Francis Fukuyama Tocqueville Furman University Francis Fukuyama

"Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution"

Francis Fukuyama is Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of the SAIS International Development program, and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. His many books include The End of History and the Last Man (1992) and Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (2002).


Leon R. Kass Furman University Leon R. Kass

"For Love of the Game: Biotechnology and the Adulteration of American Sport"

Leon R. Kass, M.D., Ph.D., is the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and Hertog Fellow in Social Thought at the American Enterprise Institute. He was chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2002 to 2005. He has written widely on the moral questions raised by modern science, including his 1984 book Toward a More Natural Science: Biology and Human Affairs and in (2002), Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity. His latest book, The Beginning of Wisdom, is a commentary on the Book of Genesis.


Virginia Postrel Tocqueville Furman University Virginia Postrel

"Biotechnology and the Self-made Man: Beyond Horror and Glamour"

Virginia Postrel is contributing editor to the Atlantic Monthly, and former editor of Reason magazine. Her columns have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. She donated a kidney to a friend in 2006, and speaks frequently on the subject. She has written two books, The Future and Its Enemies (1998) and The Substance of Style (2004).

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