The Bishop Lecture in Bioethics will be jointly presented by the Bishop Lectureship in Bioethics fund and by the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). The Colloquium features presentations focusing on bioethics and social sciences in medicine across multiple disciplines.
The keynote address is the Bishop Lecture in Bioethics, an endowed lectureship made possible by a gift from the estate of Ronald C. and Nancy V. Bishop. Ruth Macklin, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health and Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will present the Bishop Lecture with a talk entitled, “Global Gender Justice: Violence against women; whose responsibility?”
Keynote Abstract: In some countries, governmental authorities have done little to prevent or punish violence against women. Examples of gender-based violence include not only intimate partner violence, but also rape as a weapon of war, civilian rape, and killing condoned in so-called "honor cultures." Can a theory of global justice shed light on whether external governments or non-governmental groups should take responsibility for remedying the situation? Who has the responsibility to respond to human rights violations?