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Lectures and Events

The events below include our weekly Montgomery Lectures, other events we host, and relevant events hosted by other groups at Northwestern University and its affiliated clinical partners.

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program, CBMH members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Feb

23

Legacy, Healing, Health, and Community: A Journey from the Field to the Field

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This presentation is an inspiring exploration into the personal and professional journey of a remarkable individual who is not only a descendant of the last documented ship of enslaved West Africans to illegally arrive on American soil but also served as a compassionate nurse and somebody who is deeply dedicated to the health of her community. In this engaging presentation, we will delve into her lineage, life experiences, and the transformative path to healthcare.

Veda Robbins has been a Registered Nurse in Alabama since 1996. Most of her nursing career was spent as a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of South Alabama Children s and Women s Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. She currently works as a Community Organizer in Africatown, the community founded by 32 of the Clotilda survivors. Working in the community, she constantly has her eye on the health needs of the community while working on Restorative Economics.

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Feb

26

Gerardo Con Diaz - Monkeys, Artificial Intelligence, and Humanness in U.S. Copyright Law

Evanston - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Speaker

Gerardo Con Diaz, University of California-Davis

Title

"Monkeys, Artificial Intelligence, and Humanness in U.S. Copyright Law"

Abstract

This talk uses copyright law to investigate the emergence of generative artificial intelligence systems as distinct technical and legal entities. Imagine that you use an image-generating system such as DALL-E to create a picture. You enter a prompt, and the system automatically draws on art created by legions of artists to output a new illustration. You might be satisfied with the image, or you could enter additional prompts to tweak it to your liking. Who gets to own this new image, and why was the system able to draw on these artists work in the first place? What does it mean to create an image, and for an image to be new, if the tools involved blend the works of millions of other artists? Based on my upcoming book, on the social studies of digital copyright, this talk shows how the stability of generative AI in US copyright law hinges on the interplay of two relatively recent legal fields: one on non-human animals rights to hold legal standing, and another that sustains search engines ability to display creative works without permission. Tracing these connections reveals how AI is becoming a distinct legal entity thanks to such disparate issues as a monkey s inability to own a copyright, Google s longstanding legal strategies, and artists and scientists negotiations over the limits of ownership in digital art.

Biography

Gerardo Con Diaz researches how law and policy have shaped the digital world. His first book, Software Rights, examines software patenting in the United States. He researches how law and policy have shaped the digital world. His first book, Software Rights, examines software patenting in the United States. His next book, on Internet copyright, is under contract with Yale University Press. He also have a few side projects on the histories of medical algorithms, the California oil industry, and the U.S. music industry. His research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is an Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of California, Davis, and the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. With Jeff Yost, he edits the Johns Hopkins Series Studies in Computing and Culture. He received a Ph.D. from Yale University and additional degrees from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) and Harvard University.

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Feb

26

Health Equity Week 2024: Generating Solutions Through Expert-Level Conversations - Mon Feb 26-Fri Mar 1

Online - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

invites you to attend the 4th annual

Health Equity Week 2024:
Generating Solutions Through Expert-Level Conversations

Monday, February 26 Friday, March 1

Join us for this unique hybrid educational opportunity. Through a carefully curated series of moderated sessions on a variety of topics, thought leaders and scholars from within and outside Northwestern will share insights into the roots of healthcare disparities and will facilitate discussions that inform and inspire innovative solutions.

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

For event details and speaker information, please visit our website.

REGISTER ONLINE

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Feb

29

The Haunted Curriculum: Engaging Ghosts... - David Ansari

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

David Ansari, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Education
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

The Haunted Curriculum:
Engaging Ghosts in Mental Health Care and
Health Professions Education

Scholarly accounts of socialization and professionalization in a variety of health professions have emphasized how intuitions, skills, and judgments become embodied through apprenticeships, where novices are absorbed in communities of practice and transformed into experts. Drawing on ethnographic research on apprenticeships among budding psychotherapists in France, who support patients whose mental health has been adversely affected by displacement and discrimination and situating it with accounts of injustice in clinical training, Professor Ansari will engage the exciting field of hauntology to examine the emergence of these specters and the ways they shape the development and performance of expertise. This talk will extend this framework to understand how the development of clinical skill and expertise is orchestrated within and beyond haunted sites of apprenticeship. Engaging the ghosts of clinical training requires more than simply identifying them. Instead, affective engagements demonstrate how the development of dispositions and a clinical habitus are experienced differently by different learners, and these engagements posit alternative ways of conceptualizing belonging and inclusivity in health professions education.

This lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie Research Building (303 E Superior), Chicago Campus. For those outside the Chicago area and anyone who would prefer to attend remotely, a Zoom option is also available.

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Mar

07

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Mar

14

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Mar

21

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Mar

28

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

04

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

11

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

18

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

25

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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May

02

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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May

03

Trust: The Seventh Annual Northwestern Bioethics and Medical Humanities Conference

Chicago - 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM

The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Graduate Program are hosting a one-day conference dedicated to engaging the Northwestern and Chicagoland communities in the rich, multidisciplinary research and scholarship of our field.

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Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA (Baylor College of Medicine) will deliver the keynote presentation. Additionally, a lineup of presentations and discussions centered around this year's theme: TRUST is expected to showcase diverse work by a mix of Northwestern Medicine clinicians and researchers, colleagues from other Chicagoland institutions, and alumni of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics graduate program.

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For updated details, please visit:
https://bioethics.northwestern.edu/conference/

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May

09

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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May

16

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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May

23

Montgomery Lecture Series

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Montgomery Lectures Series is presented weekly on Thursdays from noon to 12:45pm, and is open to all. Presenters are faculty in the Master of Arts in Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities members, and special guests. This series was named in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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