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Presidential Commission on Bioethical Issues Professor Anita Allen

Thursday, October 27

Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Professor Anita Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Penn Law will speak at the law school at noon, on October 27. Her lecture, "Unpopular Privacy," will be sponsored by the UC Davis School of Law and the UC Davis Health System Bioethics Program.

Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for her scholarship about legal philosophy, women's rights, and race relations. In 2010 she was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Her books include Everyday Ethics: Opinion-Writing about the Things that Matter Most (2010); Unpopular Privacies (forthcoming Oxford); Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2007); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn't Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1988).

She co-edited (with Milton Regan) Debating Democracy's Discontent (Oxford, 1998). Allen writes for popular magazines and blogs, and has frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs.

MCLE will be available.

Lunch will be served.

Kindly RSVP by Monday, October 24 to reserve your seat. Click HERE to RSVP.

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