Category Archives: Park Street Corporation Speaker Series

Race and medicine

In Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, author Dr. Damon Tweedy explores issues such as bias in medicine, the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients. On Mar. 28 … Continue reading

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Depression: The Secret We Share

Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, will give a lecture on “Depression: The Secret We Share” on Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Drawing on his own struggles with depression, Solomon examines the personal, … Continue reading

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Michael Sandel

Political philosopher and best-selling author Michael Sandel will present “Bioethics and the Common Good” on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Theory at Harvard University. … Continue reading

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Immigration and the right to healthcare

Beatrix Hoffman, a historian of the U.S. health care system, will present “Immigration and the Right to Healthcare” on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in Gasson 100. She is the author of the books, The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of … Continue reading

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Beyond Katrina

Award-winning poet Natasha Trethewey will discuss her nonfiction book, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, Trethewey spent her childhood in … Continue reading

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Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest

Award-winning writer and environmental justice advocate Rob Nixon will present “Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest” on Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Murray Function Room at the Yawkey Athletics Center. Nixon is the author of four books, including Dreambirds: the … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with me?

Award-winning writer Meghan O’Rourke will speak on “What’s Wrong With Me?: The Mysteries of Chronic Illness” on Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. She is the author of the memoir The Long Goodbye, an account of her mother’s … Continue reading

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