Transhumanists imagine a new world of human possibility through biotechnological enhancement.  But what are the implications for disabled people and for bioethics?

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Dr. Melinda Hall, of Stetson University, will discuss “Transhumanism, Disability and Bioethics’ from 5-6 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium. Hall will present ideas from her forthcoming book, “The Bioethics of Enhancement: Transhumanism, Disability, and Biopolitics.” 

Then on Nov. 30, Tony Yamamoto will reflect on his career in medical ethics in a talk titled “Medical Ethics: Lessons Learned.” This discussion will be from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Engineering East Room 191.   

Tony Yamamoto was director of Social Services and interpreter services at Valley Children’s Hospital, as well as a lecturer at Fresno State and Fresno City College.  He worked on medical ethics at Valley Children’s and collaborated with medical ethics professionals working at hospitals across the Central Valley and the state. 

Fliers and further information are available on the Ethics Center website:

All events are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous support of the Leon S. Peters Foundation.