by Michael Baggot

On Monday April 4, the Department of Jurisprudence hosted a morning of study dedicated to “Neuroscience: Ethics and Law” at Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta (LUMSA). The event featured presentations from both UNESCO Chair Director Alberto García and UNESCO Chair Fellow Alberto Carrara. A flyer of the event can be read here.

After the presentations, García moderated a round table discussion on Neuroscience between Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, Chief Rabbi of the Hebrew community in Rome; Dr. Maria Angela Falà, President of Interreligious Dialogue of the Maitreya Foundation; Imam Yahya Sergio Yale Pallavicini, Director of Interreligious Dialogue for the Mosques of Rome.

20160404_120950LUMSA Law Professor Laura Palazzani introduced the morning of study. Since 2002, Palazzani has served on Italy’s National Committee of Bioethics. She is currently the organization’s Vice-President.

In December, García moderated an interreligious round table discussion on religious liberty with the same panel scheduled to meet again at the LUMSA. A summary of the stimulating dialogue and video footage of the exchange can be found online here.

Those interested in learning more about the UNESCO Chair’s commitment to exploring the world’s most relevant bioethical issues from a multicultural and interreligious perspective are welcome to read more about the upcoming workshop on “Bioethical Challenges in Neurogenomics from an Interreligious and Multicultural Perspective” November 14-16 at Houston’s renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center.

LUMSA April 4