The prevention of illness and the treatment of disease in the 21st century require collaborative efforts between a variety of professionals, suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers and governments. The focus should be on the person, their well-being or illness. When selfish goals enter, that focus is lost. Governments provide financial support but with controls, regulations and restrictions. Governments are not always the most qualified guides because they are not workers in the field. We know that information is abundant, but wisdom is scarce. This seminar, sponsored and hosted by the UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Ethics and Morality, brings wisdom to the front.

"Medicine and Politics"

October 30, 2012    
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517


  • C. Ronald Koons, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Ethics Committee
  • Mahtab Jafari, Pharm.D. Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Terry A. Belmont, CEO, Associate VC for Medical Center Affairs
  • Graeme Boushey, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Ralph V. Clayman, M.D., Dean & Professor, Department of Urology
  • Alex Keena, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science
  • Lesley Lindgren, Senior Lead Attorney, Public Law Center, Santa Ana, CA
  • Keith Topper, Chair, Department of Political Science

Please RSVP by Oct 23, 2012  to Jayne Lee at 949-824-2566 or

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