Already a Club Member? First Time Logging-In? Please enter your email on file with the Membership Dept.
Your Member email was verified. Check your mailbox. Your password setup link was sent.
Your email address is not assigned to any Member.
Your web account is not active anymore.
Want to reset your password? Enter your e-mail assigned to your Membership.
Want to set up your password? Enter your new password below.
Your password was set. Log into your account using your email and your new password.
Join The Explorers Club as we explore the ethical obligations that must be considered in the planning, execution, and crisis management of any expedition. We will start with the 1884 case of Regina v Dudley and Stevens, involving three sailors stranded without food or water in a lifeboat, and end with Jost Kobusch the solo climber who is currently on Everest.
Along the way, this lecture will consider the implicit social contract that underlies all expeditions, assessment of decisional capacity while in the field, and the implications of the ethical concept of the “duty to rescue.” Special attention will be paid to the ethical dimension of underwater exploration and the conversation every diver should have with their buddy about entrapment and nitrogen narcosis.
Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live — Monday, March 7th at 7:00 pm ET.
David N. Hoffman is a health care lawyer and clinical bioethicist in New York City, where he is a lecturer in bioethics at Columbia University and a full time member of the core faculty at the Columbia Master’s and certificate programs in bioethics. He is also a clinical assistant professor in bioethics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and clinical ethics consultant for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York – Hospice Program.
Mr. Hoffman completed the pilot post-graduate program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System Bioethics Committee. Mr. Hoffman is a frequent lecturer on the interactions between law, medicine and ethics.
David’s research and teaching in the area of bioethics and the law are informed by his exploration of human and nonhuman capability, behavior, values and decision-making beyond the bounds of of the built world, primarily on and under the oceans.
Ted has served in various executive positions, including CEO, at financial institutions involved in Capital Markets, Banking and Asset Management over a 30+ year business career. He is President Emeritus of The Explorers Club in New York City and has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit Boards, currently holding positions with Gannett Co. Inc., Roc Capital, RiskSpan Inc., and Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
The oceans have been one of Ted’s passions since he was young, including a life-changing year after graduating from college when he worked with scientists, explorers and filmmakers as the 1981 Rolex Scholar of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society.
From Dudley and Stevens to Jost Kobusch
See our upcoming events