About the event
Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Professor Peter Redfield of USC on his 2012 article “Bioexpectations: Life Technologies as Humanitarian Goods.”
Trained as a cultural anthropologist sympathetic to history, he concentrates on circulations of science and technology in colonial and postcolonial contexts. The author of Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders (California 2013) and Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana (University of California Press, 2000), he also co-edited of Forces of Compassion: Humanitarianism between Ethics and Politics (SAR Press, 2011), and has been a recipient of the Cultural Horizons Prize of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. He is currently working on collaborative projects related to humanitarian design.