7 Billion and You Lecture and Discussion Series: Ethics and the Seven Billion

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 19:00

What major ethical issues must we confront?

Living among seven billion human beings generates significant ethical questions for all of us.  We need to think about our procreative responsibilities and rights, and our duties to the other living beings on the planet. Do we have individual responsibilities to limit our reproduction?  Does society have the right to place legal or social barriers to procreation by its citizens?  What is the ethical significance of increases in human longevity?

Date(s): Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:00 pm

Location: SFU Vancouver, Harbour Centre (515 W Hastings), Room 1400

Admission: Free and open to anyone of any age, but please register* Register


* Space is limited, so arrive early. We’ll hold your seat until 15 minutes before the event begins.


Dr. Christine Overall, Professor of Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario


The David and Cecilia Ting Endowment, Lifelong Learning, SFU

The Human Evolutionary Studies Program, SFU

The faculties of Environment and Science, SFU


Email: csreg@sfu.ca