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Global Health Colloquium: "A World Cut in Two: Trafficking with the Organs Traffickers" - Nancy Scheper Hughes

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NANCY SCHEPER-HUGHES is Chancellor's Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley where she directs doctoral training in critical studies of medicine, science, and the body. Well-known for her seminal writings on violence and poverty and for her leadership as a public intellectual and founder of the medical human rights project Organs Watch, Scheper-Hughes has conducted path breaking studies of infant mortality and mother love, death squads and democracy, and popular justice in poor communities in Brazil and South Africa.  For the last 15 years Scheper-Hughes has focused on understanding the spread of illicit means of procuring fresh organs for transplantation.  In the process, she has built collaborative, multi-sited and multidisciplinary research engagements that are truly global in scope.

Location: Bowl 1, Robertson Hall (lower level)

Date/Time: 02/17/12 at 12:00 pm - 02/17/12 at 1:30 pm

Category: Colloquium

Department: Program in Global Health and Health Policy