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Jewish Wisdom’s Contribution to Contemporary Ethical Challenges

  • Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus, Gilchrist Hall 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD, 20850 (map)

Day of Learning: Presidents Day

With Professor Paul Root Wolpe
Director, Center for Ethics, Emory University

Professor Paul Root Wolpe

Professor Paul Root Wolpe

Professor Wolpe is a nationally recognized authority in the field of ethics, a keen observer of ethical issues in medicine, technology, and space exploration. He will identify ethical dilemmas and how they may be understood in the 2000-year Jewish tradition and in modern thinking. He will discuss the Jewish disproportionate representation in the field of ethics, and the reason for this.

Sessions will include:

  • “You Shall Surely Heal” - Jewish Contributions to Contemporary Ethics

  • When A House Falls on You on Shabbat: Ancient Texts and Modern Bioethical Dilemmas

  • Jews in Space! Unique Ethical and Bioethical Challenges

  • What We (Think We) Know About Ethics is Wrong: Insights of 30 Years As A (Jewish) Ethicist


$50 In advance for Friends
$65 In advance for the general public
$75 At the door for all

The registration fee for this Day of Learning includes morning coffee and “nosh,” along with a kosher lunch.

Pre-registration for this program is now closed. At the Door Registration will open at 9:15 AM.