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Bioethics conference explores boundaries of human life, Feb. 21-22

President Shirley M. Tilghman and former President Harold Shapiro will join scholars from around the country in exploring the boundaries of human life at the third annual National Student Bioethics Conference, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, on the Princeton campus.

The conference, "Redefining Life: What it Means to Be Human," will begin at 10 a.m. both days and feature a variety of lectures at McCosh Hall and the Lewis Thomas Laboratory. The event is sponsored by the Student Bioethics Forum, which has posted the full schedule of events online .

In addition to Tilghman and Shapiro, speakers from Princeton will include Lee Silver, professor of molecular biology; Mark Hansen, assistant professor of English; and Eric Gregory, instructor of religion.

Speakers also will include scholars from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Colorado, Amherst College and the Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy in London, as well as U.S. Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey. Undergraduate and graduate students from around the country will participate in the conference.

Many of the lectures will be open to the public. For more information, contact Allison Arensman, co-chair of the conference, via email or at (609) 986-8022.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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