Bioethics: Happiness, Health, and Human Nature

Should we use medicine and technology to create a perfect world?

Will this make us happy?

Will this make us more human - or less?

Explore these issues with us at the January 2009 Town and Gown Lecture Series at Union University, sponsored by the Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Intellectual Discipleship.

Tuesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 2009

6:00-10:00 p.m. (except February 3 – meets 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
White Hall 102

For more information, please contact Justin Barnard at 731-661-5963 or jbarnard@uu.edu

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D. Joy Riley, M.D. D. Joy Riley, M.D.
Executive Director
Tennessee Center for Bioethics and Culture
January 13, 2009


Michael Poore Michael Poore
Executive Director
The Humanitas Project
January 20, 2009


Dr. Wilfred McClay Dr. Wilfred McClay
SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities
University of Tennessee – Chattanooga
February 3, 2009

Schedule

Session Date Session Time Session Topic Session Speaker (Panelists)
January 6 6 - 8 p.m. Bioethics and Worldview: How Fundamental Assumptions Shape the Future
Audio; PowerPoint Slides
Dr. Justin D. Barnard
Director
Institute for Intellectual Discipleship
8 – 10 p.m. Bioethics and the Natural Law Tradition: Thinking 'Christianly' about Moral 'First Things'
  1. The Natural Law Tradition - Audio
  2. Bioethical Issues in Light of Natural Law Thinking: Personhood - Audio
Dr. J. Daryl Charles
Senior Fellow
Center for Politics and Religion
January 13 6 – 10 p.m. Homo faber: Man, the maker D. Joy Riley (M.D.)
Executive Director
Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture
January 20 6 – 10 p.m. Genes, Knives, Pills, and Electrodes:  Is Biotechnology a Remedy for the Human Condition? - Audio

Biotechnology and the Rise of Anti-Culture:  Beyond Good, God and Man - Audio
Mr. Michael Poore
Executive Director
The Humanitas Project
January 27 6 – 8 p.m. Current Issues in Pharmacy & the Pharmaceutical Industry Dr. Sheila Mitchell
Dean, School of Pharmacy
Union University

Dr. Mark Stephens
Associate Professor & Director of Experimental Education
School of Pharmacy
Union University
8 – 10 p.m. Current Issues in Health Care Dr. Jill Webb
Professor of Nursing
Union University

Dr. Mark Kossick
Senior Fellow and Professor of Nursing
Union University
February 3 7 – 9 p.m. Human Happiness in a Post-Human World - Audio Dr. Wilfred McClay
SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Carl F.H. Henry Institute for Intellectual Discipleship
Union University
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
731-661-5963 or jbarnard@uu.edu