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Dorothy E. Roberts: Fatal Invention: The New Biopolitics of Race

Oct. 30, 2012, 5:00 AM

Watch video of Dorothy E. Roberts –  recently named Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at the University of Pennsylvania – presenting “Fatal Invention: The New Biopolitics of Race” based on her latest book Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century.

An acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law, Roberts examines contemporary issues in health, bioethics, and social justice with a particular focus on how they affect the lives of women, children, and African-Americans. Synthesizing a range of disciplines, she sheds light on some of humanity’s most challenging issues to bring hope and awareness to underserved members our society.

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