Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant

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Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: Open until filled.

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part-time re...

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A Lecture by Don Berwick,
Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2010-2011)

Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Conferences
2015-2016
Milstein East ABC
Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Special Lecture to Open ASLME’s 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference

Reception...

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The Future of Health Law and Policy:
The Petrie-Flom Center’s 10th Anniversary Conference Celebration

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The Petrie-Flom Center is celebrating its first decade and kicking off the next by looking at the f...

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Health Law Workshop: Michael Frakes

Monday, March 07, 2016 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2015-2016
Hauser Hall 105
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation: "The Effects of Medical Liability Immunities on Physician Behavior: Evidence from the...

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Therapeutic Misconception in ALS

Thursday, March 03, 2016 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 209
Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA

Event Description

Some subjects who participate in trials of novel therapies mistakenly believe th...

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The Limits to Consumerism in Healthcare:
A lecture by Mary Anne Bobinski

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Room 1010
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

It is often said that health care has moved from paternalism, in the form of “doctor knows be...

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Negotiating for Health:
The Role of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Conferences
2015-2016
Austin Hall, North Classroom
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Negotiation Law Review Presents its 21st Annual Symposium

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Canaries in the Coal Mine:
People with Disabilities and Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis

Monday, February 22, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Wasserstein Hall, Room B015
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

A lecture by Tom Shakespeare

About the Speaker

Tom Shakespeare is Senior Lecturer at Norwich...

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Johns Hopkins to Perform First H.I.V.-Positive Organ Transplants in U.S.

New York Times, February 10, 2016
by Daniel Victor

Johns Hopkins said it was set to perform the first kidney and liver transplants between H.I.V....

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Assisted Suicide Study Questions Its Use for Mentally Ill

New York Times, February 10, 2016
by Benedict Carey

A new study of doctor-assisted death for people with mental disorders raises questions about the pr...

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Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information

New York Times, February 10, 2016
by Erik Eckholm

[...] Many states are passing restrictions that could force abortion clinics to close, a tactic und...

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A Fix For Gender-Bias In Animal Research Could Help Humans

NPR, February 10, 2016
by Rae Ellen Bichell

[...] All in all, Clayton says, researchers are missing indicators early on about how differen...

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Drug Industry Launches Ad Campaign Aimed at Lawmakers:

Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2016
by Joseph Walker

[Article behind paywall. Harvard affiliates can access the Wall Street Journal via Hollis +.]

The...

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Global Tobacco Control as a Public Health and Human Rights Imperative

Monday, February 08, 2016 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Hauser 102
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Please join us for a talk by Professors Howard Kyongju Koh and Harold Hongju Koh regarding the batt...

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Exclusive: FDA preps crackdown on stem cell clinics peddling unproven treatments

STAT, February 8, 2016
by Usha Lee McFarland

LOS ANGELES — Federal regulators are preparing to crack down on scores of clinics a...

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Obama to request $1.8bn to fight Zika

BBC News, February 8, 2016

The Obama administration has said it will ask the US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergen...

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Insurer Obamacare Losses Reach Billions Of Dollars After Two Years

Forbes, February 7, 2016
by Bruce Japsen

[...] For insurers, the problem has largely been a major increase in medical expenses from the...

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Under Pressure, F.D.A. Adds Measures on Opioid Abuse

New York Times, February 4, 2016
by Sabrina Tavernise

Under pressure from Congress to take action amid a worsening opioid epidemic, the Food and Dru...

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French law forbids food waste by supermarkets:

Guardian (UK), February 4, 2016
by Angelique Chrisafis

France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away o...

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Expert Committee: FDA Should Allow Mitochondrial Replacement Trials Under Certain Conditions

Regulatory Affairs, February 3, 2016
by Zachary Brennan, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

Glenn Cohen, faculty director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, B...

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At House Hearing, Pharma Execs Expected To Argue Price Hikes Affect Hospitals, Not Patients

Kaiser Health News, February 4, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

But M...

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Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

Kaiser Health News, February 4, 2016
by Jay Hancock

Stung by losses under the federal health law, major insurers are seeking to sharply limit how polic...

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‘Suicide prevention app’ trial:

BBC News, February 4, 2016
by Michael Buchanan

Liverpool-based Merseycare and Stanford University have been in talks on how the technology could w...

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Blinding as a Solution to Bias:

Elsevier Academic Press, February 2016
by Christopher Robertson (Academic Fellow Alumnus) and Aaron Kesselheim, eds.

What information should jurors have during court proceedings to render a just decision? Should poli...

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NAM Releases Report on Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Bill of Health Blog, February 3, 2016
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the Part II post: 
 
My last post was a summary of the NAM’s Reco...
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Surge of Zika Virus Has Brazilians Re-examining Strict Abortion Laws

New York Times, February 3, 2016
by Simon Romero

RECIFE, Brazil — The surging medical reports of babies being born with unusually small heads...

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Babies With Genes From 3 People Could Be Ethical, Panel Says

NPR, February 3, 2016
by Rob Stein

Would it be ethical for scientists to try to create babies that have genetic material from three di...

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Health Law Workshop: Michelle M. Mello

Monday, February 01, 2016 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
2015-2016
Hauser Hall 105
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Presentation Title: "Reforming the Medical Liability System in New York: Outcomes of the New York S...

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Scientists get ‘gene editing’ go-ahead:

BBC News, February 1, 2016
by James Gallagher

It is the first time a country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it.

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$1 Billion Planned for Cancer ‘Moonshot’

New York Times, February 1, 2016
by Gardiner Harris

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced on Monday that it hoped to spend $1 billion t...

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Health Care Attacks Escalate As Candidates Make Final Push Before Caucuses

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Democ...

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California Pays Insurers Millions More For Hepatitis C Drugs

NPR, January 29, 2016
by Pauline Bartolone

Private health plans invoiced the state of California $387.5 million to cover high-cost hepatitis C...

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Key House Republican Dismisses Chances For Obama’s Plan To Offer Extra Medicaid Funding

Kaiser Health News, January 29, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Presi...

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California Voters Will Have Their Say On Drug Prices

Kaiser Health News, January 29, 2016
by Anna Gorman

California voters will weigh in this November on a high-stakes ballot proposition intende...

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Does it break the law to charge a lot for a cure?

The Incidental Economist Blog, January 28, 2016
by Nicolas Bagley, quoting Rachel E. Sachs (Academic Fellow)

From the article:

[...] Talk about sending the wrong signals about what sorts of drugs we value mo...

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Visiting Health/IP Law Professor

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Visiting Health/IP Law Professor
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Deadline: February 18, 2016

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law invites applications for a 2016-1...

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2 Abortion Foes Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Are Indicted

New York Times, January 25, 2016
by Manny Fernandez

HOUSTON — A grand jury here that was investigating accusations of misconduct against Pla...

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Ed Markey blocks vote on FDA chief over opiate approvals

Boston Globe, January 23, 2016
by Mark Arsenault

US Senator Edward Markey is using Senate rules to block the nomination of a proposed new leader of...

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When the Water Turned Brown

New York Times, January 23, 2016
by Abby Goodnough, Monica Davey, and Mitch Smith

[...] Nearly a year and a half after the city started using water from the long-polluted Flint...

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Democratic Candidates Debate ‘Single-Payer,’ But What Does That Mean?

Kaiser Health News, January 22, 2016
by Julie Rovner

Health care has emerged as one of the flash points in the Democratic presidential race.

Vermont Se...

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Kansas Court of Appeals Voids Restrictive 2015 Abortion Law

New York Times, January 22, 2016
by Erik Eckholm

In a split decision, the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday held that the state Constitution, like t...

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As Zika virus spreads, El Salvador asks women not to get pregnant until 2018

Washington Post, January 22, 2016
by Joshua Partlow

MEXICO CITY — The rapid spread of the Zika virus has prompted Latin American governments...

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Childhood Vaccination Rates Climb In California

NPR, January 21, 2016
by Lisa Aliferis

Maybe it was last January's big measles outbreak at Disneyland that scared more California pare...

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Pharma ‘cash call’ for new antibiotics

BBC News, January 21, 2016
by James Gallagher

More than 80 pharmaceutical companies have called on governments to develop new ways of paying them...

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Anti-Abortion Groups Join Battles Over Frozen Embryos

New York Times, January 19, 2016
by Tamar Lewin

[...] As scientific advances have made frozen embryos common, they have brought new complicati...

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Determining Whether A Marketplace Plan Covers Abortion Is Still Difficult

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016
by Michelle Andrews

As the third open enrollment period winds down on the health insurance marketplaces, one thing...

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Barbs Fly At Debate As Clinton, Sanders Battle Over Health Care

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

In t...

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Ryan Vows To Have Health Care Platform Ready For Republican Nominee

Kaiser Health News, January 19, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Hous...

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France drug trial:

BBC News, January 17, 2016

A man left brain-dead after an experimental drug trial in France has died, local media report.

He...

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What’s Being Done To Address The Country’s Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits

NPR, January 17, 2016

Across the country, tens of thousands of rape kits are sitting in police evidence rooms — wai...

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“FDA in the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion”:

MAGI, May 2, 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 AM
by Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On Monday, May 2, 2016, from 8:30 to 10:00am, Petrie-Flom Executive Director Holly Fernandez Lynch...

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Kentucky Governor’s Move To Disband Health Marketplace Raises Concerns

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

The...

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Obama Hopes To Entice Reluctant GOP States With Extended Medicaid Funding

Kaiser Health News, January 14, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Full...

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Giving healthy gay men HIV drugs ‘could help reverse epidemic’ (UK)

BBC News, January 14, 2016
by James Gallagher

Giving daily HIV drugs to healthy gay men has huge potential to help reverse the epidemic, say scie...

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Sexual assault costs Utah $4.8 billion annually; health department urges lawmakers to take action

Salt Lake Tribune, January 13, 2016
by Annie Knox

Rape is more than a public health or safety issue in Utah. It's also a financial one.

Sexual a...

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‘Moonshot’ to Cure Cancer, to Be Led by Biden, Relies on Outmoded View of Disease

New York Times, January 13, 2016
by Gina Kolata and Gardiner Harris

Last Friday a group of 15 cancer researchers cut short a meeting at theFood and Drug Admi...

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IRS: 1.4M Households Failed To Properly Account For Subsidies From Health Law

Kaiser Health News, January 11, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

Alth...

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Law on Ultrasounds Reignites Abortion Battle in North Carolina

New York Times, January 10, 2016
by Richard Fausset

RALEIGH, N.C. — A state law requiring that doctors who perform anabortion after the 16th...

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Chobani Ads Shift a Battle Out of the Yogurt Aisle and Into the Courts

New York Times, January 10, 2016
by Stephanie Strom

[...] “This campaign is fundamentally about choice — the choice between natural ingredi...

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Uncle Sam Just Told Us To Drink Water, Not Soda. You Might’ve Missed It.

NPR, January 9, 2016
by Maria Godoy

[...] Last year, as we reported, a coalition of nutrition scientists and public health ad...

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Symposium on “Ethical Risk Assessment in Biomedical Big Data”

Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in association with the Brocher Foundation., March 14-15, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Please register via the event website.

Description

In biomedical research, the analysis of large...

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Junior doctors strike to go ahead on 12 January (UK)

BBC News, January 8, 2016

Talks to resolve the junior doctors dispute will "not prevent" strike action on 12 January, concili...

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Republicans Send Symbolic Health Law Repeal To Obama

Kaiser Health News, January 7, 2016

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations.

The...

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Health Care Organizations and the Power of Procedure

The American Journal of Bioethics , Vol. 16, Issue 1, January 2016
by Emily A. Largent (Student Fellow Alumna)

From the article:

Rationing refers to “any explicit or implicit measures that allow people t...

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Under Gun Rules, F.B.I. Will Receive Health Data

New York Times, January 6, 2016
by Robert Pear

WASHINGTON — Responding to Republicans who have repeatedly tied gun violence to mental h...

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Medicaid May Soon Pay For Some Inpatient Addiction Treatment

NPR, January 6, 2016
by Ben Allen

For decades, if people on Medicaid wanted to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, they almo...

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Chipotle Is Subpoenaed in Criminal Inquiry Over Norovirus Outbreak

New York Times, January 6, 2016
by Rachel Abrams

Chipotle Mexican Grill said on Wednesday that it had been served a federal grand jury subpoena...

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Why Preventing Cancer Is Not the Priority in Drug Development

The Upshot, New York Times, December 28, 2015
by Austin Frakt, citing Ben Roin (former Academic Fellow and Faculty Co-Director)

From the article: 

Most people would agree that it would be better to prevent cancer, if...

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FDA Says Gay Men Can Give Blood — But Only If They Don’t Have Sex for a Year

VICE News, December 22, 2015
by VICE News Staff, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article:

[...] Harvard Law School bioethics and the law professor I. Glenn Cohen told VIC...

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FDA eases blood donation ban on gay men

CBS News, December 21, 2015
by Interview with I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The FDA is easing its restrictions on gay and bisexual men who want to make a blood donation. But t...

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Call for Papers: Human Enhancement and the Law

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Call for Papers: Human Enhancement and the Law
University of Oxford

Deadline: December 18, 2015

Conference Aims and Themes

The increasing production and use of what can broadly be categorised as...

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Call for Abstracts: UAMS Ethics Workshop

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Call for Abstracts: UAMS Ethics Workshop
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Deadline: January 29, 2016

Respect for autonomy is a central principle in medical ethics. Adults are presumed to have the abil...

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Brocher Foundation Residencies

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Brocher Foundation Residencies
The Brocher Foundation

Deadline: February 14, 2016

The Brocher Foundation offers visiting researchers the opportunity to come at the Brocher Cent...

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Euthanasia in Belgium:
The most recent legal developments and policy challenges

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Lectures and Panels
2015-2016
Conference Room, 1st floor
Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Ave. , Boston, MA

A lecture by Sigrid Sterckx, Professor of Ethics and Political and Social Philosophy, Ghe...

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