This discussion series examines research ethics issues raised in popular films and documentaries. We welcome multidisciplinary perspectives. Anyone from any University department is welcome to attend any or all of these events.
Coming up next on Thursday, December 16th, 1pm to 3pm:
Discussion of the documentary "Remembering Anarcha," about Dr. James Marion Sims' controversial legacy as the "father of modern gynecology" who conducted experiments on enslaved women.
This event was held online via Zoom. Please note that this event was not recorded.
Discussion of "Charly"
The third session focused on the 1968 film, "Charly." Featuring Columbia’s Paul Appelbaum and the University of British Columbia's Judy Illes in a discussion involving audience participation and moderated by Shawna Benston.
Monday, February 24th: 2-4pm with light reception to follow, Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall in Columbia Journalism School (2950 Broadway)
Discussion of "Voices from the Grave"
The second session of this series focused on the 2010 documentary, "Voices from the Grave" and the research leading to the film and book that inspired it. Co-hosted by the Office of Research Compliance and Training and the Human Research Protection Office/IRBs. Featuring Columbia’s Mary Marshall Clark and the documentary’s producer Ed Moloney in a discussion involving audience participation and moderated by Columbia’s Geraldine Downey.
Monday, October 21st, 3-5pm, Vagelos Education Center Room 201
Discussion of "Three Identical Strangers"
The first session focused on the 2018 documentary, "Three Identical Strangers." Triplets who had been adopted in infancy by three different families in infancy accidentally reconnect as young adults and ultimately discover nefarious reasons for their initial separation. Audience members came prepared to experience and investigate a riveting narrative of a NYC-based family who were unknowing subjects of an intense research study with wide-ranging implications. Co-hosted by the Office of Research Compliance and Training and the Human Research Protection Office/IRBs. Featuring Columbia's Robert Klitzman and Neil Schluger in a discussion moderated by Shawna Benston and Challace Pahlevan-Ibrekic.