Bioethicist William Hurlbut to give lecture on stem cell research

Author: Arts and Letters


Dr. William B. Hurlbut, physician and consulting professor in the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University and a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics, will give a lecture on the ethical implications of harvesting human embryonic stem cells at 4:30p.m. Tuesday (April 18) in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall auditorium.

Hurlbut, a native of St. Helena Calif., was graduated and received his medical training from Stanford. His scholarship concerns the ethical issues arising from advancing biomedical technology, the biological basis of moral awareness, and studies in the integration of theology and philosophy of biology. At Stanford, he teaches courses on “Biology, Technology and Human Life” and “Ethical Issues in the Neurosciences.” In adition to his service on the presidential bioethics council, he is a member of the chemical and biological warfare working group at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Hurlbut’s lecture is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture as one of its Schmitt Lectures, a series made possible by the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation.

Contact: Daniel McInerny, associate director of the Center for Ethics and Culture, at 574-631-3788 or

Originally published by Michael O. Garvey at on April 12, 2006.