumented and Migrant Worker Communities, a seminar with Hastings Center research scholar Nancy Berlinger. HillTop 2017 Conference at Columbia University, November 11th, 2017.
Responsible Science in a Perilous Time, a conversation organized by The Hastings Center and the Union of Concerned Scientists. November 4th from 3-6 PM at The Hastings Center, 21 Malcolm Gordon Road, Garrison, NY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.