Bio-Ethics and Human Dignity Conference at SHU

News Story: October 8, 2006

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

OF SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY

IN CELEBRATION OF ITS TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

JOINS WITH THE CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN-JEWISH UNDERSTANDING

AND THE CENTER FOR CATHOLIC THOUGHT, ETHICS AND CULTURE

IN PRESENTING THE CONFERENCE

In God's Image: Bio-Ethics and Human Dignity:

Perspectives on Medical Ethics and Justice

           October 20, 2006, 1:30-3:30 pm

Sacred Heart University * University Commons

Conference is free and open to the public

Meet Our Distinguished Panel of Speakers

Marie T. Hilliard, JCL, Ph.D., R.N., is the director of Bioethics and Public Policy for the NationalBioethicsCenter and an adjunct professor in the Department of Nursing for SacredHeartUniversity in Fairfield, CT.  Dr. Hilliard holds a Ph.D. in Professional Nursing Higher Education Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Cannon Law Licentiate from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Rabbi Eugene Korn, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor in Jewish Thought in the Department of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University, NJ, where is also editor of the Edah Journal.  He is the former director of Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Congress.  Rabbi Korn was ordained by the Israeli Rabbinate and lived in Israel from 1992-1996.  He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, NY.

Karen Lebacqz, Ph.D., is the Robert Gordon Sproul Professor of Theological Ethics, Emeritia at the Pacific School
of Religion in the Graduate Theological Union, Berkley, CA. where she served as professor for more than thirty years. 
Dr. Lebacqz was the Bioethicist in Residence and Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at YaleUniversity in 2005-2006. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and holds a Ph.D. from HarvardUniversity.