William B. Hurlbut, M.D.

 

 

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 Courses and Seminars

 

 

Contents

* Education

* Recent Professional Activities

* Recent Publications

* Recent Academic Presentations

* Academic Course and Seminar Offerings

* Personal Interests

 

 

 

 

Education

 

1964-1968

Stanford University

Bachelor of Sciences in Biology

Graduated with Distinction and Departmental Honors

 

1968-1974            

Stanford University School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

 

1974-1977

Stanford University Postdoctoral Fellowship

Theology and Medical Ethics

Tutorial with Robert Hamerton-Kelly Ph.D., Dean of the Chapel, Stanford University

 

1977-1985

Independent Theological Studies

Tutorial with the Rev. Louis Bouyer of the Oratory, Institut Catholiqué, Paris

 

Recent Professional Activities

 

2002 - present

The President¹s Council on Bioethics

            Washington, D.C.

 

9/01-9/04

Chairman and Principal Investigator

            ³Becoming Human: Evolutionary Origins of Religious, Spiritual and Moral Awareness²

            Interdisciplinary Faculty Project

            Templeton Research Lectures Program

            Stanford University, California

 

10/00

Conference Co-chair

            ³Becoming Human: Evolutionary Origins of Religious, Spiritual and Moral Awareness²

            Stanford University, California

 

10/99

Conference Co-chair

            ³Empathy, Altruism and Agape²

            Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

 

11/98- present

Chemical and Biological Warfare Working Group

            Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

 

 

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Selected Recent and Forthcoming Publications

 

Books

 

S.G. Post, L.G. Underwood, J.P. Schloss, W.B. Hurlbut (eds.); Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Religion and Philosophy in Dialogue: Science Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue; New York: Oxford University Press: 2002

 

Hurlbut, W.B. and Durham, W.H. (eds.) Becoming Human: Evolutionary Origins of Spiritual, Religious and Moral Awareness; Conference Proceedings 2002-2004 (in preparation)

 

Hurlbut, W.B. and Durham, W.H. (eds.) Brain, Mind and Emergence; Conference Proceedings 2003 (in preparation)

 

Scholarly Articles, Book Chapters and Essays

 

Hurlbut, W.B. ³The Meaning of Nature: From Biography to Biology² The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology and Society; No. 3, Fall 2003, pp. 47-66

 

 ³Statement on Human Cloning² essay in Kass, L.R. (ed.) Human Cloning and Human Dignity: A Report by the President¹s Council on Bioethics; New York: PublicAffairs (Perseus Books Group), 2002

 

³Embodied, Embedded, and Evolved² chapter in Hurlbut, W.B. and Durham, W.H. (eds.) Brain, Mind and Emergence, Conference Proceedings (in preparation)

 

³Empathy, Evolution and Altruism² chapter in Post S.G., Underwood, L.G., Schloss, J.P., Hurlbut, W.B.  (eds.); Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy and Religion in Dialogue; New York: Oxford University Press: 2002

 

³On the Horizon in Biotechnology² chapter in Furton, E.J. (ed.) What is Man, Oh Lord? The Human Person in a Biotech Age: The Proceedings of the 18th Bishops Workshop, The National Catholic Bioethics Center; Boston: National Catholic Bioethics Center Press, 2002

                       

Hurlbut, W.B., Kalanathi, P. ³Evolutionary Theory and the Emergence of Moral Nature² Journal of Psychology and Theology; 2001, Vol.29, No.4, pp.330-339

                                               

Hurlbut, W.B. ³Mimesis and Empathy in Human Biology² Journal of Violence, Mimesis and Culture: A Publication of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion; Vol. 4: Spring 1997, pp.14-25.

 

Hurlbut, W.B. "Cloning for Biomedical Research," Impact of Science on Society; No.2, 2003: p. 5-9 (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

 

³From Biology to Biography: The Science of the Human Person² chapter in Blankenhorn, D., Benson, I.T. and O¹Hara, M. (eds.) Who are We?: Essays on the Nature of the Human Person (in press) 2004

Other Writings

 

Hurlbut, W.B. (ed.) Progress in Neurobiology Special Edition: Proceedings of Society for Neuroscience Roundtable, Ethical Issues in the Neurosciences 2004 (in preparation)

 

Contributions to Kass, L.R. (ed.) Biotechnology and Public Policy: A Report by the President¹s Council on Bioethics (in preparation) 2004

 

Contributions to Kass, L.R. (ed.) Monitoring Stem Cell Research: A Report by the President¹s Council on Bioethics; Pre-publication version released 2004

 

Hurlbut, W.B. ³Letter to the Editor: Terms of Engagement² Scientific American; November 2003, p. 14

 

Contributions to Kass, L.R. (ed.) Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness: A Report by the President¹s Council on Bioethics; New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2003.

 

Contributions to Kass, L.R. (ed.) Human Cloning and Human Dignity: A Report by the President¹s Council on Bioethics; New York: PublicAffairs (Perseus Books Group), 2002

 

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Recent Invited Academic Presentations

 

4/04                  ³Patenting Human Life: Clones, Chimeras and Biological Artifacts²

                        5th International Bioethical Conference, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

 

4/04                  ³Patenting Life²

Department of Philosophy Colloquia, University of San Francisco, CA

 

3/04                  ³Healing, Enhancement and the Meaning of Nature²

Medical Grand Rounds, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

 

3/04                  ³The Physician as Nature¹s Assistant²

                        Annual Myron Madden Memorial Lecture, East Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans, LA

 

3/04                  ³Patenting Human Life: Clones, Chimeras and Biological Artifacts²

The Judeo-Christian Lecture Series, the George Hitchings Terriberry Annual Memorial Lecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

 

3/04                  ³Biotechnology, Medicine and the Hippocratic Tradition²

Linn County Medical Society Annual Meeting, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

3/04                  ³Scientific Progress and Public Policy²

Stem Cell Research: New Legal and Medical Frontiers, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA

 

2/04                  ³Biology and Public Policy²

                        Brave New Law: Human Reproduction and Biotechnology

                        Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA

 

11/03                ³A Debate on Bioethics² with Gregory Stock, PhD (UCLA)

                        The Philanthropy Roundtable 2003 Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA

 

11/03                ³Beyond Therapy: Ethics and the Future of Biotechnology²

                        French-American Conference on Access to Pharmaceutical Innovation

                        French Ministry of Health, European Parliament; Strasbourg, France

 

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10/03                ³Cloning, Embryos and Ethics² (Keynote Speaker)

                        21st Century COE Program: Construction of Death and Life Studies; The University of Tokyo, Japan

 

10/03                ³Biology, Spirituality and the Meaning of Medicine²

                        Symposium on Life Science and the Crisis Facing Humanity

                        Awaji Yumebutai International Conference Center, Hyogo, Japan

 

10/03                ³Ethics and Emergence²

                        Reductionism and Emergence: Implications for the Science/Theology Dialogue; University of San Francisco, CA

 

9/03                  ³Should Human Cloning Be Banned?²

                        21st Century Talks; Division of Foresight, Philosophy and Human Sciences of UNESCO

                        United Nations, Paris, France

 

9/03                  ³Ethics and Scientific Progress²

                        The Face of the Future: Technosapiens?; The Center for Bioethics and Culture; Oakland, CA

 

7/03                  ³Stem Cells, Embryos and Ethics² and ³The Quest for Technological Transcendence²

                        National Conference on Medical Ethics; Cape Town, South Africa

 

5/03                  ³The Neurobiological Foundations of Human Moral Awareness²

                        Becoming Human: Evolutionary Origins of Spiritual, Religious and Moral Awareness, conference at Stanford University, CA

 

5/03                  ³Biotechnology and Public Policy²

                        Science Technology and Security Seminar; Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, CA

 

11/02                ³God, Nature and the Cloning Wars²

                        Northern California Association of Reproductive Biologists and Bay Area Reproductive Endocrinologists Annual Meeting; Berkeley, CA

 

9/02                  ³Biotechnology, Religious Faith and the Future of Humanity²

                        Science and Spirituality Along the Silk Road

                        UNESCO, Université Interdisciplinaire de Paris, Science and the Spiritual Quest; Almaty, Kazakhstan

 

8/02                  ³Biotechnology, Ethics and the Spiritual Traditions²

                        Science and the Three Monotheisms in the 21st Century: A New Partnership?

                        Science and the Spiritual Quest, Granada, Spain

 

8/02                  ³Cloning, Stem Cells and Public Policy²

Address to Members of Parliament; The Parliament of Australia, Canberra Australia

                       

8/02                  ³Cloning, Stem Cells and Ethics²

Conferences on Public Policy; Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia and Launceston, Tasmania

 

6/02                  ³Evolution and the Emergence of Moral Awareness²

                        International Conference on Faith and Reason: Convergence and Complementarity

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

 

6/02                  ³Judeo-Christian Theological Tradition and the Meaning of Nature²

                        Life on a Threatened Planet: Genetic Controversy and Environmental Ethics

                        The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences; University of California at Berkeley, CA

 

5/02                  ³Ethical Issues in Developing Life²

                        International Congress on Embryology, Therapy and Society; Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

4/02                  ³Ethical Issues in CNS Repair²

                        International Conference on Spinal Cord Injury

French Institute for Spinal Cord Research; Deauville, France

 

4/02                  ³Ethical Implications of Stem Cell Research² and ³The Promise and Peril of Genetic Medicine²

                        Panama University Medical Center: 50th Anniversary Conference; Panama City, Panama

 

3/02                  ³Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Technologies²

                        Archbishop Quinn Colloquium on Catholic Social Teaching; The Archdiocese of San Francisco, CA

 

3/02                  ³Beyond Therapy: A New Mandate for Medicine?²

                        Frank Cataldo Memorial Lecture; University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MA

 

11/01                Chair and Organizer: ³Ethical Issues in the Neurosciences²

                        Roundtable Plenary Session, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA

 

11/01                ³Medical Practice in the Age of Genomics²

                        Conference of the American Indian, Alaska Native Cancer Institute

Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center; Scottsdale, AZ

 

8/01                  ³Human Genome Research and its Implications for Indian/Indigenous Peoples²

                        Association of American Indian Physicians; Albuquerque, NM

 

5/01                  ³Bioethics in the Era of Functional Genomics²

                        Frontiers of Medicine: Human Genome-Human Being, Conference of the Scientific and Medical Network; Imperial College, London

 

5/01                  ³Evolution, Empathy and the Image of God²

                        What does it mean to be Human? Trinity Institute¹s 32nd National Conference, NY

 

4/01                  ³Shaping the Future: Biotechnology and Our Children²

                        Conference on Technology and Children; University of California at Berkeley, CA

                       

2/01                  ³On the Horizon in Biotechnology² (Keynote Address)

                        What is Man Oh Lord: the Human Person in a Biotech Age Catholic Bishops of North and South America; National Catholic Bioethics Center, Dallas, TX

 

10/00                ³Medicine in the Age of Biotechnology²

                        Address to the Ministers of Health of Latin America, Spain and Portugal; Panama City, Panama

 

10/00                ³Technologia Genetica y sus aplicaciones (Genetic Technologies and their Applications)²

                        Salud Actual: Realidades, Descubrimientos Y Perspectivas

                        Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud: Panama City, Panama

 

9/00                  ³Reimagining Human Nature: Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology and Spiritual Anthropology² Chair and panel member, Shaping Globalization Plenary session;

State of the World Forum, New York, NY

 

1999                 ³Empathy, Evolution and Altruism²

                        Empathy, Altruism and Agape: Perspectives on Love in Science and Religion

                        Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

 

1999                 ³Empathy, Evolution and Ethics²

                        A Century of Nobel Prizes: Science and Humanism

UNESCO and the Université Interdisciplinaire de Paris, France

 

1999                 Discussant, Genomic Studies on the International Space Station Workshop

                        NASA Astrobiology Institute: Ames Research Center, CA

                                               

1998                 Discussant, Ethical Issues in Astrobiology

                        NASA Astrobiology Roadmap Planning Workshop, Ames Research Center, CA

 

1997                 ³The Genetics of Human Appearance²

                        Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

1996                 ³Mimesis and Empathy in Human Biology²

                        Colloquium on Religion and Violence; Stanford University, CA

 

 

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Academic Courses and Seminar Offerings

 

1990-2004

Biology, Technology and Human Life

(formerly Adam 2000: Images of Human Life in the Age of Biomedical Technology)

            Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

 

1992-2004

Seminar in Biomedical Ethics

            Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

 

1994-2004

Ethical Issues in the Neurosciences

            Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

 

1997

Epidemics, Evolution and Ethics

            Seminar taught with Baruch Blumberg, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel Prize 1976.

            Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

 

1995-1996

Genes, Peoples and Languages

            Seminar in human genetic diversity taught with Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, M.D.

            Program in Human Biology, Stanford University

 

 Courses and Seminars
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Personal Interests

 

* Classical and Folk Guitar

* 19th Century American Landscape Painting

* Wilderness Backpacking and Snowshoeing

* International Travel

* Soccer: Former Stanford Varsity Soccer Team player

 

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