Bioethics Seminar



  • Yechiel Michael Barilan, MD, MA.

       Department of Medical Education Sackler Faculty of  Medicine


About the seminar:

The Seminar, led by Prof. Barilan, focuses on various bio-ethical matters, and meets every other week during the regular semesters. Each meeting focuses on core bio-ethical texts, papers or chapters and includes discussions and guest lectures. Topics over the years included: privacy, virtue ethics, utilitarianism, deontology, moral psychology, human dignity and human rights, Jewish Bioethics, clinical ethics, etc.



Every other week during the regular Semesters. The schedule will be decided for each semester and published to participants. 

Until further notice, meetings will be held virtually.  

Schedule for 2020-2021 (TBD) 



Past meetings with guests in  2018-2019 included: 

November 7 (Joseph Lehman, Ph.D. Candidate, Speech Hearing, and Understanding), 21 (Jeni Muginshtein-Simkovitch, Ph.D. Candidate, Gender-Related Differences and their Effect on Equality of Opportunity in the IDF)

December 5 (Maayan Sudai, The Evidence of Sex in The Age of Medical Jurisprudence), 

January 2, 9 (Prof. Sharona Hoffman, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Discrimination),

March 6 (Dr. Nimrod Kovner, Mandatory Vaccination, and Conscientious Objection)


Join us: 

by contacting Dr. Maya  Fisher




Bioethics research students, Faculty, Jurists, Philosophers, Health care professionals.

Y. Michael Barilan

Dr. Barilan's research subjects are Bioethics, Biolaw and Medical Humanities. His own personal interests encompass moral theory and the intersections among bioethics, social history and related normative domains, such as law and religion, especially Halakhah (Jewish religious law), and explores human rights law and international humanitarian law in the light of the contemporary ethical and meta-ethical discourse.

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel

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