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Conference Speakers & Schedule of Events


Keynote Speaker
James Arthur, Ph.D., OBE
Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor

Director, Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cyber Plenary Speaker
David Danks, Ph.D.
L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology
Head, Department of Philosophy
Carnegie Mellon University

Healthcare Plenary Speaker
Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Care Ethics
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics
Saint Louis University

Economics Plenary Speaker
Edward J. Lopez, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism
Director, Center for the Study of Free Enterprise
Western Carolina University

Invited Addresses
Andreas Widmer, M.A.
Director, Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship
Catholic University of America

DiAnn Ecret, PhD(c), M.S.N, R.N., M.A.
Clinical Immersion Coordinator (FACT)
Nursing Instructor, Jefferson College of Nursing
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Ethics Committee Restructuring Team
Thomas Jefferson University

Catherine Pakaluk. Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics, The Busch School of Business and Economics
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Human Ecology
Catholic University of America

Deborah Hurley., J.D.
Associate Faculty Director, Brown University
Global Innovation Policy Fellow, Harvard University
Principal and Founder, Hurley Consulting

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8:00 a.m: Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m: Welcome by Billy Soo, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculties,
               and James Burns, I.V.D., Ph.D., Dean

Keynote Address: James Arthur, PhD

10:15 a.m: Break

10:30 a.m: Plenary Address

11:45 a.m: Lunch Break

1:00 p.m: Plenary Address

2:15 p.m: Break

2:30 p.m: Plenary Address

3:45 p.m: Break

4:00 p.m: Invited Addresses and Summary Panel

5:30 p.m: Cocktail Hour and Poster Exhibition