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Horizons Lecture: DNA Testing and the Pursuit of an American Identity

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall

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As interest in DNA testing has soared questions have followed.  What is the relationship between biology and ethnic and racial identity?  How do different ethnic groups respond to stories of multiple origins?   And what larger societal issues may emerge for a multicultural, multiracial country such as the United States?  Join us for a lively discussion of these developing issues. Dr. Jennifer Hochschild is the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government at Harvard University, Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard College Professor, and the Chair of the Department of Government.  She is also the director of The Project on Genomics, Politics, and Policy at Harvard University.  Her many books, published by Oxford, Princeton, Harvard, and Yale University presses, examine themes of race and immigration in the larger context of public policy.

Presented as part of Horizons: Exploring Breakthroughs in Science & Technology and Their Impact on Society, a lecture series of the STEAM Initiative at Cambridge Public Library.

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