We’re excited to introduce and welcome Pablo de Lora to our blogging community as an occasional contributor.
Pablo teaches Legal Philosophy at the Law School of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Bioethics at the Stanford University Program in Madrid. He received his Ph.D in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and after his initial research on some philosophical aspects of constitutional law and human rights, has written extensively on animal rights and bioethics. His book Justice for Animals (Justicia para los animales, Madrid, 2003) received the Fundación Grífols i Lucas prize for the best book in Bioethics written in Spanish in 2003. In 2010 he testified as an expert at the Catalonian Parliament during the debate about the banning of bullfighting. He has been guest professor in several Latin-American Universities (México, Colombia, Perú, Argentina and Bolivia) and has been visiting researcher at Syracuse University, NYU and Oxford.
Pablo de Lora spent last academic year as a visiting professor in the Program of Ethics and Public Health at the Division of Medical Ethics (Harvard). He is currently working on a paper on medical brain drain along with Luara Ferracioli.
His most recent papers in English are:
- Transplantation and the Trolley Case: Why Not Confiscate Cadaveric Organs?
- In Cord Blood: Are the Stem Cells from the Umbilical Cord Private Property?
- The Value of Virginity and the Value of the Law: generality, neutrality and the accommodation of multiculturalism in health care
- Dignifying Death and the Morality of Elective Ventilation (with Alicia Pérez Blanco)