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Lecture set on biotechnology and capitalism in America, March 22

Eric Cohen, director of the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Project on Biotechnology and American Democracy, will speak on "Biotechnology in America and the Spirit of American Capitalism" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, in 104 Computer Science Building. A public reception will follow.

Cohen will explore the ways in which capitalism shapes ethical decisions in the field of biotechnology, and the consequences of this influence on political processes. He is expected to discuss issues such as animal and embryo experimentation and genetic engineering.

Cohen is editor and founder of The New Atlantis, a quarterly journal on technology, ethics and politics. His essays and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere. He is co-editor with William Kristol of "The Future Now: America Confronts the New Genetics," and he serves as a senior consultant to the President's Council on Bioethics.

The lecture is part of this year's America's Founding and Future lecture series, hosted by the James Madison Program .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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