Immigrant Detention, Genetic Testing, and Moral Obligations to LGBT Youth: Theories & Applications in Contemporary Ethics

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The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education is hosting a 3-day intensive cross-disciplinary graduate course entitled “Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics.” The course will take place next week, from May 19-21, 2015 on the Rose Hill campus.

Each day will feature two Fordham faculty members from different departments presenting on and discussing different topics in contemporary ethics. Using a team-teaching approach, this course brings together faculty from six disciplines to provide foundational knowledge about moral philosophy, moral theology, and bioethics, and features lectures and case discussion on issues of current social importance.

Course Schedule

Day 1 | Philosophy and Political Science
Special Topic: “Border Crossings and Immigrant Detention in the U.S. and Europe: Ethical, Political, and Comparative Considerations”
Michael Baur, Ph.D., J.D. | Philosophy
Annika Hinze, Ph.D. | Political Science

Day 2 | Bioethics and Natural Science
Special Topic: The Ethics of Genetic Testing”
Jason Morris, Ph.D. | Natural Science
Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D., LL.M. | Bioethics

Day 3 | Theology and Psychology
Special Topic: “Moral Obligations to LGBT Youth: Theological and Psychological Perspectives”
Adam Fried, Ph.D. | Psychology
Patrick Hornbeck, Ph.D. | Theology

Course Enrollment
Open to graduate students and select seniors. Non-matriculated students interested in enrolling the course, should contact Dr. Adam Fried (

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