The Paul Ramsey Award honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to the bioethics discussion and are actively engaged in society; facing the challenges of the 21st century, profoundly defending the dignity of humankind, and enthusiastically embracing ethical biotechnology for the human good. The Ramsey Award is given to those who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the field of bioethics.
Do you have someone in mind? Make your nominations today. Tell us why you think your nominee should receive this award and our Paul Ramsey Nomination Committee will consider your entry.
Nominations for the Ramsey Award close on October 15, 2010. The winner will be announced in late 2010.
- 2004: Edmund D. Pellegrino
- 2005: Germain Grisez
- 2006: John M. Finnis
- 2007: William E. May
- 2008: Albert S. Moraczewski
- 2009: Gilbert Meilaender
- 2010: Leon Kass
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.
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