Fisher Center speaker due April 26 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Fisher Center speaker due April 26

Laurie Zoloth, a professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities and of Religion at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and director of bioethics at the Center for Genetic Medicine, will speak on the “Feminism of Abundance” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 in the Geneva Room of Warren Hunting Smith Library. Her talk is part of the Fisher Center's spring series.

The Roundtable will be from 8:45 to 10 a.m. the following morning in The Fisher Center, Demarest 212.

Zoloth will use the observation of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) that we have an obligation to be bodies for one another to develop a theory of donating.

Zoloth is past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and a member of the National Advisory Council and the Planetary Protection Advisory Committee for NASA; the Executive Committee of the International Society for Stem Cell Research; and chair of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Bioethics Advisory Board. She has published extensively in the areas of ethics, family, feminist theory, religion, science, Jewish studies, and social policies, and has written chapters in 27 books.

Her book, “Healthcare and the Ethics of Encounter,” was published in 1999. Her current research projects include work on the ethics of ordinary life, and emerging issues in medical and research genetics.

Zoloth is frequently quoted in major news papers and interviewed on the radio, including these sites:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/16/science/16research.html?ex=1292389200&en=55d0b87f6d176e3c&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/magazine/312wrongful.1.html?ei=5088&en=bec8eb3091e93455&ex=1299819600&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

http://www.forensic-psych.com/articles/artBioethicistsScrutinized8201.html”

http://www.npr.org/takingissue/takingissue_stemcells.html.