International Seminar: Dignity in Life and Death


Fri - Sat, Sep 25 to Sep 26, 9:15am - 12:30pm


Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

RCC is pleased to announce this International Seminar organized by Profs. Fernando Suárez Bilbao (Rector, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) and José María Puyol Montero (Professor of History of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Respect for human dignity at the end of life and the limits of power available to each person regarding their own existence have become major issues in the Western world. The aim of this international seminar is to bring new ideas to the contemporary debate on euthanasia and human dignity in life and death in Europe and America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. To do this it is necessary to analyze the philosophical principles and historical events that have helped shape the current views on euthanasia, particularly studying the cases of Belgium, Holland and the United States, as well as their treatment by public opinion in Western countries.

Sponsor(s): Real Colegio Complutense,Harvard Law School Abigail Adams Society.


You can read here the program of the event.

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