Life Sciences Events

Public Lectures

  • Human Evolution, Why Do Experts Disagree?
    4 May 2006
  • The Origin of Species: What Do We Really Know?
    20 April 2006
  • Chance or Necessity – Modeling Origins of Life
    26 Janaury 2006
  • The Assembly of Protocells
    1 December 2005
  • Synthetic Biology: Hardware, Software, and Wetware
    10 November 2005
  • Evolution of Biological Complexity
    20 October 2005
  • Genome Lineages and the Evolution of Life
    4 November 2004
  • Paradigm Shift?
    21 March 2004
  • What Ants and Bees Tell Us about Social Networks
    22 January 2004
  • Time to Abandon Darwin? The Challenge from Intelligent Design
    22 May 2003
  • Three Laws of Behavior Genetics and What They Mean
    10 April 2003
  • Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society
    12 November 2002
  • Neanderthals: Who were they, What happened to them, How are they related to us?
    10 October 2002
  • Evolution of the Extraordinary in Human Life
    28 May 2002
  • Ethical Issues Arising from the Study of the Human Genome
    07 March 2002
  • Food and Biotechnology: The Ethical Issues
    17 January 2002
  • The Cloning of Mammals: What are the Implications for Human Cloning
    25 November 2001
  • Science, Religion, and the Origin of Life
    13 September 2001
  • Evolution and the Quest for Purpose
    26 April 2001
  • Inheritable Genetic Modifications and its Ethical, Religious, and Policy Implications
    09 March 2001

AAAS Annual Meeting Symposia

  • Synthetic Biology and Public Perceptions: Communication and Engagement
    February 2013, Boston, MA
  • Beyond Evolution: Religious Questions in Science Classrooms
    February 2012, Vancouver, BC
  • Anti-Evolutionism in Europe: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid, or Not?
    February 2008, Boston, MA
  • Major Transformations in Evolution: The State of the Art and Public Understanding
    February 2007, San Francisco, CA
  • Supporting Evolution at the Grass-Roots: Building Better Bridges
    February 2007, San Francisco, CA
  • Constitutional Principles and Legal Strategies in the Creation and Evolution Debates
    February 2006, St. Louis, MO
  • The Challenge of Intelligent Design: New Science or Old Rhetoric?
    February 2004, Seattle, WA
  • Ethical, Social and Policy Implications of Studies of Human Genetic Variation: New Issues from the Human Genome Project
    February 2003, Denver, CO
  • Revolution and Evolution in Modern Human Origins: When, Where, and Why?
    February 2003, Denver, CO
  • New Light on the Scopes Trial
    February 2003, Denver, CO
  • Behavioral Genetics: What We Know, and How We Know It
    February 2002, Boston, MA
  • Rethinking the Role of Affiliation and Aggression in Primate Groups
    February 2002, Boston, MA
  • Social and Ethical Implications of Behavioral Genetics Research
    February 2002, Boston, MA
  • Ethical and Policy Implications of Synthesizing ‘Minimum Genomes’
    February 2001, San Francisco, CA
  • Participants in Antievolutionism: What is Changed / Unchanged 20 Years After McLean v. Arkansas
    February 2001, San Francisco, CA
  • Frontier Research: The Stem Cell Controversy
    February 2000, Washington, DC
  • Sociobiology at the New Millennium
    February 2000, Washington, DC
  • Human Germline Intervention: New Challenges
    February 2000, Washington, DC
  • Topics lecture: Sociobology Twenty-five Years Later - E. O. Wilson
    February 2000, Washington, DC
  • The Origins and Nature of Sociality among Nonhuman and Human Primates
    February 2000, Washington, DC
  • The History of Science and Religion Revisited
    January 1999, Anaheim, CA
  • Topical lecture – Why Is the Day 24 Hours? And, When Will the Millennium Begin? – Owen Gingerich
    January 1999, Anaheim, CA
  • Topical lecture – Darwin’s Devolution: Design Without a Designer - Francisco Ayala
    January 1999, Anaheim, CA
  • Biomedical Enhancement of Cognition
    Genetics, Media and Public Anxiety
    (double session)
    January 1999, Anaheim, CA
  • Topical lecture – Natural Conflict Resolution – Frans de Waal
    January 1999, Anaheim, CA
  • Alternative Medicine in a Scientific World
    February 1997, Seattle, WA

Conferences & Forums

  • Society of Christian Ethics/Society of Jewish Ethics Behavioral Genetics Workshop
    6-9 January 2005
  • Religious Community Consultation on the Teaching of Evolution in Public Schools
    2001
  • Genomics, Robotics and Nanotechnology
    February 2001
  • Kansas Teach-In on “Science, Teaching and the Search for Origins”
    14-15 April 2000
  • Kansas Religious Community Conversations on Evolution and Education
    1999
  • Epic of Evolution
    12-14 November 1997
  • Human Germline Interventions Forum
    24-25 September 1997
  • Forum on Cloning
    25 May 1997

Workshops

  • Behavioral Genetics
    2005
  • Theology, Education, and Public Policy Workshops (TEPP)
    12-13 January 2004
  • International Jewish Discourse Project on Religion and Ethics at the Frontier of Genetic Medicine
    27-29 July 2003
  • Genomics, Robotics, and Nanotechnology Seminar
    14-15 February 2001
  • Stem Cell Research Working Group
    1999-2000
  • Inheritable Genetic Modification Working Group
    1999
  • Genetic Patenting Dialogue
    1996-1997
  • Genetic Discrimination Working Group
    1996
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