Seminar Schedule 2023-24

October 11, 2023, 7:15pm EST (at Faculty House)
Matters of Life and Death
Robert E. Pollack, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences; Former Director, University Seminars (2009-2019)

November 8, 2023, 7:15pm EST (at Faculty House)
Counseling in the Liminal Space
Susan Gerbino, Clinical Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work; Director, Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

December 13, 2023, 7:15pm EST (at Faculty House)
Under Pressure: The Material and Affective Registers of Organ Donation
Tanya Zivkovic, Research Fellow at the School of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia

February 14, 2024, 12:00pm EST (via Zoom)
Global Warming, Ecological Degradation, and the Future of Mortality
Tony Walker, Professor of Death Studies, University of Bath; Former Director, Centre for Death & Society (2011-15)

March 20, 2024 7:15pm EST (at Faculty House)
End of Life Ethics: An Ecological Approach
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka, Senior Vice President for Grief Programs for the Hospice Foundation of America

April 10, 2024, 7:15pm EST (at Faculty House)
The Torments of Despair Masquerading as Hope: Anticipating Medical Aid in Dying and Discovering Hope, Differently
Dr. Ashley Moyse, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics in Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center

May 8, 2024, 7:15pm EST (at Faculty House)
Aesthetics: Expanding Life through/beyond “Life’s Ending”
Kei Okada, Former Program Manager, End-of-Life Spiritual Care, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNS Health) Hospice and Palliative Care