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Past Events

Date:
Mar 26, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
417
Speaker(s):
Oliver Sacks, Columbia University

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks examined how the normal brain, if deprived of perceptual input, may generate illusory sensations as with the visual hallucinations of the blind, or the musical hallucinations of the deaf.

Date:
Mar 08, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027
Room:
103
Speaker(s):
Robert Jay Lifton

Dr. Lifton, psychiatrist and scholar, is chiefly known for his studies of the psychological causes and effects of war and political violence. He is a National Book Award winner, and is the author of The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, Witness to an Extreme Century, Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, and other books. 

Date:
Mar 04, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.) New York, NY 10128
Speaker(s):
Professor Robert Klitzman

 

Date:
Feb 16, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
963
Speaker(s):
Matthew Liao, Ph.D., Center for Bioethics, New York University

The Ethics of Erasing Memories ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Style

Date:
Jan 26, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall
Room:
963
Speaker(s):
Sally Satel, M.D. writes regularly about bioethics for the New York Times.

When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors

Date:
Nov 17, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall
Room:
310
Speaker(s):
Alan Fleischman, M.D., Medical Director, The March of Dimes

Dr. Alan R. Fleischman is a senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes Foundation as well as clinical professor of pediatrics and clinical professor of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He spoke on his professional journey from clinical and research ethics to his active role in current public health policy.

Date:
Oct 20, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W 116th St, New York, NY 10027
Room:
103
Speaker(s):
Carol Levine, Director, Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund, Macarthur "Genius Award" recipient

Carol Levine, director of Families and Health Care Project with the United Hospital Fund and Macarthur "Genius Award" recipient, spoke on her career trajectory and how she came to the bioethics field from a non-traditional path. Before joining the United Health Fund in 1996, Levine directed the Citizens Commission on AIDS in New York City, and founded The Orphan Project. As a senior staff associate of The Hastings Center, she edited the Hastings Center Report.

Date:
Sep 15, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Speaker(s):
John Appleby, Wellcome Trust Fellow in Bioethics, Cambridge University

The Ethics of Telling Children if They Were Donor Conceived

Date:
May 23, 2011 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall
Room:
602
Speaker(s):
Karen Maschke, Editor, IRB; James Colgrove, Ph.D.; Robert Klitzman, MD; and others.

The panel offered tips on how to publish for academic and lay audiences in this new and rapidly advancing field. Professor Colgrove has authored and co-authored several notable books, including State of Immunity: The Politics of Vaccination in Twentieth-Century America, and Searching Eyes: Privacy, the State and Disease Surveillance in America and articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and elsewhere. Professor Klitzman has published several books, and numerous articles in academic journals as well as the New York Times, Newsweek, and other publications.

Date:
Apr 14, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mudd Hall
Room:
633
Speaker(s):
Kenneth Prager, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Prager is the director of the ethics committee at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In his presentation, he discussed the ways that the medical profession has changed over the course of his career, how ethical boundaries have been affected by technology advances, and gave advice on how students could be effective for both their fellow doctors and their patients.

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