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: 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)
MT. EVEREST  |  630 CHURCH STREET, EVANSTON, IL 60201  |  (847) 491-1069

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"

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