Veritas Speakers Appearing at Stanford
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Am I More Than My Genes?: A Geneticist Explores Faith and the Search for Identity

Sponsored by:  Chi Alpha

May 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

About the Presenters
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Praveen Sethupathy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs a research laboratory focused on the genetics/genomics of complex human diseases. Praveen received his B.A. in Computer Science, his Ph.D. in Genomics and Computational Biology, and he continued his training as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Francis S. Collins at the National Institutes of Health. Praveen was recently selected by Genome Technology as one of the nation’s top 25 rising young investigators in genomics.

Past Veritas Forums held on Stanford University’s campus

In 2014, Stanford students hosted theologian NT Wright and Stanford philosopher Kenneth Taylor to address "The Well-Lived Life: An Atheist Philosopher and a Christian Theologian Discuss".

In 2013, Veritas Forum speaker MIT Physicist Ian Hutchinson, visited Stanford - exploring questions on faith and science at "Complements or Contradictions". 

In 2012, students at Stanford looked at how we should respond to poverty. Do we have an obligation to the poor when we're choosing things like our vocation, classes, and groceries? And if we do, how should that obligation change the way we make those decisions? Join Nathan GeorgeNishan de Mel, and Debbie Hall in a thoughtful discussion in "Making Money, Spending Money: What Do We Owe to the Poor?"

In 2011, Veritas Forum speaker and Oxford mathematician John Lennox visited Stanford in a discussion moderated by Ray F. Cowan, MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Throughout history, countless ideas have thrived only to be later supplanted.  What, if anything, is worth believing in? Come hear Dr. Lennox draw from his experiences with atheism and theism in Eastern Europe in "Axioms and Inferences: A Mathematician Thinks About Faith."