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Our Bioethics Institute offers a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum with a commitment to social justice. The master of arts degree invites systematic reflection on contemporary issues in health care and research ethics, leveraging multidisciplinary perspectives. As part of the Institute’s annual programming, the Bioethics Lecture presents speakers who address current and compelling topics.

In support of our campus commitment to ethical and public discussion of immigration issues that impact LMU and the communities that surround us, the Bioethics Institute will host a lecture by Michael A. Rodriguez, professor and vice chair in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, and co-director of the Center of Expertise on Migration and Health.

His areas of expertise include ethnic/racial health disparities, immigration, food insecurity, violence prevention, and the development of research capacity in low- and middle-income countries.

Cecilia González-Andrieu, associate professor of theological studies at LMU, will also offer her perspective on the issue. A scholar-activist, González-Andrieu co-chairs the LMU Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative, is a member of the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a co-founder of LMU’s Viernes por la tarde Latino issues working group, and a mentor to the Social Justice Scholars community.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Roski Hall

Hosted by the LMU Bioethics Institute

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