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Past Events

Date:
Mar 14, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207
Speaker(s):
Dan Brock, Harvard University

Dan Brock is a Harvard professor of Medical Ethics in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Prior to his arrival at Harvard, Brock was Senior Scientist and a member of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Until July 2002, he was both Professor of Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Brown University. He served as Staff Philosopher on the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine in 1981-82, and in 1993 was a member of the Ethics Working Group of the Clinton Task Force on National Health Reform. He has been a consultant in biomedical ethics and health policy to numerous national and international bodies. Refreshments will be served.

Date:
Feb 21, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207
Speaker(s):
Daniel Callahan, President Emeritus, The Hastings Center

Daniel Callahan is Senior Research Scholar and President Emeritus of the Hasting Center, an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969. The Center's mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies. He was its cofounder in 1969 and served as its president between 1969 and 1996. He is also co-director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy.

Date:
Jan 31, 2013 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Barnard College, Diana Center
Room:
504
Speaker(s):
Arthur Caplan, New York University

Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics in the Department of Population Health at New York University's Langone Medical Center, will discuss his career in bioethics.

Date:
Nov 29, 2012 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Mathematics Building
Room:
207
Speaker(s):
William Stubing, former President, Greenwall Foundation

Finding funding for scientific research is an ever-present problem in the medical community. Come hear the former president of the Greenwall Foundation, William Stubing, discuss his career in the field of grantmaking. He has more than 40 years of experience in philanthropy and education with 20 years spent at the Greenwall Foundation.

Date:
Nov 08, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY
Room:
411
Speaker(s):
Dr. Pablo Simone University of Andalusia, Spain Visiting Professor, Columbia University

Dr. Simone, a member of the Bioethics Commission in Spain, will be talking about his experiences in clinical ethics in Spain, and how they resemble, and differ from, those in the US.

Date:
Oct 23, 2012 - 6:15 p.m.
Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus

Mildred Solomon is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hastings Center. She is also Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Medical Ethics, a program aimed at building the bioethics capacity of Harvard-affiliated hospitals. In addition to Fellows from the United States, her program has trained bioethicists from Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Israel, Australia and Iceland.

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

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