February 1, 2008

Public Lectures: Visiting Scholars Address The Baby Market, Faith In American Politics

Law Symposium Ponders "The Baby Market"

Gushee To Present Two-Part Lecture on Faith In American PoliticsOn Feb. 14 a symposium at Samford's Cumberland School of Law will examine "The Baby Market: The Future of High-Tech and Low-Tech Markets in Children". Ethics and legal scholars will address the present and future of the market for babies and children from a variety of ethical and legal perspectives at the day-long event sponsored by Cumberland's Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics.

Michele Goodwin, Cumberland's 2008 Thurgood Marshall speaker, will present the symposium's keynote address on the subject of Prosecuting the Womb: Race and Reproduction. Other symposium topics will include; Progress and  Pitfalls in Emerging Reproductive Technologies; The Case for Non-Regulation; Money, Markets and Intercountry Adoption; and the documentary film, A Baby Business.

The program will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.  The symposium is free of charge and open to the public. For information call (205) 726-2418 or email David Smolin: dmsmolin@samford.edu.

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Feb. 14 Symposium to Examine "The Baby Market"
Cumberland Law School’s Center for Biotechnology, Law, and Ethics

Gushee To Present Two-Part Lecture on Faith In American Politics

On Feb. 5 and 7, Dr. David Gushee will present a two-part lecture on the subject of Faith in American Politics. Gushee is Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology. Gushee also is president of Evangelicals for Human Rights, a columnist for Associated Baptist Press and a contributing editor for Christianity Today. He is the author of nine books and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles.

Both parts of Gushee's lecture will begin at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. The events are free of charge and open to the public.

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David Gushee