The Ethics of Making the Body Beautiful: Is Cosmetic Surgery Always a Good Thing?
79th Ave. North, Room 206
Is Cosmetic Surgery Always a Good Thing? Fifty-six percent of women and 43 percent of men are reported to be dissatisfied with their
overall physical appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic surgery procedures
performed in the United States and Canada has risen dramatically. Several types of plastic surgery have seen the most significant
increase. How should we evaluate this development from an ethical perspective? Does cosmetic surgery lead to higher self-esteem or
are there good reasons to be skeptical?
Current Ethical Issues in the Middle East
Samih Baalbaki, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Instructor at Coastal Carolina University
Johnson Auditorium, Wall Building, Room 116
Join Samih Baalbaki and a group of interested students and faculty members as they discuss contemporary political and ethical
developments in a rapidly changing Middle East. The discussions are designed to help students and community members think about
contemporary political and ethical issues in the Middle East in a larger historical and religious context.