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Strathern, Singer to discuss 'genetics knowledge park,' April 12

Marilyn Strathern, professor of social anthropology at the University of Cambridge, will deliver a lecture titled "Genetic Knowledge Park: An Interdisciplinary Experiment" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building. Peter Singer, Princeton professor of bioethics, will act as discussant following the lecture.

Strathern will draw from her current research with an interdisciplinary team on the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research in Britain. A fellow of the British Academy, she currently chairs the European Association of Social Anthropologists.

Singer is the acclaimed author of "Animal Liberation," a book many credit with triggering the modern animal-rights movement. His book "Practical Ethics" is a widely used text in applied ethics. Most recently, he has written "The Ethics of Globalization" and "The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush."

The lecture is the final event of the colloquium series on "Life Technologies: Medicine, Culture and Ethics," intended to examine the moral, medical and political workings of life technologies in today's world. It is organized by Joao Biehl, assistant professor of anthropology.

The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion , Department of Anthropology, Center for Health and Wellbeing and Center for Human Values.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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