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Parr | Bioethics Joint Lecture: Vardit Ravitsky (Hastings Center)

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Vardit Ravitsky, President & CEO, The Hastings Center

March 21, 2024 | 5:30PM | James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial, 039


“The Future of Bioethics”

This talk will explore what the future holds if bioethics continues its evolution to become a field that embraces systemic, collective-level challenges; has a global scale and focus; emphasizes human flourishing; and seeks to have increased societal impact.


Vardit Ravitsky, PhD, is the President and CEO of The Hastings Center, an independent, nonpartisan bioethics research institute. Her research in bioethics focuses on ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics and assisted reproductive technologies, with an emphasis on emerging biotechnologies and their implications for women’s autonomy and for disability rights. She also studies the ethics of AI in biomedicine.

She is immediate past President, and currently Vice-President, of the International Association of Bioethics; a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and of the Hastings Center; and a 2020 Trudeau Foundation Fellow, where she Chaired the Foundation’s COVID-19 Impact Committee. Ravitsky is also a Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She published over 200 articles and commentaries on bioethical issues, has given over 300 talks world-wide, and contributed to hundreds of media interviews.


This event is free and open to the public, and will run for approximately 90 minutes. Light refreshments will be served after Q&A and discussion.


March 21
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Parr Center for Ethics
(919) 843-5640
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