How Did We Get Here, and How Do We Move Forward?
A Keynote Conversation to open the 2020 International Health Humanities Consortium: Politics of Health Conference, featuring:
Senior Political Reporter, CNN
Professor of English, Vanderbilt University
Businesswoman and Politician, Former Mayor of Nashville
Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Vanderbilt University
Thursday, March 26, 2020
4:00pm – 6:00pm | Benton Chapel | Vanderbilt University
This opening keynote panel of the 2020 Health Humanities Consortium (HHC) conference will explore the state of American politics in the context of world events and a vital 2020 election year. Thought and opinion leaders will join in a moderated public conversation to discuss hot-button political topics, ranging from healthcare, to climate change, to guns, to arts, letters, and the role of the media. The panel will discuss questions such as, “What are the best ways forward for a divided nation?”, “Can music, literature, and art bring people together, or do they reflect our divides?”, “How can communities best address issues such as health equity, justice, and inclusion?”, “Does media enable, enhance, or thwart political participation?” and, “What desired political futures can we imagine for individual and public health?”
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This keynote conversation is generously co-sponsored with support from Vanderbilt University Office of the Provost, Arts and Humanities Funding Program.
2020 Conference Schedule
Sponsored by the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, The Curb Center, Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Sociology, American Studies, Dean Bonnie J. Dow, Dean of Academic Initiative, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Stanford Medicine: Medicine & the Muse Center for Biomedical Ethics, Hiram College: Center for Literature and Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, HHIVE, Columbia University Medical Center: Program in Narrative Medicine, Center for Bioethics and Humanities: University of Colorado Center Anschutz Medical Campus, Duke University Health Humanities Lab, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Program for Humanities in Medicine: Yale University School of Medicine, McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and University of Utah Health.