Fri, Oct 20, 2023

12 PM – 2 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States

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We are thrilled to announce an upcoming event that promises to be both enlightening and thought-provoking! The CWRU Department of Bioethics is proud to sponsor the launch of Patrick Pietroni's eagerly awaited book, "The Tyranny of Identity" (Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, forthcoming 2024).

­ƒôû About the Book:
In a world where identity often seems to define and divide us, "The Tyranny of Identity" challenges us to question the role of identity in our lives, societies, and ethical considerations. Patrick Pietroni's exploration delves deep into the complexities of identity politics, ethics, and the implications for our future.

­ƒùô´©Å Event Details:
­ƒôà Date: Oct 20
­ƒòÆ Time: 12-2
­ƒôì Location: BRB 105
For the livestream:

­ƒÄñ About the Author:

Professor Pietroni DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, is former Dean of General Practice at the London University. He is the author of several books, including, The Greening of Medicine, Holistic Living, The Poetry of Compassion and Innovation in Community Care and Primary Health: The Marylebone Experiment. Dr. Pietroni founded and was editor of the Journal of Interprofessional Care, the International Journal of Cuban Studies, and the Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care. Notably, he also served for a number of years as the family physician of the British Royal Family.

Dr. Pietroni currently serves as Director of The Darwin Centre Trust's Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion (DIISC; 2016-present) (Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK and Darwin's birthplace), an 11 university consortium of focused on education, research, and service on the importance of compassion for healing our broken world. Department of Bioethics Professors Eileen Anderson and Mark Aulisio, serve as CWRU's representatives to the DIISC consortium.

­ƒôî Why Attend?
Gain profound insights into the intricate relationship between identity and ethics.
Join the dialogue on crucial societal issues.
Network with fellow professionals and thought leaders.
Get your copy of "The Tyranny of Identity" signed by the author!

­ƒÆ╝ Who Should Attend?
This event is open to anyone passionate about ethics, identity, and the broader implications for our rapidly changing world. Whether you work in bioethics, academia, healthcare, or simply have an interest in thought-provoking discussions, this event is for you.

­ƒôó RSVP Today!
Space is limited, so make sure to secure your spot early. RSVP at and mark your calendar for a captivating discussion of intellectual exploration. The livestream is available at

Join us in celebrating the launch of "The Tyranny of Identity" by Patrick Pietroni, and let's embark on a journey of introspection and meaningful conversation.
Food Provided (Reception to follow)


BRB 105

10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, United States


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Patrick Pietroni

Professor Pietroni DSc (Hon), FRCP, FRCGP, MFPH, is former Dean of General Practice at the London University.  He is the author of numerous academic articles, editor of three journals and several books, including, The Greening of MedicineHolistic LivingThe Poetry of Compassion. His latest book, The Tyranny of Identity was published in the UK on 22 September 2023. 

In 2013 Professor Pietroni organised a conference in Shrewsbury entitled “Mental Health – How could we do better?” Following this conference he established a steering group of interested senior academics to explore the concept of “compassion”, its rigour and relevance in our societies.  This led to a launching conference and the establishment of the Darwin Centre Trust (DCT) and the Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion (DIISC) in 2015.  DIISC was established in December 2015 to act as the operational wing of the newly formed DCT. 

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