Lectures

The Ethicist's and the Lawyer's New Clothes

The Law and Ethics of Smart Clothes

A lecture by I. Glenn Cohen RI '13, Professor of Law and Codirector of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School

From enhanced exosuits for members of the armed services to clothing that spies on you, this lecture will focus on legal and ethical issues pertaining to the future of smart clothes.

Lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.; lecture begins at 5 p.m.

A video of this lecture will be shared on the Radcliffe Institute website in February.


The smart clothes science lecture series is part of the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute and examines the science and ethics of designing materials that improve and protect lives. A larger, one-day public symposium on the topic took place on Friday, November 15, 2013.