HAMDEN — James Giordano, a neuroscientist and neuroethicist from Georgetown University Medical Center, will discuss “Brave New Brain: Neuroscience and Neuroethics for the 21st Century” when he delivers the 30th annual Stiernotte Lecture in Philosophy on September 16 at Quinnipiac University. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Grand Courtroom in the Center for Communications & Engineering on QU’s Mount Carmel Campus at 275 Mount Carmel Avenue.

Giordano will discuss cutting-edge developments in neuroscience and neurotechnology, and explore what these developments mean for the long-held ideas, traditions and practices of humanity on an individual, social and global scale. Giordano also will talk about the value of neuroethics and how it might provide insights into moral thought, emotions and actions, and develop ways to address and direct brain research and its uses in medicine, public life and human relations on an international scale.

Giordano is editor-in-chief of the journal Philosophy, Ethics and Humanities in Medicine, associate editor of the international journal Neuroethics and executive-editor-in-chief of the book series, “Advances in Neurotechnology: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues.”

His ongoing research addresses the neuroscience of pain, aggression and moral decision-making, and the neuroethical issues that arise in and from the use of advanced neuroscientific techniques and technologies in research and applications in medicine, and national security, intelligence and defense.