Symbioses: A BioSocial Network FiFth Semi-Annual Retreat June 6

At this meeting we will be forming three working groups that will begin to design collaborative projects around a topic that has surfaced repeatedly in our prior meetings. These three groups will be the first in a series of working groups hosted by the network. When you register, you will be asked to select one of the following working groups: BioSocial Pegagogy, Neuroscience of Addiction, or Environment and its Limits.

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10:30-10:40AM Welcome 

Katayoun Chamany (New School: Biology) Dorothy Roberts (UPenn: Sociology and Law), Helena Hansen (NYU: Anthropology and Psychiatry)

10:40-12PM Opening Remarks: Key Considerations for Working Groups

  • BioSocial Pedagogy: Katayoun Chamany (New School: Biology), Amber Benezra (NYU: Engineering)

  • Neuroscience of Poverty:Dorothy Roberts (UPenn: Sociology and Law), Martha Farah (UPenn: Psychology), Carl Hart (Columbia: Psychology), Sebastian Lipina (National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET))

  • The Environment and its Limits: Sabrina McCormick (George Washington: Public Health), Jeff Shaman (Columbia: Health Sciences)

12-1PM Lunch

1PM-3PM Working Group Breakout Sessions

3-4:30PM Reports to Network and Next Steps