Calendar of Events
Good Intentions and Eugenics: Avoiding Genetic Genocide
Monday, February 25, 2008
4:00 pm – Lecture
5:30 pm – Reception
Senate Salon in the Georgia State University Student Center
44 Courtland Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3973
Professor Paul Steven Miller, J.D.
Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law
Director, Disability Studies Program
University of Washington School of Law – Seattle
B.A. 1983, University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 1986, Harvard University
Professor Paul Steven Miller is the Henry M. Jackson Professor of Law and the Director of the University of Washington’s interdisciplinary Disability Studies Program. Prior to his appointment at the UW, Professor Miller was a commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the White House liaison to the disability community.
The relationship between the medical and disability communities is complex, multi-faceted, and influenced by historical, social, and cultural factors. Although physicians, health care researchers, and people with disabilities all work from the standpoint of wanting to do what is in the best interest of disabled individuals, the notion of what actually is “best” is often understood quite differently among these constituencies. Professor Miller will examine questions raised by genetics and the applications of genetic research from the disability perspective and explore the implications for scientists, health care professionals, and disabled individuals.
Directions and Parking
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Please visit www.lawandhealth.org and click on ‘Contact Us’ for directions and parking.
Continuing Legal Education Credit for Lawyers
1.5 CLE hours have been applied for from The Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (cost is $7.50). To receive credit, please bring your Georgia Bar number and sign in at the CLE table.
Category : Center for Law, Health & Society