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Threshold: Biodiversity, Climate, and Humanity at a Crossroads

March 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States

In Threshold, three renowned scholars will discuss the implications of the climate crisis for the future of life on Earth. By exploring the variety of scientific, cultural and political relationships between humanity and biodiversity over time, these experts will address the elements needed to respond to the most daunting challenge in human history. Threshold will conclude with a panel discussion and questions from the audience on the prospects for a new environmental ethic for the 21st century.

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1:00 pm

Cancer Across Cultures: Defining Disease in Integrative Oncology

March 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this event, our speakers investigate cancer across cultural and and social boundaries to better articulate diverging and converging definitions of disease.

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5:00 pm

Jackie Scully – Precision Medicine, Embodiment, Self & Disability

March 9, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Case Lounge (Room 701), 435 W 116th
New York, NY 10027 United States

Speaker: Jackie Scully, Newcastle University This event is part of the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiative’s series, Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture. As a form of genomic science, precision medicine holds out the promise of new classifications of bodily anomaly (including … Continue reading

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6:00 pm

Nancy Tomes – Nuisance or Necessity? Historical Perspectives on the “Informed” Patient

March 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, 701 West 168th St, Hammer Health Sciences Building
New York, 10032 United States

Drawing on her latest book, Dr. Nancy Tomes will put the current debates over the value of “medical Googlers” in historical perspective.

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7:00 pm

Neuroculture-Neuroscience and the Law: Are We There Yet?

March 9, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Engelman Recital Hall Baruch College, CUNY Jed S. Rakoff, Columbia Law School Jennifer Mangels, Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York In the past decades, cognitive neuroscience has enabled a … Continue reading

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