Dr. Michael Young, Rockefeller Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomes guests to Caspary Auditorium.
Dr. Michael Young, Rockefeller Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomes guests to Caspary Auditorium.

       

Nearly 300 guests gathered in Caspary Auditorium for the Parents & Science Spring Evening Program held at The Rockefeller University on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. The event, which was co-hosted by The Hastings Center, featured guest speaker Paul Bloom, Ph.D., the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University. Dr. Bloom’s presentation, entitled The Origins of Morality: How Biology and Culture Shape Us, explored whether morality is an innate human behavior or a socially learned trait. His findings have provided a nuanced understanding of human beings’ inherent sense of justice and the role that learning plays in shaping moral behavior and personality as children grow up. After Dr. Bloom’s presentation, the President and CEO of The Hastings Center, Mildred Z. Solomon, Ed.D., and Rockefeller University professor, Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., joined Dr. Bloom in an engaging panel discussion. Guests then participated in a lively question-and-answer session. A reception followed the program.

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
President
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership

Chairs

Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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