Keynote – Dr. Paul A. Lombardo
Paul A. Lombardo is a lawyer and historian best known for his scholarship on the American eugenics movement. His books include Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, The Supreme Court and Buck v. Bell (2008), and A Century of Eugenics in America: From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era (2010). He has been instrumental in the movement to solicit apologies and legislative denunciations of past state eugenic laws, successful so far in seven states.
Lombardo serves as a Senior Advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and holds the Bobby Lee Cook Chair as Professor of Law at Georgia State University in Atlanta. From 1990 to 2006 he was a faculty member in the Schools of Law and Medicine at the University of Virginia, where he received both his Ph.D. and J.D. degrees.
Articles related to the conference:
Paul Lombardo – Disability, Eugenics, and the Culture Wars
Paul Lombardo – Eugenics, Medical Education, and the Public Health Service
Paul Lombardo – Facing Carrie Buck
Paul Lombardo – Return of the Jukes