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European Summer Academy on Bioethics invites Loyola president to lecture

Loyola press release - July 25, 2007


(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans President, Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., will give a lecture at the 6th International and Interdisciplinary European Summer Academy on Bioethics. The conference is being held at the Heinrich Pesch Haus, a Jesuit Center for Applied Ethics in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany from August 11 - 24. Fr. Wildes will present his lecture entitled “Justice, Social Responsibility and Bioethics in a Pluralistic World: Concepts and Approaches by Christian Philosophy” to 70 undergraduate, graduate and medical students from 20 countries.

Fr. Wildes entered the Society of Jesus in 1976 and was ordained a priest in 1986. His passion for academics led him to earn advanced degrees in theology and philosophy. He received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 1993, and his dissertation was on the foundations of bioethics, a subject in which he has become an expert.

Due to his extensive knowledge of bioethics and public policy, Wildes has delivered a number of invited lectures and presented papers at places such as Tulane Medical School and LSU Medical School, and he has given grand rounds at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. He also has authored the book Moral Acquaintances: Methodology in Bioethics published by the University of Notre Dame Press (2000), is the editor or co-editor of four books, and continues to serve on the editorial boards of a number of journals and book series. He is also currently developing a new book on organizational ethics in health care.