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Medicine & Medical Ethics

New Families, New Traditions

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The Mark of the Chemist

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The Arrogant Years

   

SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, November 6, 1 P.M.
Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany

Prof. Sander Gilman, Emory University; and Prof. Arthur Caplan, University of Pennsylvania; moderated by Museum Director Dr. David G. Marwell

Lectures by Prof. Gilman, a cultural historian who has written on Nazi science, and Prof. Caplan, a leading scholar in the field of medical ethics, will be followed by a conversation about the origins and legacies of Nazi medical practices.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

Co-presented by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics).

This program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.

Presented in conjunction with Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. Tour the exhibition at 12 P.M. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 646.437.4202.

   

STAGED READING
Monday, November 7, 7 P.M.
The Mark of the Chemist

English Premiere featuring John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou) and New Yorker critic Joan Acocella with a soundscape by Marco Cappelli

Primo Levi, known for his insightful writings about the Holocaust based on his experience in Auschwitz, was a chemist by profession. In this staged reading, acclaimed actor John Turturro reveals Levi’s unique blend of humanistic vision and scientific thought that continue to make his ideas relevant today.

$20, $15 members

 

Presented by Centro Primo Levi NY, Centro Internazionale di Studi Primo Levi Turin in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. This annual program celebrates the 5th International Primo Levi Forum and was generously established by Dr. Claude Ghez in memory of Nella and Giuseppe Treves.

   

BOOK PROGRAM
Wednesday, November 30, 7 P.M.
The Arrogant Years:
One Girl's Search for Her Lost Youth,
from Cairo to Brooklyn

(Ecco/HarperCollins, 2011)

Author Lucette Lagnado in conversation with Malachy McCourt (A Monk Swimming)

Bestselling memoirists Lagnado and McCourt have a lively conversation about their immigrant stories and discuss Lagnado’s poignant, new book, a follow-up to her award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit.

$10, $5 IAC and Museum members

Co-sponsored by the Irish Arts Center

 

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