Two Bioethics Seminars Monday September 29, 2014

Negotiating Moral Value:
A Story of Danish Research Monkeys


Monday, September 29, 2014
10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Deering Hall
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Lower Level Conference Room
1809 Ashland Ave, Baltimore, MDOpen to All


Lene Koch, PhD
Professor of Sociology &
History of Medicine,
Department of Public Health,
University of Copenhagen
Food Security and the Small Farmer
The politics and ethics of voice and choice

Governments and social movements often hold
divergent views on the future of smallholder
agriculture and its role in feeding the world.
But both embody approaches which raise a
common ethical concern—how much say do
the farmers themselves have in deciding their
futures? And what defines/constrains their
choices? This presentation will argue that for
charting pathways to global food security that
are ethically defendable and environmentally
sustainable, we will need to create conditions
and institutions that respect individual freedoms
when defining collective responsibilities. At the
same time, the reverse question is also important:
what pathways will help individual choices converge
towards environmentally sustainable agriculture?

Monday, September 29, 2014
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Deering Hall
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Lower Level Conference Room
1809 Ashland Ave, Baltimore MD
Open to All  |  Space is limited Please RSVP:Bioethics@jhu.eduA video recording of the seminar will also be available on the Berman Institute’s YouTube Channel


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Bina Agarwal, PhD
Professor of Development Economics and Environment
Universities of Manchester and Delhi