Hesburgh Forum

Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought a taste of Notre Dame’s academic excellence to alumni and their local communities.  The lectures have perpetuated the example of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., as a lifelong learner.

O. Carter Snead

The Role of Science in Making Law and Policy: The Case of Public Bioethics

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Luxbar, 18 E Bellevue Pl, Second Floor

Register below for free admission to the Lecture, $20 suggested donation for the Reception

Professor, Law; Concurrent Professor, Political Science

William P. and Hazel B. White Director, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture

Professor Snead is one of the world’s leading experts on public bioethics (the governance of science, medicine, and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods). He was General Counsel to President Bush’s Council on Bioethics; testifies regularly as an expert before federal courts, Congress, and state legislatures; and advises Pope Francis on bioethical issues as a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Join us on February 20th at Luxbar for the lecture and a reception!

Past Guest Speakers


Scott Malpass – Vice President and chief investment officer at Notre Dame

Jim Sullivan – Associate Professor of Economics; Co-Founder of The Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO)


Jenny Scanlon – CEO and President of USG Corporation

Dolly Duffy – Executive Director, Notre Dame Alumni Association