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Lecture, DIscussion on Assisted Dying

Applied Ethics Institute Presents Talk

Written By Tyler Gardinier '14, PR Intern

Expert to review arguments for and against legalizing assisted dying


Utica, NY (05/01/2014)
- What is assisted dying? Should it be legalized in the United States?  The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College hosts Queens University professor and Ontario Research Chair Udo Schuklenk and his discussion “Why Legalizing Assisted Dying is a Good Idea.”

The discussion is Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Library Concourse at Utica College. It is free and open to the public.

Schuklenk will review arguments for and against the legalization of assisted dying, including “Does assisted dying violate human dignity?” and “Does the legalization of assisted dying lead to abuse affecting vulnerable people?” Schuklenk will also provide a brief review of current Canadian legal developments on the issue.

In addition to his position at Queen’s University, Schuklenk is a long-serving editor-in-chief of Bioethics, the journal of the International Association of Bioethics. He has also chaired an international expert panel drafting a landmark national report on end-of-life issues on behalf of the Royal Society of Canada.

His most recent books are “50 Great Myths about Atheism” and the third edition of “Bioethics: An Anthology.”

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College was founded in 1986 and has been affiliated with Utica College since 1987. Under its current director, assistant professor and chair of philosophy Dr. Christopher Riddle, the institute promotes public discussion of contemporary issues within the community.

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and certification programs.


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