Carter Snead, director of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, to give keynote address at 2013 National Right to Life Convention

by Michael O. Garvey

O. Carter Snead

Carter Snead, William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the keynote address at the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention in Dallas.

Snead’s address, “Created Equal: Our Duty to Protect Innocent Human Life,” will open the three-day conference at 10 a.m. Thursday (June 27) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. More than a thousand leaders of pro-life organizations are expected to attend.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2005, Snead specializes in the relationship between bioethics and the law. He is the former general counsel for the President’s Council on Bioethics, a White House advisory committee, and was the principal author of the council’s 2004 report on the regulation of new biotechnologies affecting assisted reproduction, human embryo research and genetics.

Established in 1999, the Center for Ethics and Culture investigates ethical issues and broader cultural concerns drawing on the intellectual resources of the Catholic tradition. It supports scholarly research in ethics as well as its dissemination in the classroom and beyond through lectures, conferences, film and literature series, awards, student formation programs and other initiatives.