Terrence J. Murphy Institute

for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy

Hot Topics: Cool Talk - "Green Thomism and GMO's"

David Andow, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Insect Ecology at the University of Minnesota, and Christopher Thompson, Academic Dean and Professor of Theology at the St. Paul School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, will discuss the environmental policies surrounding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) from theological and scientific perspectives. Co-sponsored with the Environmental Law Society at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Co-sponsored with the Environmental Law Society at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Room 235

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Minneapolis campus


Free and open to the public. Complimentary lunch provided for those who register online.


Approved for one standard Continuing Legal Education credit.

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David AndowDavid Andow, is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Insect Ecology at the University of Minnesota where he teaches courses in insect ecology and population ecology, ecological risk assessment in addition to numerous guest lectures.  His research interests include ecological risk assessment of biological stressors, science policy associated with GMO's, ecology of natural enemy food webs in agricultural crops, and the use of vegetational diversity in the conservation of natural enemies. He is the coordinator of the International Project on GMO Environmental Risk Assessme‌nt Methodologies (GMO ERA Project) and an International Delegate to the Brazilian Entomological Society FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization).                                   


Chris ThompsonChristopher Thompson, is the Academic Dean of Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he also teaches moral theology. Dr. Thompson has written on the subjects of moral theology, psychology, marriage and family, and the importance of the environment, and has a particular area of interest in the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Chapelstone Foundation, National Catholic Rural Life Association, and the International Catholic Rural Association as well as oversees a native prairie restoration project in central, western Wisconsin.



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Co-sponsored with UST Environmental Law Society