IHSP seminar: Race as a Risk Factor in Public Health


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Professor Osagie Obasogie will discuss a paper he is currently working on, titled Race as a Risk Factor in Public Health, where he attempts to assess how race is being conceptualized in the literature that discusses race as a risk factor for particular diseases. Prof. Natalie Stoljar (IHSP, Philosophy) will chair the session.  

Osagie K. Obasogie is Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law with a joint appointment at UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Genetics and Society. Named one of 12 Emerging Scholars in Academia under 40 by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, his research and writing spans Constitutional law, bioethics, sociology of law, and reproductive and genetic technologies. He has written for Slate, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and New Scientist.

Professor Obasogie’s visit is co-sponsored by the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory, the Law Teaching Network, Labor Law athe Institute in Comparative Law and the Institute for Health and Social Policy. All welcome to attend.