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George to represent U.S. at ethics event in Paris, Feb. 23

Robert George , the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, will serve as U.S. representative to the 20th anniversary of the French Consultative Committee on Ethics in Paris on Feb. 23. The theme of the event is "The Human Gene."

George will speak on the relationship of the public to the private sector in the development and regulation of biotechnology. Representatives from several European countries and Japan and India also will speak, addressing a range of topics related to genetic research including economics, law, politics and religion.

A year ago, President Bush named George to the President's Council on Bioethics. The 18-member council, made up of eminent scientists, philosophers and other scholars, advises the president on key moral issues, such as embryonic stem cell research and cloning.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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