Movements and Movies in Bioethics: The use of Theater and Cinema in Teaching Bioethics
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Duquesne Union, Room 613
Dr. Jan Helge Solbakk
Professor of Medical Ethics and Head of Research at Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, Norway
Jan Helge Solbakk is trained as a physician and a theologian. He also holds a PhD in ancient Greek philosophy. From 1996-2011, he was also the adjunct professor of Medical Ethics at the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen. In 2007 and 2008, Solbakk served as Chief of Bioethics at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. At present, Solbakk is chair of ISSCR's Ethics and Public Policy Committee. He serves as an ethics expert for several international organizations (UNESCO, ISSCR, the European Commission, the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership and the European Research Council). Solbakk has published extensively and is involved in several international research projects dealing with bioethics teaching, international research ethics and with the ethical implications of personalized medicine and stem cell research.