Ethics by the Book: Current Issues in Medicine and Climate Policy
This event will feature a panel of several WMU professors who have recently authored books on timely ethics topics. Sandy Borden (School of Communication) and Fritz Allhoff (Philosophy Department) have written Ethics and Error in Medicine containing contributions from top scholars and practitioners working in bioethics, communication, law, medicine and philosophy. Coverage includes preventable causes of medical error, disproportionate impacts of errors on vulnerable populations, disclosure and apology after discovering medical errors, and ethical issues arising in specific medical contexts.
Ronald Kramer’s (Sociology Department) forthcoming Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes analyzes the looming threats posed by climate change from a criminological perspective and addresses the failings and detrimental actions of the fossil fuel industry, the US government, and the international political community in relation to global warming, integrating research and theory from a wide variety of disciplines. It also reviews policies that could mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a warming world, and achieve climate justice.
This event will consist of a brief presentation by each of the authors followed by a Q&A segment.
Co-sponsored by University Libraries and the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society.
- Thursday, January 16, 2020
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Meader Room (3rd Floor)
- Sandra Borden, Fritz Allhoff, Ronald Kramer