Coercion and the Helping Professions

Weekend Exploring Liberties Seminar

9:00 — 5:00 PM
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Florida State Conference Center

Healthcare is essential for human well-being, and ethics are incredibly important when dealing with human life. Join us for a one-day seminar to explore the ethical and historical implications of coercion and the use of force in the fields of child welfare, mental health, criminal justice, addiction, and healthcare.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michael Huemer — Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • David Rothman — Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine at Columbia University
  • Thomas Blomberg — Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology at Florida State University
  • Bruce Alexander — Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada
  • Gary Melton — Associate Director for Community Development and Social Policy, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Colorado Denver
  • Gavin Davidson — Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland