Join a trio of University of Oregon scientists for De-extinction: Engineering, Ecosystems, and Ethics, a three-part conversation about bringing extinct species back to life. 

Each session will be paired with a brief reading to be completed by the participants ahead of time. We ask that participants commit to attending all three sessions. 




This program is made possible with support from the University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics



Thursday, April 1 | 6:00 p.m.

Edward Davis


Paleontologist Edward Davis leads a discussion about Oregon's Ice Age animals. 

Thursday, April 8 | 6:00 p.m.

Amanda Peng

Paleontology doctoral student Amanda Peng delves into the science behind de-extinction and explores the potential impacts on current ecosystems.

Thursday, April 15 | 6:00 p.m.

Amy Connolly

Biologist Amy Connolly wraps up the series with a talk about the ethics of cloning and genetic engineering.