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Programs from the 2000's



The New Genetics: A Blueprint for Fate or Freedom? (2000)

Dr. Raju Kucherapati, Chairman, Molecular Genetics and Director of the Human Genetics Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Dr. Ellen Matloff, Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling Shared Resource, Yale Cancer Center; Dr. Lisa Newton, Professor and Director of the Programs in Applied Ethics and Environmental Studies, Fairfield University; Dr. Judith Willner, Director of Clinical Genetics at Mt. Sinai Hospital


Searching for Sanity in a Crazy World: Perspectives on Mental Health Today (2001)

Dr. Ina Becker, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Dr. Pamela McCarthy, Director of Health Services and Director of College Counseling Services, Smith College; Dr. John Oldham, Director of the New York State Psyciatric Institue, Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health, Professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Dr. Patricia Tun, Director of the Memory and Cognition Laboratory and Professor, Brandeis University


Zero Degrees of Separation: The Power of Community (2002)

Dr. Sunita Singh MacLaren, President, World Wise, Inc., and Partner, BioSeek; Dr. Phoebe Sessions, Professor, Smith College School of Social Work and Chair, Social Work Practice Sequence for the Springfield, MA public school system; Dr. Judith Shapiro, President, Barnard College; Dr. Brenda Stiers, Executive Director, YWCA of Greenwich (CT)


Food as a Force: In the Kitchen and Around the World (2003)

Florence Fabricant, Food Critic, The New York Times; Dr. John E. Finn, Professor, Wesleyan University; Dr. Barbara Haber, Curator, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University; Dr. Ellen Messer, Visiting Professor, Brandeis University and Tufts University


Crime and Punishment: Focus on Women (2004)

Linda Fairstein, Author, Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Janet Hall, United States District Judge, Connecticut; Elaine Lord, Superintendent, Bedford Hills (NY) Correctional Facility; Jane Maher, Director of Special Programs, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility


Ethics in a Troubled World: Issues in Politics, Business, Journalism and Education (2005)

Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General, State of Connecticut; Denise Davidoff, Vice-Chairman, Workplace, Inc.; Stephen Fuzesi, Jr., Vice President, Chief Counsel and Secretary of NEWSWEEK, Inc.; Rev. Janet Cooper Nelson, Chaplain/Director of the Office of Religious Life, Brown University; Jane L. Wexton, Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel, GE Global Consumer Finance


Matters of Life and Death: Ethical Dilemmas in Medicine (2006)

Dr. Maud H. Chaplin, Professor, Wellesley College; Dr. Ruth Fischbach, Professor, Director of the Columbia University Center for Bioethics; Dr. Donald Hoskins, (retired) Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Beth Israel Medical Center; Dr. Edward Jones, Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery


Women Empowering Women: Agents for Change Around the World (2007)

Nancy Barry, President, NBA Enterprise Solutions to Poverty; Dr. Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Marjorie Margolies, Founder and Chair, Women’s Campaign International; Kay Maxwell, Past President, League of Women Voters; Gretchen Wallace, Founder and President, Global Grassroots


Science and Religion: Colliding, Coexisting…Creating Change (2008)

Dr. Randall Balmer, Professor, Barnard College; Dr. David Helfand, Professor, Columbia University; Dr. Mark McMenamin, Professor, Mount Holyoke College; Dr. Kirk Wegter-McNelly, Assistant Professor, Boston University


Hope in Anxious Times: Exploring New Dimensions of Poverty in America (2009)

Onleilove Alston, Poverty Scholar, Union Theological Seminary; Dr. John O. Fox, Visiting Professor, Mount Holyoke College; Dr. Shirley Johnson-Lans, Professor, Vassar College; Dannel P. Malloy, Mayor, Stamford, Connecticut


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