We are delighted to announce our 2015 annual public lecture:

In conversation with Dr Amy Gutmann

Chair, US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Professor of Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday 17th March 2015
6pm-9pm British Library Conference Centre, London

Hosted by Dr Geoff Watts, science writer, broadcaster & Council member

penn 064Dr Gutmann was named Chair of the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues by President Barack Obama in 2009. Under Dr Gutmann’s leadership, the Commission has advised the Obama Administration on the ethics of synthetic biology and emerging technologies; protecting research participants; whole genome sequencing; clinical research in children; incidental findings in research, clinical, and consumer settings; and neuroscience research.

A political scientist and philosopher, Dr Gutmann has authored numerous articles, essays and books and continues to teach and write on ethics and public policy, democracy and education.

Registration, tea & coffee from 6pm. The event begins at 6.30pm, followed by a Q&A with the audience, and a drinks reception.

This event is open to all and free to attend, but please book your place in advance. Contact Laura Medhurst lmedhurst@nuffieldbioethics.org or call +44 (0)207 681 9619

Find out about our previous annual lectures, here.