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Sanger Series: "Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century"

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Larrick Student Center, Court End Ballrooms
900 Turpin St., Richmond, Va. 23298

Description

Modern neuroscience presents new opportunities and challenges for national security. Join us for a talk by Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D., author of Mind Wars, exploring the implications of this issue for the present and future.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The lecture will begin at noon.

The event is free and open to the public, but please register. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593 prior to Oct. 31, 2016.

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Sponsors

VCU Libraries and the VCU Office of Research and Innovation present this Sanger Series lecture.

About the Speaker

Jonathan D. Moreno is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professor. He is also a professor of medical ethics and health policy, of history and sociology of science, and of philosophy. His latest book is Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture and the Social Network (2014). Among his previous books are The Body Politic (2011), Mind Wars (2012) and Undue Risk (2000). Moreno is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and is the U.S. member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee. A senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C., he has served as an adviser to many governmental and non-governmental organizations, including three presidential commissions, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, was an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow, holds an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University and is a recipient of the Benjamin Rush Medal from the College of William and Mary Law School, the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship from Tufts University and the Penn Alumni Faculty Award of Merit.

Image: Sanger Series logo, by Jeff Bland

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