2014 Lorraine Grace Lecture on societal issues of biomedical research IS DEATH UN-AMERICAN?

Grace Auditorium,One Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724


Speaker: Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D.

Free Public Lecture
Join us for a discussion on how the biology and concept of death is handled in the American health care system.
A philosopher and ethicist who has combined teaching and scholarship with civic engagement, Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella has written extensively on medical ethics, theoretical and applied ethics, metaphysics, public policy, and the philosophy of law. A celebrated teacher, she has found time to co-teach a class in almost every semester of her presidency, with faculty in departments as disparate as Sociology, Biology, and Africana Studies. At the core of her career and her priorities is an abiding commitment to liberal education as a force for good, both for the individual and for civic society. Manifestations of that commitment include her work as senator and member of the executive committee of Phi Beta Kappa, and her role as host of The Academic Minute, a WAMC Northeast Public Radio program, and “Difficult Dialogues: Voices from the Valley,” a public access television show.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – 7:00pm