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April 15, 2011
Peter Augustine Lawler, PhD
"Virtue and the Prospect of Indefinite Longevity"
LRC, Pitlyk Auditorium
June 7, 2011
"Research with Vulnerable Populations: Charting the Ethical Terrain"
CMEs and CEUs Available!
Doisy College of Health Sciences, Allied Health Bldg.
November 4, 2011
Bernard Lo, MD
"Partnerships Between Academic Health
Centers: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls"
LRC, Pitlyk Auditorium
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|2011 Drummond Lecture in Health Care Ethics: Peter A. Lawler, PhD
Join us on Friday, April 15th for the 2011 Drummond Lecture in Health Care Ethics. Dr. Peter A. Lawler will present "Virtue and the Prospect of Indefinite Longevity" at 7:30am in the Learning Resource Center, Pitlyk Auditorium A. Peter Augustine Lawler is Dana Professor of Government and former chair of the department of Government and International Studies at Berry College. He teaches courses in political philosophy and American politics.
Lawler is executive editor of the quarterly journal, Perspectives on Political Science and has been chair of the politics and literature section of the American Political Science Association. He also serves on the editorial board of the new bilingual critical edition of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Lawler also serves on the editorial boards of several journals.
He has written or edited nine books. His newest book is Modern and American Dignity. Another book (the most academic of his works), Postmodernism Rightly Understood, was also widely reviewed and praised. His American Political Rhetoric (edited with Robert Schaefer) is used in introductory American government courses at a sizeable number of colleges and universities.
Lawler writes broadly from within a Catholic intellectual tradition that emphasizes the importance of limits on unfettered personal autonomy in shaping well-lived lives,
as well as the centrality of the love of truth in making sense of the human experience. By no means dogmatic in matters of religion, Lawler does argue that our human moral anthropology suggests the possibility of God's existence
and love. His influences include both Catholics (Augustine, Thomas, Pascal, Tocqueville, Flannery O'Connor, and Walker Percy) as well as non-Catholic thinkers (especially Leo Strauss).
In 2004, Lawler was appointed to President Bush's Council on Bioethics. He is currently researching biotechnology
and political philosophy, Flannery O'Connor and modern philosophy, and Tocqueville and compassionate conservatism.