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The Stanford Law School San Diego Alumni Chapter invites you to have lunch with Stanford Law School’s Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences. He will discuss his current work and lead what he hopes to be a lively discussion.
Advances in biomedical science undertaken mainly to relieve human suffering now hold the promise, or threat, of giving humans unprecedented control over their offspring – and of the whole world’s biosphere. These advances raise some questions that are crucial and pressing, some that are important but far off, and some that none of us should have to worry about. Professor Greely has dealt with issues of human reproduction in his latest book, The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction, and will treat the broader issues of the rest of life in his next book, tentatively titled Playing with Life.
Registration is complimentary and includes lunch. Kindly register by Friday, November 4.
Stanford Law School thanks Robert Caplan, JD ’60, and Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek for hosting this event.
About the Speaker: Hank Greely, BA ’74
Henry T. Greely (BA ’74) specializes in the ethical, legal, and social implications of new biomedical technologies, particularly those related to neuroscience, genetics, or stem cell research. He frequently serves as an advisor on California, national, and international policy issues. He is chair of California’s Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee, a member of the Advisory Council of the NIH’s National Institute for General Medical Sciences, a member of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law of the National Academies, a member of the Neuroscience Forum of the Institute of Medicine, and served from 2007-2010 as co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. Professor Greely chairs the steering committee for the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and directs both the law school’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society. In 2007 Professor Greely was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read Professor Greely’s full biography.