Memory and Slavery

  • Founded
    2001
  • Seminar Number
    689

The foundational premise of this seminar centers on the continued effects of slavery—in a wide variety of forms—in the United States. Such social constructs depend upon human conceptions, behaviors, and key neurobiological regulatory mechanisms sculpting them. Simultaneously, the seminar considers the ways in which the past may be experienced in the present; that is, the slavery of memory.

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the discussions focus upon many important contemporary debates in psychology, biomedical science, its policy, and bioethics. Members of this seminar include scientists, sociologists, clergy, physicians, therapists, scholars and others who share an interest in learning from the collective memories of slavery.


Co-Chairs

Dr. Pilar Jennings
pj38@columbia.edu

Professor Robert Pollack
pollack@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
John Glasenapp
btg2114@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/28/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM
Women's Bodies Locked up in Hate
Christia Mercer, Columbia University




10/26/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM
Knowledge Ownership and Slavery: Lessons from 1 Samuel 13:19-21
Gregory Simpson,




11/30/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM
Reimagining the U.S. justice system: Moving beyond mass incarceration to increase justice and safety
Geraldine Downey, Columbia University
Abstract




12/14/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM

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02/01/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM

Robert Pollack, Columbia University




03/08/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM
College Bound: Learning from GED Students Bound for Community College
Robert Hanning, Columbia University

Amy Lippman, Intellectual Property Lawyer and Columbia Community Impact Volunteer
Abstract



03/22/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM
The Dilemma of the Atom Bomb
Alan McGowan, The New School




04/26/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
12:00 PM
Living The Changing History of Race-Making--And Not
Gerald Sider, The Graduate Center, CUNY