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Initiated in 2003 with the express purpose of fostering communication between scientists in different disciplines as well as between scientists and the public, Cutting Edge Lectures in Science are made possible through the generous support from the Faculty of Science (Dean); Faculty of Medical Sciences, and the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM).

Where: Auditorium, Redpath Museum, 859 Sherbrooke Street West, Metro McGill/Peel
Seating is limited. No reservations necessary.
When: 6 PM, followed by a reception.
Cost: FREE, everyone welcome.

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Most of the Cutting Edge Lectures in Science are available on iTunes U and on McGill podcasts. Find them in the section entitled "Science and Technology" .


FALL 2016


 Sept. 15: Spies and lies - Cold war science, the CIA, and the case against Ewen Cameron

  By Andrea Tone (Canada Research Chair in the Social History of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, McGill)

This talk revisits the history of the CIA-funded mind control program, MK-ULTRA, which funded the research and patient treatments of Dr. Ewen Cameron, the chair of McGill's psychiatry department, during the Cold War. Drawing on newly available archival materials, oral histories, and other sources, it explores and historicizes MK-ULTRA's' objectives, Cameron's work, and the controversy and legacy both engendered.