2012 Claremont International Jain Conference ►Presenter Abstracts

Posted: 05.10.2012
Updated on: 30.07.2015

Claremont Lincoln University

The 2012 Claremont International Jain Conference

Bioethics: Religious and Spiritual Approaches

August 24-25, 2012

Claremont Lincoln University, Mudd Auditorium
1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Following abstracts are available:


  • Ram Agarwal (University of Miami) - Hindu Bioethics in the Present Medical Context
  • Varsha Bhatt-Mehta (University of Michigan) - Ethical Dilemmas in Neonatal Medicine and Pharmacotherapy
  • Swasti Bhattacharyya (Buena Vista University) - Creative Wormen, Babies & Science: An Inter-Weaving of Culture, Religion & Bioethics
  • Dilip Bobra (Vascular Surgery Associates, Phoenix, AZ) - Living with Non-Violence
  • Whitny M. Braun (Claremont Graduate University) - Sallekhana: the Ethicality and Legality of Religious Suicide in the Jain Religious Community and the Ramifications of its Practice for Future Generations
  • Christopher Key Chapple (Loyola Marymount University) - The Bioethics of Death in Jainism
  • Predrag Cicovacki (College of the Holy Cross) - Reverence for Life versus Killing
  • Seth Clark (Claremont Graduate University) - Reincarnation and Near Death Experiences: Dealing with Death from a SGI Buddhist Perspective
  • Cromwell Crawford (University of Hawaii) - Can Religion contribute to Bioethics?
  • Brian J. Cummings (UC Irvine) - Stem Cell Therapies for Neurological Disorders: What is the Science, What is the Hype?
  • Brianne Donaldson (Claremont Lincoln University) - Why Animals Need Jainism to Differ with Science: A Jain Intervention in the Discourse of Bioethics
  • Elliot Dorff (American Jewish University) - Rachel said to Jacob,’Give Me Children or I Shall Die’ (Genesis 30:1)
  • Gary L. Francione (Rutgers University) - Jainism and Vivisection: The Problems of Moral Relativism, the Defense of Self/Others, and Consequentialist Analysis
  • Robert Hesse (President, Contemplative Network)Conscience and Consciousness: A Christian Perspective
  • James J. Hughes (Trinity College, CT) - How do we care for Future People?
  • Shugan C. Jain (Chairman, Jain Studies Program in India) - Bioethics: Traces and Foundations in Jainism
  • Subhash C. Jain (University of Iowa)Karma Doctrine and Bioethics
  • Thomas Peteet (Family Medicine Resident, Boston Medical Center)
    John Ray Peteet
    (Harvard Medical School)Signature Religious Virtues in Bioethics
  • Surendra Singh Pokharna (Former Scientist, Indian Space Research Organization)Exploration of General Systems Theory and Jain philosophy could provide new ways of looking at the field of Bioethics
  • Samaniji Dr. Chaitanya Pragya (Florida International University)Sallekhana and Euthanasia: A Question of Sanctity and Bioethics
  • Faisal Qazi (President, Medical Network Devoted to Service [MiNDS]) - The Degree of Certianity in Brian Death: Probability in Clinical and Islamic Legal Discourse
  • Harold Rabinowitz (Author of Religion in America) - Why Should a Jew Care what a Jain Believes? The Evolving Jewish Ethic of Human-Animal Relations
  • Nitin Shah (Loma Linda University) Religion of Humanity
  • Rita Sherma (Nalanda Confluence Institute) - Hindu Chaplaincy

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