Evening Conversation with Praveen Sethupathy

Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington , DC 20045

An Evening Conversation with Praveen Sethupathy

Genes, Self, and Soul

We hope you will join us on Monday, June 26th for an Evening Conversation with Dr. Praveen Sethupathy on "Genes, Self, and Soul."

During this discussion with Dr. Sethupathy, we will examine the study of genetics and its spiritual insights, which can help us better understand both ourselves and our Creator. 

Dr. Praveen Sethupathy, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Cornell University, where he directs a research laboratory focused on genomics, metabolism, and diseases such as diabetes. Sethupathy received his B.A. in Computer Science from Cornell University, was awarded his Ph.D. in Genomics and Computational Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and continued his training in Functional Genomics and Gene Regulation as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Francis Collins at the National Institutes of Health. Before moving back to Cornell, Dr. Sethupathy was a faculty member in Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published over seventy research articles and has reviewed manuscripts for over thirty journals. Recent honors include a faculty merit award for outstanding teaching and mentoring. Dr. Sethupathy is a regular speaker for the Veritas Forum and BioLogos Voices Program on topics related to science and faith. He has also served in an advisory capacity for the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion, and is on the Board of Directors for the BioLogos Foundation.

Responding to Sethupathy is Dr. Richard Middleton, a professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, NY. He served as past president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association and was recently appointed as a Theology Fellow for BioLogos. He is the author of A New Heaven and a New Earth and The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis One. He is also the coauthor of Truth is Stranger Than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age and The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View. Born and raised in Jamaica, Middleton did his B.Th. at the Jamaica Theological Seminary (Kingston), and holds an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Guelph (Canada) and a Ph.D. in theology from the Free University in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

This event is the second in our four-part Evening Conversation series on "Discovery and Doxology," which is made possible through the support of a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust. The "Discovery and Doxology" series features renowned scientists, philosophers, and theologians in conversation on the ways that scientific discovery and spiritual knowledge are complementary and together contribute to a greater sense of wonder and worship.

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