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Three Generations -- No Imbeciles: The History of the Eugenics Movement in America

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Description: Dr. Paul Lombardo will discuss the history and implications of the American Eugenics Movement and share the disturbing behind-the-scenes story of Buck v. Bell, a Supreme Court case that upheld Virginia's sterilization law. There will be ample time for Q&A and lunch will be served.
Dr. Lombardo is the Regents' Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law at Georgia State University. He has served as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and published extensively on topics including eugenics, health law, medico-legal history, and bioethics. His books include: "Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court and Buck v. Bell (2008) and A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era (2011)." Among other things, Dr. Lombardo has served as a consultant for a U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum exhibit as well as for several films exploring the impact of eugenic screening.
Location: Room 3221, Worrell
Contact: Professor Perdue