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  • Liberal Arts Education
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    Liberal Arts Education

    Scholars and authors talked about liberal arts education and freedom of speech on college campuses. Speakers included an Indiana University professor who invited conservative author Charles Murray to…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
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    Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

    Two scholars at the American Enterprise Institute discussed Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” They also talked about the former president’s Gettysburg Address and answered questions from…

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  • First Among Equals George Washington and the American Presidency
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    First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency

    To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering of political thinkers to consider the presidency and legacy of our nation’s first chief executive. Among…

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  • Immigration and American Identity
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    Immigration and American Identity

    Panelists talked about American identity, focusing on an 1894 speech by Theodore Roosevelt on the subject and its relation to contemporary culture. This was part of the 2011 Bradley Symposium titled…

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  • The Case for Capitalism
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    The Case for Capitalism

    Yuval Levin delivered remarks on capitalism and the role of government in regulating the economy. Among the topics he addressed were government responses to the economic recession and…

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  • emGay Marriageem
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    Gay Marriage

    Mr. Rauch discussed his book, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, with several American Enterprise Institute scholars. In the book, published by…

    364 views
  • Dilemmas of Bioethics
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    Dilemmas of Bioethics

    Dr. Kass, Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, delivered a lecture, titled “Science, Politics, and the Dilemmas of Bioethics.” Among the issues he addressed were the…

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  • emLife Liberty and the Defense of Dignityem
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    Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity

    Professor Leon Kass discussed his book Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, published by Encounter Books. According to Dr. Kass, modern biomedical technology is threatening…

    169 views
  • Stem Cell Research
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    Stem Cell Research

    Mr. Kass and Ms. Bok talked about stem cell research and legislation to expand federal funding for the research. The two ethicists represented opposite sides of the debate on embryonic stem…

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  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research
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    Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    Dr. Kass talked about embryonic stem sell research, focusing on scientific issues and values, ethical considerations in both conducting and funding the research, and political opinions and movements…

    106 views
  • Fertility Treatments
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    Fertility Treatments

    Dr. Kass talked about a report by the President’s Council on Bioethics on reproductive techniques and guidelines for assisted reproductive procedures. He also responded to viewer comments…

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  • Human Cloning
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    Human Cloning

    Dr. Kass talked about ethical issues involving human cloning and recent news of the first human reproductive clone by a private organization. He also responded to viewer comments and…

    228 views
  • Human Cloning Report
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    Human Cloning Report

    Participants talked about a report issued by the President’s Council on Bioethics. Among the topics they addressed were the ethics of human cloning, uses of cloning for biomedical research,…

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  • Patenting Human Organs
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    Patenting Human Organs

    Council members talked about human cloning and bio ethics, concentrating on the ethical questions surrounding granting patents for medical and scientific research and techniques using…

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  • Report to the President on Human Cloning
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    Report to the President on Human Cloning

    Mr. Kass presented and summarized some of the debate found in the council’s report on human cloning. Among the issues that the report examined were reproductive and therapeutic cloning,…

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  • Genetic Enhancement in Sports
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    Genetic Enhancement in Sports

    As part of a day-long conference on bioethics and human cloning, Doctor Friedman talked to council members about genetic engineering and its potential use in sports. Following his remarks…

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  • Bioethics
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    Bioethics

    Mr. Kass talked about his role in advising President Bush on cloning and stem cell research. The new President’s Council on Bioethics is made up of 17 philosophers, medical experts and…

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  • emThe Ethics of Human Cloningem
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    The Ethics of Human Cloning

    Mr. Kass and Mr. Wilson talked about their book, The Ethics of Human Cloning, published by AEI Press. The book is about the ethical debate over human cloning. Mr. Kass is against human…

    138 views
  • Assisted Suicide Issues
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    Assisted Suicide Issues

    Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal professionals and caregivers concerning the advisability and constitutionality of assisted suicide and how it would change the…

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