Wednesday October 3, 2012

David H. Smith, senior scholar in theology and medical ethics and senior lecturer in political science at the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, will speak on the ethics of physician-assisted suicide at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, in Griffin Hall, room 3, on the Williams College campus.

The talk, titled "Physician-Assisted Suicide: Needed? Risky? Rare?" is intended to encourage public debate around the statewide ballot initiative on physician-assisted suicide. The proposed Death with Dignity Act, if passed this November, will legalize physician-assisted suicide in Massachusetts.

This event is co-sponsored by the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Philosophy, Department of Religion, and the Chaplains’ Office.