Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars

Peter Singer, Director

The Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminars are open to all students, faculty, and interested members of the public. Seminars range across a wide variety of topics at the intersections of philosophy, biology, medicine, ecology and public policy. The seminar series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation.


Wed, Mar 29, 2017,
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Coleen Macnamara’s research interests lie at the intersection of ethics and moral psychology. She is currently working on developing a theory of holding others responsible, explicating this activity’s conceptual core, typology, and ethics.

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 1
Wed, Apr 19, 2017, 4:30 pm

Dana Nelkin teaches courses in moral psychology, ethics, philosophy of religion, and biomedical ethics, along with seminars in a number of areas.  One of her main areas of research is free will and moral responsibility, and she explores its connection to psychology, ethical theory, epistemology, and the law.

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 2