O. Carter Snead Selected as Spring Speaker for Interregnum XVI

The King's College is pleased to announce the speaker for the Interregnum XVI Spring Evening Lecture, Professor O. Carter Snead from the University of Notre Dame.

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The King’s College is pleased to announce that Professor O. Carter Snead will serve as the speaker for the Interregnum XVI Spring Evening Lecture on April 1, 2020.

Snead serves Professor of Law, Concurrent Professor of Political Science, and the William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in public bioethics. His research explores issues such as neuroethics, stem cell research, and abortion. He has published over 40 articles, book chapters, and essays. From 2002 to 2005, he served as general counsel to The President’s Council on Bioethics, and in 2005 he led the U.S. delegation to UNESCO during negotiations on the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights. Professor Snead received his J.D. from Georgetown University and his B.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.

In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Snead has provided advice on the legal and public policy dimensions of bioethical questions to officials in all three branches of the U.S. government, and in several intergovernmental fora. Prior to joining the law faculty at Notre Dame, Snead served as general counsel to the President’s Council on Bioethics (chaired by Dr. Leon R. Kass).

Abby Smith, the Interregnum Chair said, “We picked Professor Snead because of his expertise in the fields of bioethics and law, but also his wide breadth of knowledge of theology, literature, philosophy, etc. In addition to his studies, he’s also an influential public figure, having served in the White House and on a delegation to the UN. He exemplifies the kind of careful thought combined with dedicated action that we want to encourage in the student body. And, of course, he’s extremely qualified to speak on the theme of Progress in a way that enhances our conversation here at King’s.”

Snead’s lecture will take place on April 1st at 6:30 PM.

Update March 19, 2020: As a precautionary measure, our campus is operating remotely from March 11 through May 8 due to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New York City. As a result, Interregnum is shifting to a remote experience. More details to come.

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