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2013 Commencement Speaker Announced

April 30, 2013

 

Union Graduate College has announced that Arthur Caplan, PhD, will be this year's commencement speaker on June 15th at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady.

Dr. Caplan is professor and head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center is one of the world’s leading voices on bioethics and is frequently seen in the news, discussing issues such as human cloning and drug testing.

Named USA Today’s person of the year in 2001, Dr. Caplan was described as one of the ten most influential people in science by Discover magazine in 2008, one of the 50 most influential people in American health care by Modern Health Care magazine, one of the ten most influential people in America in biotechnology by the National Journal, and one of the ten most influential people in the ethics of biotechnology by the editors of Nature Biotechnology.

Dr. Caplan writes a regular column on bioethics for NBC.com, is a monthly commentator on bioethics and health care issues for WebMD/Medscape and frequently appears in national and international media to discuss bioethics issues.




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