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Conversation about the History and Current Legacies of Eugenics

A Blue Photo Flyer with a photo of Osagie Obasogie and the eugenic tree. The Text Reads: A Conversation about the History and Current Legacies of Eugenics, May 7, 2021, 12 PM PT, Osagie Obasogie, UC Berkeley, Eugenics and Scientific Racism at Stanford and Beyond

Abstract: Join us for a conversation with Dr. Osagie Obasogie on past and contemporary legacies of eugenics, from his research on reproductive and genetic technology to his role in pushing UC Berkeley to re-examine and disavow their Genealogical Eugenic Institute Fund.

 

About the Speaker: Osagie K. Obasogie is the Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics in the Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. His research on bioethics centers social, ethical, and legal implications of genetic and reproductive technology as well as the role of science in the construction of race. He is the author of Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind and the editor of Beyond Bioethics: Towards a New Biopolitics.