Mrs. Ellen Baker
Professor Carter Snead, Univ of Notre Dame, will address physician assisted suicide.
Physician Assisted Suicide: Objections in Principle and in Prudence
Professor O. Carter Snead is Professor of Law at University of Notre Dame, as well as the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture
Established in 1999, the Center for Ethics and Culture investigates ethical issues and broader cultural concerns drawing on the intellectual resources of the Catholic tradition. It supports scholarly research in ethics as well as its dissemination in the classroom and beyond through lectures, conferences, film and literature series, awards, student formation programs and other initiatives.
Professor Snead specializes in the relationship between bioethics and the law. He is the former general counsel for the President’s Council on Bioethics, a White House advisory committee, and was the principal author of the council’s 2004 report on the regulation of new biotechnologies affecting assisted reproduction, human embryo research and genetics. He is a permanent observer for the U.S. government at the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Bioethics and serves on UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee. His scholarly work has appeared in the New York University Law Review, Harvard Law Review Forum, and other venues.