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Alice D. and Frederick C. LaBrecque Lectures in Medical Ethics

philosophy department

Established in 2002 by the children of Alice D. and Frederick C. Labrecque '31, the annual lecture is intended to focus on medical ethics from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. It is intended that there will be a special emphasis on maternal and fetal issues. The lectureship will be promoted widely to the medical profession and general public, in addition to the University community. The visiting lecturer will be expected to allow sufficient time during his/her visit, to interact with students and faculty interested in the subject under discussion.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Fulton 511
“The Ethics of Pregnancy: Towards an Integrated Approach”
John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Centre for Ethics, Philosophy & Public Affairs, University of St Andrews, Scotland


Thursday, April 19
7:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall 300
Professor Christopher Tollefsen, "The Philosophical and Theological Roots of Institutional Conscience"


February 5, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Cushing 001
"Ethical Issues in Care at the End of Life"
Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, OFM


Thursday, April 3
7:00 p.m.
Cushing 001
Prof. Maureen Condic, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah
"Faith, Reason and the Nature of Human Embryos"


March 22, 2007

Dr Edmund Pelligrino (Chairperson Presidential Bioethics Commission)
"Bioethics and Catholic Conscience"
7:00 p.m., Cushing 001 (note the change)
-- followed by Seminar and luncheon, 12:00 noon, March 23


October 20, 2005, Inaugural lecture
7:00 p.m.
Cushing 001
"Medical Ethics and the Crisis of Contemporary Culture"
W. David Solomon, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame