Thursday, February 4th 2016, 4:00pm to 5:00pm


Light Hall, Room 214

Hosted By 

VUSM Medical Ethics, Law, and Policy Group


Norman Wirzba, PhD, Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian studies at Duke

University in the Divinity School, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Sanford

School of Public Policy, will present a public lecture at 4 p.m. on February 4, 2016 in Light Hall,

Room 214 entitled “Why Sustainable Agriculture Matters.” Professor Wirzba will address the

way that sustainable agriculture can transform our approach to health as part of a vision of

population health bringing together commitments to ecology and public health. This lecture is

part of initiatives within the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at VUMC to highlight

ecological ethics as part of the work of biomedical ethics in service to health and human

flourishing of patients, staff, and the broader community.