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Eugenics in Bohemia and Moravia, 1915-1945, 2017


Scope and Contents

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE), in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a symposium titled Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics in October 2017. The event was part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, which celebrates both a famous Czech and the transatlantic ties between Czech and American cultures. LeRoy B. Walters, Professor Emeritus at the KIE and Georgetown University Philosophy Department, presented on “Eugenics in Bohemia and Moravia, 1915-1945.” Walters discussed the history and evolution of eugenics and the laws, theories, and societal impacts shaping the movement.


  • 2017


Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.


From the Collection: 11.5 Cubic Feet (in 21 boxes and 5 reels)

From the Collection: 2.65 Gigabytes (in 1 MP4 Video File)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Bioethics Research Library Archives Repository

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