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Date: October 7, 1999
Singer, Asch to Discuss Ethics, Health Care, Disability
NOTE: Media representatives planning to cover this event must contact the Office of Communications at (609) 258-3601 by Monday, October 11. No reporters or photographers will be admitted who have not contacted the Communications Office in advance.
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Bioethics Forum of Princeton University will sponsor a public event, "Ethics, Health Care and Disability: A Discussion with Peter Singer and Adrienne Asch," on Tuesday, October 12, at 8 p.m. in McCosh 50.
Singer is Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the Princeton University Center for Human Values. His work has addressed such issues as in vitro fertilization, experimentation on embryo tissue, the medical definition of death, and the allocation of scarce health care resources. His book Rethinking Life and Death was awarded the National Book Council of Australias prize for the best non-fiction book published in Australia in 1994. His books, including Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, have been translated into 15 languages and have been widely taught in ethics classes throughout Europe and the United States.
Asch is Henry R. Luce Professor in Biology, Ethics and the Politics of Human Reproduction at Wellesley College. She currently teaches such courses as Ethical and Social Issues in Genetics, and Ethical and Political Issues in Reproduction. A member of Hillary Clinton's Health Reform Task Force, she was named Blind Educator of the Year in 1997 by the National Federation of the Blind. She is presently writing books on cloning and on assisted reproduction.
The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Tickets for public seats (i.e., for those who do not hold University IDs) will be distributed on Monday, October 11, from noon until 2 p.m. in the hyphen of Chancellor Green. Members of the campus community wishing to attend the event should bring their University IDs to the auditorium. Members of the general public who do not hold tickets may elect to watch the simulcast in Betts Auditorium of the School of Architecture. Both McCosh 50 and Betts Auditorium are wheelchair accessible.
The event also will be simulcast on Channel 7 on campus and on C-TEC Channel A-10 in Princeton Borough and Princeton Township. It will be broadcast on the World Wide Web at www.princeton.edu/RealMedia.