Bioethics in the Coronavirus Era -- A Pandora's Box of Issues Unfolding Locally and Globally

Please join us for a Zoom webinar with Harvard Law Professor Glenn Cohen about bioethics issues raised in the COVID-19 pandemic including:

-How much should the public know about who has the coronavirus -Individual rights in a public health emergency -The relationship between public health and public trust -Rationing of medical care -Powers of federal vs state and local government regarding shelter-in-place

April 8, 2020

Zoom Meeting (dial-in information will be send Wednesday morning to those who RSVP)
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About Professor I. Glenn Cohen:

Prof. Cohen is one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law, as well as health law. He also teaches civil procedure. He was the youngest professor on the faculty at Harvard Law School (tenured or untenured) both when he joined the faculty in 2008 (at age 29) and when he was tenured as a full professor in 2013 (at age 34), though not the youngest in history.

From Seoul to Krakow to Vancouver, Professor Cohen has spoken at legal, medical, and industry conferences around the world and his work has appeared in or been covered on PBS, NPR, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Mother Jones, the New York Times, the New Republic, the Boston Globe, and several other media venues.

Prof. Cohen's current projects relate to big data, health information technologies, mobile health, reproduction/reproductive technology, research ethics, organ transplantation, rationing in law and medicine, health policy, FDA law, translational medicine, and medical tourism.

He is the author of more than 150 articles and chapters and his award-winning work has appeared in leading legal, medical, bioethics, scientific and public health journals, as well as Op-Eds in the New York Times and Washington Post. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of more than 15 books.

For his law school teaching he was awarded the HLS Student Government Teaching and Advising Award in 2017. He also sometimes teaches courses at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. For the public he created the free online Harvard X class Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics, which was nominated by Harvard for the Japan Prize. More than 40,000 students have taken the course.

He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in Bioethics (Philosophy) and Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Event Organizer
Kirsten Pickford