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Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC 3007

January 2018

Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness

January 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Join us for a talk with Trevor Hoppe, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, on his book, Punishing Disease: HIV and the criminalization of sickness. The book examines how and why U.S. policymakers and public health systems have adopted coercive and punitive responses to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It also looks at how others diseases have been punished throughout history, and cautions against the extension of criminalization to diseases such as hepatitis and meningitis.   This…

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April 2019

Cows, Corn, and Crap

The food system—from fertilizer manufacturing to production and distribution to food waste in landfills—is responsible for 25 - 30% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Agriculture is also uniquely threatened by climate change.  As a result, there is growing consensus that the food system—what we eat and how we grow it—requires major change in order to protect our health, farmworkers, environment and the climate. Peter Lehner will discuss how agricultural policies and practices can make the sector carbon-neutral, while also making rural communities more…

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