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Updates on what’s happening at the Bioethics Institute


O’Malley Chair William Desmond to speak on Assisted Suicide

The LMU Bioethics Institute presents the Austin and Ann O’Malley Chair Lecture by world-renown philosopher and Visiting Austin and Ann O’Malley Chair William Desmond on the topic of “Chattel of the gods: Assisted Suicide and the Politics of Patience.” In June of 2016, the End of Life Option Act made it possible for California residents to avail themselves of […]


William Desmond at the Bioethics Institute as the Visiting Austin and Ann O’Malley Chair in Bioethics

William Desmond, a native of Ireland, is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and the Cook Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Villanova University.  For spring 2017, he will be the Visiting Austin and Ann O’Malley Chair at the Bioethics Institute. The work of Prof. Desmond is truly breathtaking, and addresses […]


Recap of the Bioethics Institute Symposium

On Monday night, students, faculty and staff gathered to listen to second year bioethics students read their research papers aloud. The topics were thought provoking and led to fascinating dialogue both during the symposium and at the reception after the event as well. Below are some photos of the students presenting their work.     […]