As one of fourteen Jewish communities across the nation chosen to receive the Scientists in Synagogues grant from the Sinai and Synapses organization, Tifereth Israel is bringing important conversations to Columbus in spring 2023.
This event has two parts, one on Friday and one on Saturday:
- Part 1: Science Then: Ethically Considering an Unethical Past
- Part 2: Science Now: The Rise and Fall…and Rise…of Eugenics
John P. Slattery, PhD
John P. Slattery is the Director of the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law at Duquesne University. An ethicist, theologian, and historian of science, Slattery works at the intersection of technology, science, religion, and racism. Slattery earned a B.S. in computer science from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in religious studies from Saint Paul School of Theology, and an interdisciplinary PhD in the history and philosophy of science and systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of numerous essays, as well as the 2019 Faith and Science at Notre Dame, the 2020 Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences, and a producer of the AAAS DoSER film series, ‘Science: The Wide Angle.” He is currently writing and publishing on the history of eugenics, the intersection of theology and technology, the historical intersections between science and race, and the role of race in historical discussions of theology and science.