Type: Public event

A Conversation on Race, Science, and Policy with Osagie Obasogie

Speaker

Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics in the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Date & Time

Nov 23, 2020, 4:00 pm EST
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Osagie K. Obasogie is the Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health. Obasogie’s scholarly interests include Constitutional law, policing and police use of force, sociology of law, bioethics, race and inequality in law and medicine, and reproductive and genetic technologies. His writings have spanned both academic and public audiences, with journal articles in venues such as Cornell Law ReviewCalifornia Law Review (forthcoming), Law & Society ReviewUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional LawStanford Technology Law Review, and the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics along with commentaries in outlets including the The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe AtlanticSlateLos Angeles TimesBoston Globe, and New Scientist. His first book, Blinded By Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind (Stanford University Press) was awarded the Herbert Jacob Book Prize by the Law and Society Association. His second book, Beyond Bioethics: Toward a New Biopolitics (co-edited with Marcy Darnovsky, University of California Press) is an edited volume that examines the past, present, and future of bioethics. Obasogie received his B.A. in Sociology and Political Science (with distinction in both majors) from Yale University, his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley where he was a fellow with the National Science Foundation.