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5:30 pm

Immortal Life: The Promises and Perils of Biobanking and the Genetic Archive

September 28, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

Please join the Consortium for a reception at 5:30pm to meet and welcome historians of science, technology and medicine as they kick off the 2017-2018 academic year at the Consortium.

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Priscilla Wald – Cells, Genes, and Stories: HeLa and the Patenting of Life

September 28, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Schermerhorn Extension Room #754, Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Ave
New York , NY 10027 United States

754 Schermerhorn Extension 1200 Amsterdam Ave Speaker: Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English, Duke University The by now well-known story of Henrietta Lacks imparts human drama to the development of the first immortal human cell line. But there … Continue reading

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6:00 pm

Beth Linker – The Great War and Modern Veteran Care

September 28, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY

This talk will trace the practice and ethic of the rehabilitative model of veteran care, with an eye toward showing how it later became commodified as part of America’s ongoing commitment to pursuing a militaristic foreign policy.

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8:00 pm

Federica Coppola – Emotions, Criminal Brains, and the Guilty Mind

September 28, 2017, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pupin Hall Room #222, Columbia University, 538 West 120th Street
New York, 10027 United States

This lecture explores how the neuroscientific teachings about the role of emotions in moral decision-making and antisocial behavior might lead to a rethinking of our orthodox understanding of criminal culpability, as well as of current criminal justice policies and practices.

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