Santa Clara University

Markkula Ethics Center Lecture Series, 2004

     

Neuroethics: The Neuroscience Revolution, Ethics,         and the Law
        April 20, 2004

     

After the Recall: California and the Common Good
        Feb. 10, 2004

     
     

Neuroethics: The Neuroscience Revolution,         Ethics, and the Law
        April 20, 2004

     

In the not-too-distant future, a brain scan may be able to reveal whether         a person is prone to depression or violence. Should that information be         used by the criminal justice system? By insurers? By airport security         personnel? New technologies might produce accurate lie detectors, bias         detectors, or memory probes. How could those be used in court?

     

Advances in neuroscience may also lead to the potential for enhancing         brain functions, such as memory. What are the ethical and legal implications         of this new knowledge?

     

Hank         Greely, director of Stanford University's Center for Law and the Biosciences         and chair of the Steering Committee of the Stanford Center for Biomedical         Ethics, will offer his observations on these issues in "Neuroethics,"         a talk April 20, 6 p.m., at the Adobe Lodge on the SCU campus. Greely,         a professor of law at Stanford, is also a professor, by courtesy, of genetics.      

     

The presentation will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m., in the Adobe         Lodge. The program is sponsored by the Ethics Center and the High Tech         Law Institute of the SCU School of Law.

     

This free public program is made possible in part by a gift from New         York Life Insurance Co. in honor of William Regan III.

     

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After the Recall: California and the Common Good
        Feb. 10, 2004

     

Kevin Starr, one of today's leading commentators on the Golden State,         will speak on the recall's aftermath and the endangered connection between         Califor-nia and the common good, Tues., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. in the Music Recital         Hall on the SCU campus.

     

Starr,         the California state librarian, has been writing the acclaimed six-volume         series, Americans and the California Dream (Oxford University Press),         over a period of 30 years. In reviewing one of the books, the Philadelphia         Inquirer predicted, "Kevin Starr bids fair to become the foremost         chronicler of that often fabulous region, imposing upon the dramatic elements         of California history a novelist's imagination and a cosmopolitan and         sophisticated intelligence."

     

Starr is University Professor and Professor of History and Policy, Planning,         and Development at the University of Southern California, and a contributing         editor to the Los Angeles Times.

     

The program is co-sponsored by the Santa Clara University Alumni Association,         which will host a reception following the talk.

     

The lecture is made possible by a gift from New York Life Insurance Company         in honor of William Regan III.