Past Events

October 13, 2015
Dr. Sondra Crosba gave a featured lecture on “The Health of Refugee: Europe in Crisis” on Tuesday, October 13th.  Conversation about the world’s largest refugee crisis since World War II and the US role.

Watch the video here or
Read about it on BU Today here

March 19, 2015
The 2015 Cathy Shine lecture, “The Right to Try – Compassionate Use of Experimental Medicine,” given by Arthur Caplan, founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics in NYU Langone Medical Center’s Department of Population Health, is available on video!

February 27, 2015
“We tortured some folks”: Physicians and Lawyers at the Post 9/11 CIA Black Sites

December 16, 2014
The US Senate recently released a report detailing the use of torture by the CIA.  The Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights Department, in conjunction with Global Lawyers and Physicians, addressed this report during a special forum and discussed issues on how a medical torturer is made, national and international law on torture, the relevance of the Nuremberg Principles, applicable medical ethics standards regarding the physician’s role in torture and prison medicine,  and what health and medical-related obligations, if any, the US owes to those we tortured.

Video of The Role of Physicians, Psychologists, and Health Care Providers in Post-9/11 Torture: A Forum on the US Senate’s Committee Study of the CIA’s Interrogation Program

February 12, 2014
Pike Lecture
Jonathan Woodson’s lecture, titled Meeting the Needs of America’s Heroes: A Lifetime and Community Obligation, offered insight into the responsibilities the nation has to military ill or injured as a result of their service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Read more here

December 3, 2013
The Constitution Project and Global Lawyers and Physicians at Boston University School of Public Health co-sponsored a conference on the Medical Care and Medical Ethics at Guantanamo at The National Academy of Science in Washington D.C.
Read Conference’s Summary here

September 11, 2013
Public Health at Guantanamo Bay Prison

April 23, 2013
Genocide in Bosnia: Sarajevo in the 1990’s

April 22, 2013
Commercial Surrogacy in India

January 28, 2013

November 19, 2012
Doctors of the Dark Side

October 15,2012
9th Annual Pike Conference: The Least Bad Death: Who Decides?

February 14, 2012
Bringing Torture Home:  American Soldiers and the Legacy of Torture

November 2011
The Right to Health Care Access and the Courts:  Rethinking Health Law

October 23, 2011

The Holocaust and Its Legacy: Resiliency, Fragility and Restitution of Survivors

October 29, 2010
Coming Home Injured:  Care and Advocacy for America’s Veterans

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