Osler Lectureship

45th Annual Osler Lectureship

Wednesday, November 2nd 2022

6:00 PM, Charles F. Martin Amphitheatre, McIntyre Building

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Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UCI                                                      

Policing The Womb In the Wake of the American Judiciary

In this talk, Professor Michele Goodwin addresses the rising tensions involving reproductive freedom in the United States. Starting with the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, she exposes the errors in the decision and ultimately the opportunistic reading of American history by the Court's majority. The talk turns to the current state of affairs in American reproductive health, including girls and women fleeing their home states to make it to safety or sanctuary states, but also how those efforts are being targeted and potentially criminalized. Professor Goodwin will conclude by pointing out what's next to ensure reproductive freedom for all persons.

Michele Goodwin is a constitutional law scholar and bioethicist whose acclaimed scholarship and public commentary published across books and other media has been at the forefront of American political and legal discourse. Professor Goodwin is Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine, and the founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.




Previous Osler Lectures

The 44th Annual Osler Lectureship: Cynthia Blackstock, PhD: Equity + Culture = Healthy Kids. Watch here

The 43rd Annual Osler Lectureship: Richard K. Reznick, MD: 'Make no little plans': how a systems-based approach can transform medical education. Watch  here

The 42nd Annual Osler Lectureship: Jacalyn Duffin: McGill Medicine on Easter Island: the Forgotten Expedition

The 41st Annual Osler Lectureship: Mark A Ware: 100 years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era. Watch here

The 40th Annual Osler Lectureship: Susan Reverby, PhD: Infamous Medical Research: Bad Guys, Duped Victims, or Something Else? Watch  here

The 39th Annual Osler Lectureship: Julio Montaner: Treatment as Prevention (TasP): From a research hypothesis to a new global target and beyond. Watch here

The 38th Annual Osler Lectureship: E. Fuller Torrey, M.D. "The Strangest Disease: The Peculiar Past but Hopeful Future of Schizophrenia" Watch here

The 37th Annual Osler Lectureship: Margaret Lock. "The Alzheimer Enigma in an Aging World." Watch  here


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