Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Autonomy and the History of American Bioethics

Albert Jonsen
Thursday, May 14, 2009, 5 p.m.
de Saisset Museum
Santa Clara University Campus

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Albert Jonsen is a biomedical ethicist and author. He is Emeritus Professor of Ethics in Medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, where he was chairman of the Department of Medical History and Ethics from 1987-1999. Currently he is co-director of the Program in Medicine and Human Values at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. His talk is also part of the Health and Science Horizons Lecture Series.

Funding for this lecture is provided by the New York Life Insurance Company in honor of William Regan III and a gift from Ann and William Regan. It is aimed at bringing the larger community to SCU to hear top-flight speakers on ethical issues in many fields. Past lecturers have included John T. Noonan Jr., judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and eminent scholar of Catholic moral theology, Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff and now director of the CIA, and Janet Napolitano, former Arizona governor and now secretary of Homeland Security.

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