2008 Spring Human Evolution 2.0: Biotechnology and the Future of Human Nature

May 1, 2008

“Mechanical Love”

“Mechanical Love” is a documentary on the interrelationship between robots and humans. The film portrays people who have a close relationship with a robot, and it takes us from the […]

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April 29, 2008

Hank Greely

Hank Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics at Stanford University. He specializes in legal and social issues arising […]

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April 24, 2008

“Lake of Fire”

Ever since Roe v. Wade, the United States has been deeply divided on the issue of abortion. In that landmark case, an unmarried woman was refused an abortion in Texas. […]

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April 22, 2008

Laurie Zoloth

Laurie Zoloth is Director of the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society and Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Professor of Religion […]

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April 18, 2008

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of 2006, […]

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April 17, 2008

“No End in Sight”

The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq’s descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality and anarchy, NO END IN SIGHT is a jaw-dropping, insider’s tale […]

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April 10, 2008


“A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, Nanking tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days […]

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April 8, 2008

Edward McCabe

Edward R.B. McCabe, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and Executive Chair of the UCLA Department of Pediatrics, and Physician-in-Chief of the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. He directs the Pediatric Research, […]

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April 3, 2008

“Taxi to the Dark Side”

The death of an Afghani taxi driver in US military custody is at the center of this disturbing documentary about the Bush administration’s policy on detainee interrogation techniques — what […]

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March 27, 2008

“Terror’s Advocate”

This documentary profiles the controversial French lawyer Jacques Vergés, who has spent his life defending terrorists of all stripes. After representing Algerian separatist Djamila Bouhired — and losing her case […]

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March 25, 2008

Gregory Stock

Gregory Stock has explored the larger evolutionary significance of humanity’s recent technological progress for many years, and he examined the subject at length in his 1993 book, Metaman: The Merging […]

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March 11, 2008

William Hurlbut, MD

“William B. Hurlbut is a physician and Consulting Professor at the Neuroscience Institute.  After receiving his undergraduate and medical training at Stanford University, he completed postdoctoral studies in theology and […]

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March 6, 2008

Charis Thompson

Dr. Charis Thompson is Associate Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is Director of the Berkeley Science, Technology, […]

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March 4, 2008

Michael Spezio

Michael Spezio is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Scripps College. Previously he was a postdoctoral scholar in social and affective neuroscience in the Division of the Humanities and Social […]

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February 28, 2008

“Our Daily Bread”

Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film looks without commenting into the places where food […]

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February 26, 2008

Dorothy Roberts

Dorothy Roberts is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, with joint appointments in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology (courtesy), and as a […]

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February 21, 2008

“Strange Culture”

The surreal nightmare of internationally-acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz began when his wife Hope died in her sleep of heart failure. Police who responded to Kurtz’s 911 call deemed […]

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February 19, 2008

Rachel Mayeri

Rachel Mayeri is a Los Angeles-based artist working at the intersection of science and art. Her videos, installations, and writing projects explore topics ranging from the history of special effects […]

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T. Kim Trang-Tran

Tran, T. Kim-Trang was born in Viet Nam and emigrated to the U.S. in 1975. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has been producing […]

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