What it Means to be Human

Jan 28, 2021
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This symposium is hosted by Sheil Catholic Ministries serving the Chicago Campus. This event is co-sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, the Catholic Physician’s Guild of Chicago, the Christian Legal Society, CMA Student Section at Feinberg School of Medicine, the St. Thomas More Society, and Catholics at Kellogg.


The First Annual Feeney Symposium

What it Means to Be Human
Followed by A Faith-Informed Professional Response by Northwestern Scholars


O. Carter Snead will propose a new paradigm for what it means to be human. Professor Snead is William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, Professor of Law, and Concurrent Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the principal bioethics advisory body to Pope Francis, and a Fellow of the Hastings Center.


This symposium engages three scholars from Northwestern’s professional schools in a response to O.Carter Snead’s new paradigm to public bioethics:

  • Dean Emeritus Daniel Rodriguez, Pritzker School of Law

  • Harry Kraemer, Kellogg School of Management

  • Mary Keen, MD, Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg Alumna, president, CMA Chicago

The panel will be moderated by Rita Gitchell. The symposium facilitator is Carol Leitch Miller Dotson.