Patrick Schreiner

Futurist Ravings and Dark Forebodings

In Culture on 11/12/2011 at 8:22 PM

Recently Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain came to our campus and lectured on the topic of human identity which included some thoughts on eugenics, bioethics etc…I was only able to go the first lecture but I found her articulate and convincing.

You can watch her lectures here. Here is a brief bio of her.

Regularly named as one of America’s foremost public intellectuals, Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, Divinity School, The University of Chicago, with appointments in Political Science and the Committee on International Relations and holder of the Leavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom, Georgetown University

Dr. Elshtain, who received the Ph.D. from Brandeis University, is the author or editor of over twenty books and over five hundred essays in scholarly journals. In addition, she frequently lectures in the United States and abroad on themes of democracy, ethical dilemmas, religion and politics, and international relations. Before her current post at the University of Chicago, Dr. Elshtain served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Vanderbilt University.

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