Kathryn Paige Harden (University of Texas): "The Genetic Lottery and Its Ethical Implications"

Nov 17, 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Friend Center, Room 101 + Livestream (due to current health protocols, open to PUID holders only. Livestream for the general public)
Open to Princeton University ID Holders



Event Description

Ira W. DeCamp Bioethics Seminar


Kathryn Paige Harden is a tenured professor in the Department of Psychology at UT Austin, where she leads the Developmental Behavior Genetics lab and co-directs the Texas Twin Project. She is the author of The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality which provides a provocative and timely case for how the science of genetics can help create a more just and equal society.

Harden received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia and completed her clinical internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School before moving to Austin in 2009. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Huffington Post, among others. In 2017, she was honored with a prestigious national award from the American Psychological Association for her distinguished scientific contributions to the study of genetics and human individual differences. You can read a New Yorker profile of her here, and follow her on Twitter at @kph3k.

Dalton Conley, Henry Putnam University Professor in Sociology, Princeton University, and the author of The Genome Factor: What the Social Genomics Revolution Reveals About Ourselves, Our History and the Future, will respond.

Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, will chair. 

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To register to attend in-person (PU ID holders), click here.  Friend Center, Room 101 is a large space and we expect that social distancing will be possible, but we are not able to guarantee that it will be.