"Power and Ethics" mini-conference

On October 25, 2012, Barry University will host the annual Undergraduate Mini-conference. Inspired by the common reader, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," the conference will explore the theme of  “power and ethics.” This exciting all-day event will include panel presentations and discussions, including a visit to campus by David “Sonny” Lacks, one of Henrietta Lacks’ sons.   

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

To register for the Conference Click Here

Conference Schedule:

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

From Babe Didrikson to the Board Room: The Evolution of Women in


Dr. Daniel Rosenberg, Dr. Gayle Workman- School of Human Performance & Leisure Science

Thompson Kostka Room

Militarism, Patriarchy and Power in The Hunger Games

Dr.  Laura Finley, Dept of Sociology/Criminology  and

Ms. Kelly Concannon Manisse - Nova Southeastern University

Andreas Room 111

Power, Ethics, and the Privatization of Prisons:  The Relevance of Neoliberalism

Dr. Fernando Perez, Dr. Luigi Esposito- Dept of Sociology/Criminology

Thompson Andy Gato Gallery


Power, Ethics, and Science Poster Session

Dr. Tamara Hamilton, Ms. Mara Tsersarskaja – Dept of Physical Sciences     Dr. Christoph Hengartner, Dr. Ana Jimenez, Dr. Silvia Macia, Dr. Michael Robinson,  Dr. Brenda Schoffstall and Dr. Leticia Vega – Dept of Biology

Andreas Room 112

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The Haitian Genocide

Dr. Evelyn Cartright – Dept of English

Thompson Kostka Room

Henrietta Lacks: Discipline, Security and La naissance de Biopolitique

Dr. Sean Erwin- School of Adult & Continuing Education

Dr. Ruth Tallman (commentator) - Dept of Theology/Philosophy

Thompson Andy Gato Gallery

Putting Me in Medical Decision Making:  The Evolving Power of Patients in Medical Care

Dr. Debra Lacey, School of Social Work

Andreas Room 111


Business Entrepreneurship:  Education for Women in Prison

Dr. Philip Mann and Ms. Rose Marie McClung – Entrepreneurial Institute, School of Business

Andreas Room 112

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Lunch/Plenary  Session
Dr. Stephanie Bingham, Assistant Professor of Biology and

Dr. Sean Foreman, Associate Professor of Political Science will lead

a discussion featuring David “Sonny” Lacks, son of Henrietta Lacks &

Kim Lacks, granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks.


Box Lunch will be served.


Andreas Room 111


1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m

Power, Ethics, and Cultural Challenges in Transnational Corporations

Dr. Sandra Schrouder - School of Adult & Continuing Education

Thompson Andy Gato Gallery

Mass Media and Power:  The Cartelization of Information (and just about everything else)

 Dr. Nickesia Gordon, Dr. Vince Berdayes – Dept of Communication

Thompson Kostka Room

The Exchange of Inmate Organs for Liberty:  A Reflection on Interest Convergence and Shifting Power in Bioethical Debates

Ms. Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Barry School of Law

Andreas Room 112


The Immortal Life:  A Collaborative Theater PresentationDr. Hugh Murphy and students from Department of Fine Arts

Andreas Room 111


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