This event will take place virtually at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT. Not in PDT or EDT? Check your time zone.
Join Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Columbia Global Reports online Wednesday, March 17, at 6 p.m. EDT for a timely conversation on the ethics of medical care, featuring Harriet A. Washington, author of the new Columbia Global Reports book Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent, neurologist Olajide Williams, and journalist Jelani Cobb, moderated by Columbia Global Reports Director Nicholas Lemann.
In Carte Blanche, Harriet A. Washington, author of the award-winning history of medical racism Medical Apartheid, tells a shocking story about researchers departing from what should be an inviolable ethic of informed consent before enrollment in medical research. Using a wide range of examples, Washington shows how subjects—disproportionately Black—are given experimental substances they haven’t agreed to, often with harmful results. This panel will be a discussion of the problem and what to do about it.