Charlie Camosyis Ast. Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University, USA. Camosy was recently selected for the international working group "Contending Modernities" which will try to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism, and Islam into dialogue about various difficult issues in the Western public sphere. He is also the founder and co-director of the Catholic Conversation Project and a member of the ethics committee at the Children's Hospital of New York.

 

Julian Savulescu holds the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He directs the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics within the Faculty of Philosophy, and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, which is one of three strategic centres in biomedical ethics in the UK funded by the Wellcome Trust. One of his visions for the development of applied ethics is to lead informed debate for both the public and for medical practitioners. In 2010, he was one of the leading commentators in the media regarding the ethical issues arising from the creation of the first living cell from synthetic materials (dubbed ‘Synthia’) by Craig Venter in the US.  He founded the Practical Ethics blog www.practicalethicsnews.com/and is editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics.

 

This talk will be followed by a drinks reception and a dinner, and is open to all. However, those wishing to attend either the talk or dinner must email rachel.gaminiratne@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.