Every year we gather to honor the works of the late great Paul Ramsey. Paul Ramsey is regarded by many as one of the most important ethicists of the twentieth century. He was a distinguished writer on bioethics a generation ago, and served as Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion, Princeton University. Ramsey shines as an almost lone beacon in the general darkness of academic bioethics, since his commitment to the sanctity and dignity of human life was paramount.

Recipients of the Paul Ramsey Award demonstrate exemplary achievement in the field of bioethics by actively equipping our society to face the challenges of the 21st century, profoundly defending the dignity of humankind, and enthusiastically embracing ethical biotechnology for the human good.

Past Recipients:
2004: Edmund D. Pellegrino
2005: Germain Grisez
2006: John M. Finnis
2007: William E. May
2008: Albert S. Moraczewski
2009: Gilbert Meilaender

In 2010, as the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, celebrates turning 10, we are delighted to honor Dr. Leon Kass as this year’s recipient.  Dr. William Hurlbut, who serves on the Paul Ramsey nominating committee said, “Leon Kass is an extraordinarily constructive and courageous voice in bioethics — a treasure to our civilization. He is the intellectual epicenter of American bioethics.”

The 2010 Paul Ramsey Award Dinner will take place Friday, March 19, 2010 at the San Francisco, CA Olympic Club – Lakeside.  RSVP deadline is March 5, 2010. Space is very limited so reserve your seat or table today.

Organizational Sponsors Include:
Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity
Life Legal Defense Foundation
Respect Life Program – Archdiocese of San Francisco