Science and Ethics

Conversations and Community Series



No science background necessary! Following on the AAAS-funded science series from last year, these sessions will explore scientific topics and the "So what?" ethical questions they invite. Stay for chapel and lunch for more discussion time with the leader.

The six-part series is open to full or individual date subscriptions. Sessions include content provided by the presenter and discussion. Following the morning sessions, participants are invited to chapel (11:30 a.m.) and lunch for further discussion. Event leaders will be available during lunch until approximately 1:30 p.m. 

Conversations will be held one Wednesday each month from October-December 2018 and February-April 2019. 

Upcoming Session Themes and Leaders

Oct. 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / The Quality of the Air We Breathe / Mark Dixon, Filmmaker and Public Speaker, Blue Lens, Pittsburgh, Pa

Nov. 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Topic TBA / David Danks, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Dec. 5, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Harry Potter and Genetics / Peter R. Blier, Pediatric Rheumatologist, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Springfield, Mass.

Feb. 6, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / MEE’s Approach to Engaging Low-Income Communities in Ethical and Responsible Research, Clinical Trials, and Public Health Interventions / Ivan Juzang, Founder and President, MEE Productions Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.

March 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Susan Kalisz, Head and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

April 10, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Daniel E. Hall, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Registration / Directions / CEUs

Fee: FREE, however, registration is strongly encouraged so we can plan location and refreshments accordingly.

Directions to the Seminary. Free parking is available behind the chapel and library on the Seminary campus.

CEUs: 0.2 for each session; Certificate available upon request


E-mail or call 412-924-1345.