Speakers Bureau

Human Rights

White Men Challenging Racism

What would motivate white men to dedicate themselves to the cause of anti-racism? How can one work simultaneously both from and against white privilege? What successes and failures, inspirations and obstacles do white male anti-racist struggle? This will be a discussion of the experiences and perspectives of white men who are "angry" not at people of color and women, but at racism and sexism.

The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent: What Men Who Stand Against Sexual Assault Stand For

This lecture develops new perspectives for date rape prevention education aimed at men. As opposed to approaches that blame and shame men, it explores more effective ways to infuse into the culture of masculinity an appreciation of the need to adopt an explicit affirmative consent standard for sexual conduct. What are the surprising roots of male resistance to more ethical codes of sexual conduct? How can men be mobilized to promote gender justice and safety in erotic encounters?

Problems of Eyewitness Identification

Many factors affect identification. Research has shown that identification can be affected by factors introduced by law enforcement. Factors such as interviewing, lineup construction and administration, and the type of feedback provided can influence whether an innocent person is convicted of a crime they did not commit.

Stereotyping

Stereotyping in general, as well as how it applies to the legal system.

Ethical Issues in Refusing Care for Reasons of Personal Conscience

The controversy over Plan B has again brought issues of personal conscience to the fore in health care. Should pharmacists be allowed to refuse a legal prescription (or even behind the counter) due to the pharmacist's personal beliefs? On a broader level, how does this issue apply to other care givers, such as physicians and nurses?

Difficult Patients, Over Medication, And Group Think

Some patients, or patient interactions, are described as particularly difficult for caregivers - evoking feelings of repulsion, anger, or frustration. These patients are particularly susceptible to over medication because of the nature of these interactions. In this session, the presenter examines a case from a group home where the patient was unnecessarily over medicated. We then explore how to recognize and avoid these sorts of patient interactions and group dynamics.

National Missile Defense

Explains the science behind the Bush Administration's National Missile Defense program. Shows the NMD faces serious and fundamental technical obstacles. Discussion of policy decision to abandon international treaties on NMD grounds.

Restorative Justice

Speaker discusses a form of justice known to Native American and adopted in many states. Restorative justice brings together victim, offender, and the community when a wrongdoing has been committed to restore justice. THE DEATH PENALTY. Murder-suicide.

Gender, Race, and Equality

Emphasis on how men and whites can engage in anti-racist and anti-sexist activism. The promises and problems of male and white anti-racist and anti-sexist identities.

Death Perception: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

A review of forensic anthropological investigative techniques and methods, with associated case studies and applications.

Cultural Practices of Head Modification

Issues of artificial head molding practices among various cultures around the world, and the contemporary correlates.

Why Good People Do Bad Things

Using real-life cases such as the Challenger Disaster, analyzes the factors at the individual/psychological, social psychological, organizational, and societal levels that lead "good" people to participate in unethical actions.

Dissent and Whistleblowing

Presenter can talk on various aspects of this topic, for example, types of dissenters, stages in a decision to dissent, characteristics of whistle blowers, importance of dissent for organizations and society, principled and unprincipled dissent.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Caring for Patients from Another Culture

What obligations does a physician have when caring for a patient whose culture is fundamentally different than our own? What obligations do physicians have in providing medical translators? If dealing with a culture which believes that a patient should not be told when terminal, how can physicians negotiate this conflict? Presenter explores these issues using cases drawn from Bosnian immigrants.