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"Perspectives on Death and Dying Symposium:

Dying Without Deity."

Institute for Science and Human Values (ISHV) symposium
 April 10-11, 2015

 Columbia University, New York City


 

SCHEDULE

 

Friday: April 10, 2015

 

5:40 Opening Reception

Cash Bar and Delightfully Delicious Hors d’oeuvres

 

6:40-7:00  Welcome - Toni Van Pelt


Robert Tapp - Symposium Chairman -“The Broad Range of Humanisms”

 

7:00-9:00 Opening Addresses: Toni Van Pelt - Moderator

 

“Do People Have the "Right to Die”?” - Ana Lita

 

"Stay" and the Secular Argument Against Suicide” - Jennifer Michael Hecht

 

“Body Not Soul: Encouraging Organ and Body Donation After Death” - Jamila Bey

 

Saturday: April 11, 2015

 

8:15 Arrival and Coffee

 

8:45-9:05  - Morning Remarks: Toni Van Pelt Moderator

 

“The Paul Kurtz Legacy” - Robert Tapp

 

“The Human Prospect: A Neohumanist Perspective” ISHV’s Journal- Charles Murn

 

9:05-11:35 - Humanist Community Panel: Somasundaram Ilangovan - Moderator

“Respect Beyond the Grave” - Margaret Downey

 

“Secular Patients Graciously Accept Second Class Status” - Joseph Beck

 

Coping styles of believers and nonbelievers and a role for secular humanist chaplaincy - Ralph Lewis

 

A Different Kind of Immortality - Anne Klaeysen

 

11:35-12:20 - Saroja Ilangovan Moderator

 

“Is Radical Life Extension Pseudoscientific Quackery, Medical Science, or a Moral Imperative?” - D.J. Grothe

 

12:20-12:35 - “ISHV Programs and Progress” Toni Van Pelt

 

12:35-1:35 - Lunch

 

1:35-3:35 - Legal Issues Around Death & Dying Panel: Marcia Cohen Moderator

 

“How religious hospital policies could affect your end-of-life choices” - Lois Uttley

 

Keeping Clergy Away:  Preventing Unwanted Religious Intrusion Through Advance Directives - Carol Ann Johnson and Debra Smietanski

 

3:35-4:20 - Stuart Jordan Moderator

 

“Why does the concept of suicide cause such outrage?” - Janis Landis, president elect of Final Exit

 

4:20-5:15 “Dying with Dignity: Lessons from Stoicism & Co.” - Massimo Pigliucci

 

5:15-6:00 Group Discussion - led by Robert Tapp and DJ Grothe

 

To Be Announced: Evening Gathering Social

All things subject to change at any time without notice.

© 2015 Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc.

 

 

© Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc.