Conference: genomics and the Philosophy of Race

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Kresge Town Hall
Sat, 10:00AM to 6:00PM; Sun, 9:00Am-12:00PM
The conference aims to foster a dialogue about race, and, in particular, about relationships between ideas of race and modern genomics research. Four panels of experts and two keynote speakers will consider scientific, historical, sociological, and philosophical questions: Does contemporary genomics inform and shift our classifications, conceptualizations, and consciousness of race? To what extent is race real? Which inferences, if any, about the body, mind, and culture might race and related concepts (e.g., ancestry and ethnicity) ground?

We invite students, researchers, and the public at large to join our conversation. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is presented by the UCSC Philosophy in a Multicultural Context Research Cluster, and co-organized by the Institute for Humanities Research and Rasmus Gr√łnfeldt Winther.

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