Global Medical Cultures and Law

Program Details

FRIDAY, MAY 5 | 1881 SHERIDAN ROAD . HARRIS HALL 108 . EVANSTON CAMPUS

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4:00 – 5:45PM KEYNOTE DIALOGUE
“INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, DEBT, AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE”

MADHAVI SUNDER
law, university of california davis

CHIDI OGUAMANAM
law, university of ottawa

CHAIR HELEN TILLEY
history, northwestern university

5:45 – 6:45PM KEYNOTE RECEPTION
6:45 – 8:45PM KEYNOTE DINNER (invitation only)

SATURDAY, MAY 6 | 1881 SHERIDAN ROAD . HARRIS HALL 108 . EVANSTON CAMPUS

8:30 – 9:00AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 – 9:15AM WELCOME + OPENING
HELEN TILLEY
history, northwestern university
9:15 – 11:00AM PANEL 1

PROJIT MUKHARJI
history and sociology of science, university of pennsylvania
"Common Law Ayurveda: A Legal History of Indigenous Medicine in Nineteenth-Century South Asia"

PAUL JOHNSON
history, university of michigan
"Possessed Persons and Legal Persons in Brazil"

CHAIR REBECCA SELIGMAN
anthropology, northwestern university

11:00 – 11:15AM COFFEE BREAK
11:15AM – 12:30PM PANEL 2

ROSEMARY COOMBE  
law, communication and culture, york university
"The Future and Frontiers of Culturalized Properties in the Global South"

COMMENTATOR KAUSHIK SUNDER RAJAN 
anthropology, university of chicago

CHAIR LAURA PEDRAZA FARIÑA
law, northwestern university

12:30 – 2:00PM LUNCH (provided with rsvp)
2:00 – 3:45PM PANEL 3

BRIDIE ANDREWS
history, bentley university
"Western Understandings of Dang gui: Identification, Extraction, and Regulation"

STACEY LANGWICK 
anthropology, cornell university
"Troubling Rights: Therapeutic Plants, Intellectual Property, and Modern Herbalism in Tanzania”

CHAIR LINDA BARNES
medical anthropology, boston university

3:45 – 4:15PM COFFEE BREAK
4:15 – 5:30PM PANEL 4

KAUSHIK SUNDER RAJAN 
anthropology, university of chicago
"Constitutional Values: The Trials of Gleevec and Judicialized Politics"

COMMENTATOR ROSEMARY COOMBE  
law, communication and culture, york university

CHAIR CAROL HEIMER
sociology, northwestern university

5:45 – 7:45PM CONFERENCE DINNER (provided with rsvp)
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SUNDAY, MAY 7 | 1881 SHERIDAN ROAD . HARRIS HALL 108 . EVANSTON CAMPUS

8:45 – 9:15AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:15 – 11:00AM PANEL 5

"Enabling Restrictions: Law, Medicine, and Female Sterilization in Costa Rica"

MARÍA CARRANZA
inciensa, university of costa rica
&
STEVEN PALMER
history, university of windsor

SIRI SUH
gender, women, and sexuality studies, university of minnesota
"Globalizing Reproductive Health in Senegal: The Troubled Medicalization of Abortion in an Illegal Landscape"

CHAIR NOELLE SULLIVAN
anthropology, northwestern university

11:00 – 11:30AM COFFEE BREAK
11:30AM – 12:30PM WRAP-UP + BRUNCH (provided with rsvp)
NEW RESEARCH AND PUBLISHING POSSIBILITIES

Funded by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies in support of its Global Medical Cultures and Law Research Group


with co-sponsorship from

The Science in Human Culture Program

The 2016-2017 Klopsteg Seminar Series in Science in Human Culture