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The Board of Directors of


cordially invites you to

The Tenth Annual Paul Ramsey Award Dinner


David Solomon
2013 Paul Ramsey Award Recipient

presented by

Gilbert Meilaender

with keynote address

‘Cheer Up, for the Worst Is Yet to Come’
by Jonah Goldberg
Editor-at-Large, National Review Online


Saturday, April 13, 2013
reception at 6:00 pm — dinner at 6:30 pm


Diablo Country Club
Diablo, CA

RSVP by March 18, 2013

Limited Seating
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Paul Ramsey Award Dinner

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Saturday, April 13
Reception at 6 pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm
Diablo Country Club
Diablo, CA

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Who Was Paul Ramsey?

Paul Ramsey (1913–1988) is regarded by many as one of the most important ethicists of the twentieth century. He served as Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion, Princeton University and was a distinguished and prolific writer on bioethics during the advent of the field in the early 1960s. Ramsey’s commitment to the sanctity and dignity of human life has shone with clarity and brightness as a beacon in the general darkness of academic bioethics for the past fifty years.

What is the Paul Ramsey Award?

The Paul Ramsey Award is presented by the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network to those who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the field of bioethics by equipping our society to face the challenges of the twenty-first century, defending the dignity of humankind, and embracing ethical biotechnology for the human good. Past recipients include Edmund D. Pellegrino, Gilbert Meilaender, Leon R. Kass, and Mary Ann Glendon.

The 2013 Paul Ramsey Award Recipient: David Solomon

The Center for Bioethics and Culture and the Paul Ramsey Nominating Committee are pleased to announce Professor David Solomon, Ph.D. as the recipient of the 2013 Paul Ramsey Award for Excellence in Bioethics. Dr. Solomon is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and was founding director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, serving in that capacity from 1998-2012.

Paul Ramsey Nominating Committee member Dr. Gilbert Meilaender said of Dr. Solomon:

Excellence in bioethics may be displayed in a variety of ways—through one’s writing, through one’s teaching, through development of institutions that bring ideas to a wider audience, through a firm public stand in support of the equal dignity of every human being. In each of these ways, as it happens, David Solomon has—always with good humor—made distinguished contributions to clarity and honesty in bioethics. He is surely a very deserving recipient of the 2013 Ramsey Award.

Keynote Speaker: Jonah Goldberg

A bestselling author and columnist, Jonah Goldberg’s nationally syndicated column appears regularly in scores of newspapers across the United States. He is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a member of the board of contributors to USA Today, a contributor to Fox News, a contributing editor to National Review, and the founding editor of National Review Online. He was named by the Atlantic magazine as one of the top 50 political commentators in America. He is the recipient of the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Tyranny of Clichés and Liberal Fascism.