Professor Snead Lectures on “Cognitive Neuroscience and the Future of Punishment”

Author: Susan Good

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Professor O. Carter Snead will deliver a lecture at Vanderbilt University Law School March 13 on scientists’ use of neuroimaging research as a basis for transforming capital sentencing.

The event is co-sponsored by The Hyatt Fund, the Vanderbilt Law and Behavioral Biology Speaker Series, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Interdepartmental Group on Law and Neuroscience, and the Vanderbilt Department of Psychology.

Professor Snead researches in the area of public bioethics, the governance of science, medicine and biotechnology in the name of ethical goods. His scholarly works have explored issues relating to neuroethics, enhancement, stem cell research, abortion and end-of-life decision making.

In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Professor Snead has provided advice on the legal and public policy dimensions of bioethical questions to officials in all three branches of the U.S. government, and in several intergovernmental fora.

More information about his Vanderbilt lecture is available on the Vanderbilt University Law School website.

More information about Professor Snead is available on his NDLS faculty page.