RIT's Biotechnology Lecture Series Focuses on Bioethics, Dec. 9




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The role of federal regulations on the development and use of future biotechnologies will be the focus of the next talk in Rochester Institute of Technology's lecture series exploring bioethics, Biotechnology: Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens.

Political scientist Francis Fukuyama will give his lecture, “Future Biotechnologies: The Governance Challenge,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Fukuyama, dean of Johns Hopkins University Center for International Studies in Washington, D.C., is a member of President Bush's Council on Bioethics. He is the author of numerous books, including The End of History and the Last Man, State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution and The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order.

“In recent years, Francis Fukuyama has been a major and thoughtful participant in the ongoing national conversation concerning foreign policy, global economics, social policy and biotechnology,” says John Murley, chair of RIT's Department of Political Science.

The lecture series is supported by RIT and the New York Council for the Humanities. For more information, contact John Murley at 585-475-2064 or jamgcj@rit.edu or Sean Sutton at 585-475-4620 or sdsgsm@rit.edu.