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Bogotá, Colombia -- Conscientious Objection and Freedom

In 2012, Professor Ivan Garzón Vallejo, director of the political science program at the University of Sabana, began an interdisciplinary research project on the juridical, political, philosophical, and medical perspectives of conscientious objection. The research group is made up of four professors of law, one from political science, two from medicine, and another from philosophy. Its first meeting was in July.

In the bi-monthly work sessions the members of the group submit for consideration the research carried out and take up current questions concerning freedom and conscientious objection. The balance of the first semester’s work was positive, and two of the projects carried out are ready for publication: the book Abortion and Conscientious Objection, by Professor Vincent Prieto, and the research article “Philosophical Arguments, Religious Beliefs, and Public Fairness,” by Professor Garzón Vallejo.

Romana, No. 55, July-December 2012, p. 377.

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