Join us for a special and timely discussion with Chief Kathleen O'Toole, in conversation with Danielle Allen, on a range of topics such as codes of conduct for policing, core values of the profession, transparency and fairness in investigations of misconduct, and police reform efforts and challenges.
Title: “In Pursuit of Solidarity in the Age of Trump”
The 2016 election revealed deep divisions in our country, and a widespread alienation from our governing institutions. But it also suggested a growing desire for solidarity and unity. That desire can easily point in dangerous directions, in different ways on the Left and the Right, yet properly harnessed it might also point the way toward an era of political renewal. How can we distinguish the peril from the promise?
For over 35 years, the “14-Day Rule,” prohibiting in vitro experimentation on embryos beyond 14 days, has stood as an ethical line in the sand for embryo research around the world. Throughout the arc of the rule’s existence it has not been questioned, as scientists have been unable to grow embryos in vitro either up to, or beyond, 14 days; a practical limitation that served as a backstop to the ethical rule. However, in May of this year, labs in the U.S. and the U.K. were the first to report being able to sustain human embryos in vitro for up to 13 days.
Geological Museum Lecture Hall, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Is eating meat healthy or ethical? Watch the debate and decide for yourself!
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods, and Bruce Friedrich, Executive Director of The Good Food Institute, will debate together on the resolution, "Eating Meat is Neither Ethical Nor Healthy.” Bruce and John will take the affirmative and two Harvard debaters – Dhruva Bhat (2017), and Danny DuBois (2018) – will argue the negative. The event will be followed by a Q&A with John and Bruce.