918Dec 14, 2012
Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
Two scholars at the American Enterprise Institute discussed Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln.” They also talked about the former president’s Gettysburg Address and answered ...
503Feb 17, 2012
First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency
To mark George Washington’s birthday, the American Enterprise Institute hosted a gathering of political thinkers to consider the presidency and legacy of our nation’s first chief ...
1,027May 11, 2011
Immigration and American Identity
Panelists talked about American identity, focusing on an 1894 speech by Theodore Roosevelt on the subject and its relation to contemporary culture.
This was part of the 2011 Bradley Symposium ...
605Jan 11, 2010
The Case for Capitalism
Yuval Levin delivered remarks on capitalism and the role of government in regulating the economy. Among the topics he addressed were government responses to the economic recession and financial ...
38Jul 18, 2006
Stem Cell Research
Mr. Kass and Ms. Bok talked about stem cell research and legislation to expand federal funding for the research. The two ethicists represented opposite sides of the debate on ...
80Aug 4, 2005
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Dr. Kass talked about embryonic stem sell research, focusing on scientific issues and values, ethical considerations in both conducting and funding the research, and political opinions and ...
94Mar 21, 2005
Dilemmas of Bioethics
Dr. Kass, Chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, delivered a lecture, titled “Science, Politics, and the Dilemmas of Bioethics.” Among the issues he addressed were ...
381Apr 15, 2004
Book Discussion on Gay Marriage
Mr. Rauch discussed his book, Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, with several American Enterprise Institute scholars. In the book, ...
22Apr 5, 2004
Dr. Kass talked about a report by the President’s Council on Bioethics on reproductive techniques and guidelines for assisted reproductive procedures. He also responded to viewer ...
77Jan 1, 2003
Dr. Kass talked about ethical issues involving human cloning and recent news of the first human reproductive clone by a private organization. He also responded to viewer comments and ...
43Oct 29, 2002
Human Cloning Report
Participants talked about a report issued by the President’s Council on Bioethics. Among the topics they addressed were the ethics of human cloning, uses of cloning for biomedical ...
118Oct 25, 2002
Book Discussion on Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity
Professor Leon Kass discussed his book Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, published by Encounter Books. According to Dr. Kass, modern biomedical ...
80Jul 11, 2002
Report to the President on Human Cloning
Mr. Kass presented and summarized some of the debate found in the council’s report on human cloning. Among the issues that the report examined were reproductive and therapeutic ...
49Jul 11, 2002
Patenting Human Organs
Council members talked about human cloning and bio ethics, concentrating on the ethical questions surrounding granting patents for medical and scientific research and techniques using cloning ...
67Jul 11, 2002
Genetic Enhancement in Sports
As part of a day-long conference on bioethics and human cloning, Doctor Friedman talked to council members about genetic engineering and its potential use in sports. Following his remarks they ...
16Jan 23, 2002
Mr. Kass talked about his role in advising President Bush on cloning and stem cell research. The new President’s Council on Bioethics is made up of 17 philosophers, medical experts ...
125Dec 11, 1998
Book Discussion on The Ethics of Human Cloning
Mr. Kass and Mr. Wilson talked about their book, The Ethics of Human Cloning, published by AEI Press. The book is about the ethical debate over human ...
103Apr 29, 1996
Assisted Suicide Issues
Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal professionals and caregivers concerning the advisability and constitutionality of assisted suicide and how it would change the ...