Onora O’Neill to Examine the Ethics of Public Health and Global Health at Lecture Hosted by Yeshiva University and NYU Ethics Centers

Renowned ethicist and political philosopher Onora O’Neill will present a lecture on “Broadening Bioethics: Clinical Ethics, Public Health, and Global Health” on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm at the Yeshiva University Museum/Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University (YU) and the NYU Center for Bioethics.

Dr. James Otteson, Director of Men’s Honors Program, Wins 2007 Templeton Enterprise Award for Important Book on Ethics

Dr. James Otteson, professor of economics and philosophy and director of the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program at Yeshiva College, has been named the first place winner of the 2007 Templeton Enterprise Awards for his seminal book Actual Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006). The awards are among the largest in the publishing industry, with the top prize of $50,000 exceeding that of both the Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Awards.

Science and the Ethics of Genetic Screening

For centuries, Jewish communities lived in fear that many of their babies would thrive through infancy, only to become blind and demented as toddlers and die by age 5. That described the ordeal of Joseph Ekstein, a Hasidic rabbi in Brooklyn. Over three decades, he and his wife lost four children to Tay-Sachs Disease, and their experience was not unusual. Some families were just unlucky.