Grayson Lecture

Southern Illinois University



Grayson Lecture

Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture Series

The Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture Series began in 1996 and is named for a member of the Garwin family. The Garwin family and the Garwin Family Foundation are longtime supporters of health law programs and activities at the SIU School of Law.

Dr. Arthur Grayson was a general surgeon in Los Angeles until his death in 1990. He was a member of many surgical and philanthropic societies.

Past Programs

2013 Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture

"Rights, Humans, and 21st Century Technologies:
The Making of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights"

presented by Nigel Cameron

Wednesday, September 25, at 5 p.m., School of Law Courtroom

Nigel Cameron is founder and president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies ( in Washington, DC, a nonpartisan think-tank on technology’s long-term impacts. He was previously an Associate Dean and Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Dr. Cameron’s work spans the academy and engagement in public policy. He has served as an adviser on United States diplomatic delegations to the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO meetings, was a U.S. Government nominee to the UN Human Rights Council position of special rapporteur for the right to health, and was recently re-appointed by then-secretary Clinton to be a Commissioner of the United States National Commission for UNESCO, where he chairs the Committee on Social and Human Sciences.