Dunwody Distinguished Lecture To Examine Terrorism’s Impact on Personal Liberties

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – An internationally recognized scholar in law and public health will discuss in a March 28 presentation at the University of Florida Levin College of Law the conflict of individual versus public interests and rights in the event of a health emergency, including bioterrorism.

Professor Lawrence O. Gostin from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins universities will speak on “When Terrorism Threatens Health: How Far are Limitations on Personal and Economic Liberties Justified?”, in the 2003 Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law presented by the Florida Law Review at 10:30 a.m. in Holland Hall Auditorium.

Gostin is director of the Center for Law & Public Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown, and appointed by the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services to the advisory council of the Office of Aids Research, National Institutes of Health. In the wake of September 11th, he was appointed to draft the U.S. Emergency Health Powers Act to combat bioterrorism and other emerging health threats.

Gostin’s latest book is Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint, and he is law and ethics editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association. His J.D. degree is from Duke University, and he has studied at Oxford University and the University of London.

The annual Dunwody presentation is sponsored by Dunwody White & Landon, P.A.; Mershon Sawyer Johnston Dunwody & Cole; and U.S. Sugar Corporation in honor of Elliot Atwood Dunwody.

Additional information:

  • Law Review Editor-in-Chief Juan Diaz (review4@law.ufl.edu or 352.392.2148)
  • Photograph of Professor Gostin can be sent electronically. Call Communications Office (352.392.9586)

Published: March 19th, 2003

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