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Science and Human Rights Speaker Visits Kent Place School

On Tuesday, April 3, The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School will host speaker Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney for a talk titled, “Science and Human Rights: A Bridge Towards Benefiting Humanity” in Atwood Hall from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Dr. Toney is an educator and scientist whose career has spanned academia and the pharmaceutical industry. He currently serves as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Kean University, holds six U.S. patents and has been published widely in peer-review and popular publications including, USA Today and The New York Times.  

His recent article featured in the Huffington Post, “Social Movements’ Friend and Foe, From Wall Street to Tahrir Square” can be read by clicking here.

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Dr. Toney’s presentation will highlight case studies from different scientific disciplines and discuss how scientists have an opportunity and a responsibility to play an active role in preserving human rights. The Ethics Institute event is open to the Kent Place community as well as the general public.

This event will be tweeted live by @EthicsInstitute. Search and follow the hashtag, #kpstoney to join in the conversation.

The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School believes that the development of ethical and moral awareness in all members of the community, and the ability to make sound ethical decisions based upon clear moral judgment, is integral to the education of students who will become outstanding leaders in the 21st century. In order to support its mission, the Institute offers a wide range of year-round programs and activities. For more information, please visit us at

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