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The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, with Alondra Nelson

Thursday, April 29 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event

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Alondra Nelson was recently nominated by President Joe Biden as the Office of Science and Technology deputy director for science and society. She is president of the Social Science Research Council and is also the Harold F. Linder Chair and Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, an independent center for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. She was previously a professor of sociology at Columbia University, where she served as the inaugural Dean of Social Science.

Nelson is author of several books, including The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome. She has contributed to national policy discussions on inequality and about the social implications of new technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, and human gene editing. 

This event is sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics as a part of its 2019-21 theme of inquiry, Science, Policy, and the Public. It is part of the African American Workshop and Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Office of the President and coordinated by the Division of Equity and Inclusion. It is also part of the Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. 

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Amanda Griffin

Amanda Griffin 10/7/2020

Please let the participants know if Dr. Nelson was able to get help. A number of us are extremely worried.

Amy Connolly

Amy Connolly 9/30/2020

Hello, I was wondering if this lecture would be recorded and made available afterwards? I would really like my students to see this, but the time conflicts with a couple different classes. If not, I understand, and thank you for your time.

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