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Apr
25
Thu 12:00 PM

How a Hormone Was Sold as the ‘Moral Molecule’ That Would Save Humanity - Christopher Lane

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When: Thursday, April 25, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor - Searle room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events
Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)
Global Health Events
Global Health Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Christopher Lane, PhD
Professor of English
Member, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Northwestern University

How a Hormone Was Sold as the ‘Moral Molecule’ That Would Save Humanity

From “cuddle chemical” to “moral molecule,” oxytocin has been lavished with descriptors that are scientifically misleading and inaccurate. Recent research even ties the hormone to race prejudice and ethno-nationalism, greatly complicating its contribution to neurobiological arguments about trust, altruism, and sociability. Even so, the hormone remains integral to current advocacy for “moral bio-enhancement,” a project built on heavy doses of idealism and promised empowerment whose actual effects, this talk argues, are more often disempowering, undemocratic, and prone to fail.

May
2
Thu 12:00 PM

Thomas Cunningham - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents A Montgomery Lecture

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When: Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor - Searle room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events
Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

May
9
Thu 12:00 PM

Annalese Duprey - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents A Montgomery Lecture

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When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor - Searle room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events
Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

May
16
Thu 12:00 PM

Greg Brisson - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents A Montgomery Lecture

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When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor - Searle room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events
Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

May
23
Thu 12:00 PM

MK Czerwiec - The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents a Montgomery Lecture

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When: Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor - Searle room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events
Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.

This series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities—along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School’s fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called “Special Topics in MH&B”, this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

Topic information TBA. Watch this space.