2011 - Genetic Determinism Then and Now: Confronting the Legacy of Eugenics.




The 2011 Ackerman Symposium, featuring four leading historians of eugenics, was held in conjunction with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” The exhibition and symposium provoked reflection on the broad history of genetic screening and intervention, from the early twentieth-century eugenics movement to present-day dreams of eliminating inherited disabilities through genetic manipulation.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Harvard Medical School
Carl W. Walter Amphitheater, MEC
260 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Department of the History Science

1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Department of Global Health and
Social Medicine

641 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115