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Philosopher Bernie Gert to speak on campus

Renowned bioethicist and philosopher Bernie Gert will come to the College for several speaking events Oct. 18 and 19.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m., Gert will speak about “On Pain and Pleasure” at Golub House. On the following day, a bioethics breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Bioethics Center at Union Graduate College. The event is titled “Honored Advance Directives: The Conscientious Clinician’s Dilemma.” The concluding event will be held from 12:50 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. in Everest Lounge. Gert will speak on “Darwin on Emotions in Animals and Man.”

Gert, a Dartmouth College faculty member, is widely known for speaking on profound issues in accessible language. He is also known for formulating a theory of common morality through 10 moral rules.

Faculty, administrators, staff and students are welcome at all three events, free of charge. For additional information, email Amy Bloom at

The programs are sponsored by the Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College, Union’s Ethics Across the Curriculum Program and the Philosophy Department.