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Health law scholar to deliver this year’s Sibley Lecture

The School of Law’s 104th Sibley Lecture, entitled “Presidential DNA and the Public’s Right to Know the (Future) Health of Its Leader,” will be delivered by George J. Annas, Utley Professor at Boston University. The lecture will be held Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the law school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. It is free and open to the public.

Specializing in health law and bioethics, Annas has authored or edited 17 books, most recently Public Health Law and American Bioethics: Crossing Human Rights and Health Law Boundaries. He also has written regular features for the Hastings Center Report, the American Journal of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine.

“The law school is privileged to host such a respected legal scholar as George Annas,” said Paul M. Kurtz, associate dean of the law school. “His insights on the American public’s right to know the health of its chief executive should prove especially relevant in this presidential election year.”

Established in 1964 by the Charles Loridans Foundation of Atlanta, the Sibley Lecture Series honors the late John A. Sibley, a 1911 graduate of UGA’s School of Law and hosts renowned legal academics.