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Bioethics Expert to Help Launch Pascal Day

Robert P. George, one of the nation’s leading experts in constitutional law and civil liberties, will present Science, Philosophy and Religion in the Embryo Debate as the keynote speech at Pascal Day, a new annual lecture series at Duquesne University.

Sponsored by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Pascal Day lecture series is devoted to exploring issues that cut across science, philosophy and faith.

A member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and the Council on Foreign Relations, George currently serves as Princeton University’s McCormick professor of jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is a proponent of “New Natural Law” theory, which holds that moral principles are accessible to rational inquiry. Additionally, he has authored numerous scholarly works that have influenced Catholic, Protestant and Jewish thinkers alike.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

When: Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.

Where: Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

Information: For more information, call 412.396.6388 or visit www.duq.edu/pascal.

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