Nikolas T. Nikas, president and general counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF), will be coming to speak to the Vanderbilt community about the law, science and ethics surrounding human cloning, animal-human hybrids, and 3-parent embryos. Nikas is known for his expertise in clearly integrating the principles of natural law and political theory with the facts of science and medicine to be used as the foundation for strategic legislation, litigation, education and media. Nikas is consulted across the nation and the world on issues of abortion, healthcare rights of conscience, human cloning/embryonic stem cell research, and physician assisted suicide. He is a dynamic speaker, and gave a well-attended lecture on the scientific/medical details, as well as the ethical issues, with stem cell research in 2013. The Society of Saints Cosmas and Damian is delighted to welcome him back to campus.
FREE lunch!! will be provided for the first 75 in attendance, donated by the SSCD faculty adviser, Dr. Wes Ely.